Program Details

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

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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Program Heads

Office Hours
Geller, Elaine Graduate Deputy 718 951 5186 4400 Boylan Hall egeller @ Available by appointments


Admission Requirements

Department Speech Communication Arts And Sciences
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:

- Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- Two letters of recommendation (academic letters related to profession of speech-language pathology).
- Statement of Purpose addressing why you are interested in the program and describing your professional goals (maximum two pages).
- Resume listing employment history, professional background, extra-curricular activities (maximum one page).
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Applicants must have completed five pre-requisite courses at the time of applying.

Selected applicants are invited to attend an interview.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61
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 and hearing, anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, speech and language acquisition, audiology, treatment of speech and language disorders, phonetics, speech and language disorders, and statistics.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Degree requirements
54 to 66 credits are required for the degree.

Students must pass a written 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 Speech Communication Arts and Sciences 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 speech-language pathology, as follows:

Speech 7107X, 7211X, 7323X, 7325X, 7326X, 7327X, 7321X, 7128X, 7313X, 7336X, 7337X, 7333X, and U7441X; and not more than 6 credits in clinical practicum, for a minimum of 400 clock hours. A maximum of 9 credits in courses in clinical practicum (7391X, 7392X, 7393X, 7691X), special problems (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 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 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: Secondary Education 7500X. Additionally, those students must complete Speech 7551X and Childhood Education 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.

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