Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Brooklyn College's highly regarded program for the master of science in speech-language pathology prepares students for careers as speech-language pathologists in community speech, language and hearing centers; hospitals; school systems; rehabilitative agencies; and private practices.

Offered through the Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, the master's degree (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.

Graduates are eligible to apply for New York State licensure and ASHA certification in speech-language pathology. Students who complete additional required courses in education and clinical practicum in educational settings are also eligible to apply for certification as teachers of students with speech and language disabilities (TSSLD) by the New York State Education Department.

The program provides students with opportunities for intensive academic study of communication sciences and therapeutic methodologies. A wide range of professional and educational service agencies, on and off the Brooklyn College campus, serve as clinical practicum sites. Through course work and practicum assignments each student is able to develop a sound conceptual framework in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Requirements for a master of science degree in speech-language pathology include successful completion of 54 to 66 credits and 400 hours of clinical practicum. Students have the opportunity to take course work leading to the NYS Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and pass the comprehensive examination to graduate.