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 program is accredited by the ASHA's Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. 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 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.
The Program in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to engage students in scientific and scholarly inquiry in the processes of human communication and related disorders of speech, language, and hearing. The program is committed to providing students with the most current research-based academic and clinical education, and to stimulate ongoing pursuit of knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders. As an academic and clinical discipline, the program seeks to maintain the highest professional standards of research, teaching and service delivery, and to promote free exchange of ideas, ethical decision-making, and advocacy for the rights and interests of individuals with communication disorders.
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