M.S. degree program in speech - language pathology
HEGIS code 1220
NYS SED program code 77738

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This master of science degree program prepares students for careers as speech-language pathologists in community speech, language, and hearing centers, hospitals, school settings, rehabilitative agencies, and private practice. Academic, clinical, and research opportunities covering the range of disorders that occur throughout the lifespan are provided in state-of-the-art classrooms, clinical suites, and laboratories.

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Admission Requirements

Department Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders
Fall Application Deadline February 1st - fixed deadline
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation, one must be academic, attesting to the applicant's capacity to successfully complete graduate study. Letters from professionals who the applicant has observed or shadowed will not be accepted. Recommendations should not be dated more than 18 months prior to the date of the application deadline.

3. Statement of Purpose addressing your interest in the program, discipline and future goals (maximum two pages).

4. Resume, including employment history, professional background and skills, volunteerism, extra-curricular activities (maximum two pages).

Applicants must have completed at least five pre-requisite courses prior to applying. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview. All six required pre-requisite courses AND all ASHA coursework must be completed prior to admitting Fall.

I. GRE scores

II. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php.

Supplemental Admissions Form (pdf): http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/socialsciences/departments/communication_sciences/graduate/information/pathology/supplemental_admissions_form.php

The Speech-Language Pathology MS program does not accept non-degree applications
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A
Examinations GRE


Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer at least 24 credits in speech-language pathology and audiology with grade point average of 3.00 or higher. The credits must include courses as follows: acoustics of speech, language and hearing, anatomy and physiology of the speech, language and hearing mechanism, speech and language acquisition, audiology, phonetics, nature of speech and language disorders, and statistics. General matriculation and admission requirements of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Degree requirements

There are two options within the master's program in speech-language pathology. Students entering the master's program can complete the master's degree in speech-language pathology, Option A (see below); or students can select to complete a master's degree in speech-language pathology with a specialization in early intervention, Option B (see below).
59 - 78 credits depending upon completion of Option A or B

Option A - Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

59 - 71 credits are required for the degree.

Students must pass a departmental comprehensive examination and must take and report their scores on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology. Information about requirements for the comprehensive examination is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures." Courses in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses. The program of study must be approved by an adviser in the student's major area of concentration. Students must also complete requirements in communication, arts, sciences, and disorders as follows: Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 7107X, 7128X, 7211X, 7313X, 7321X, 7323X, 7325X, 7326X, 7327X, 7331X, 7333X, 7336X, 7337X, and U7441X; and not more than 11 credits in clinical practicum, for a minimum of 400 clock hours. A maximum 11 credits in courses in clinical practicum (Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 7395X, 7396X, 7397X, 7398X, 7399X and 7691X), and/or 14 credits with special problems (Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 7296X), and courses taken on a tutorial basis may be counted toward the degree. The remaining credits required for the degree must be chosen in consultation with an adviser in the major area of concentration. Courses in speech, language, and hearing science may be incorporated on an elective basis.

Certification of clinical competency
Only students who complete the degree requirements, including the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, are eligible for certification of clinical competency by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Those students who intend to apply for New York State teacher certification as "Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)," must present course work as described in option (b) or (c) of the matriculation requirements for the M.S. in education, teacher of students with speech and language disabilities, or must complete an additional 3 graduate credits in the School of Education as follows: SEED 7500X. Additionally, those students must complete: Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 7551X and CBSE 7672T and 7677T. In order to be eligible for teacher certification, students must also pass exams and complete workshops as stipulated by the New York State Department of Education.

Option B - Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a Specialization in Early Intervention

66 - 78 credits are required for the master's degree in speech-language pathology with a specialization in early intervention

Completion of a master's degree in speech-language pathology with additional required coursework in the early intervention specialization. Year 1, ECAE 7675T, CASD 7442X; Year 2, CASD 7443X, 7445X, 7446X. In order to qualify for the specialization in early intervention, students are required to complete an application and an interview once accepted into the master's program. The program of study must be approved by the deputy chairperson.

Grading Policy

Students who earn a grade of B- or C+ in any course shall be required to complete a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). If the student fails to satisfactorily complete the PIP on or before the date assigned by the instructor, the student will be required to re-take the course. If the student earns a grade of B- or below upon re-taking the course, the student will be dismissed from the program. Students are allowed a maximum of two PIPs. Students who earn two grades of C or below will be dismissed from the program.