Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

Students must complete a minimum of 52 credits as listed below. Students are expected to enter the program having taken prerequisite courses in basic communication processes as well as communication disorders. Students who have not completed prerequisite coursework in neurology, speech science, and speech-language pathology in educational settings prior to entrance into the graduate program may take these courses within the graduate program; these courses will be counted toward the elective requirements. The graduate programs in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology do not offer a pass/fail grading option for any class or clinical practicum experience. Degree requirements for all programs must be completed within six years of the matriculation date. 

Additional Requirements

1. Matriculated status

2. Completion of a minimum of 52 graduate credits distributed in the following manner with a grade of B (3.00) or better in each of the required courses:

  • speech-language pathology required courses, 24 credits
  • practica and externships, 15 credits
  • audiology course, 3 credits
  • speech-language pathology electives, 10 credits

3. Passing the comprehensive examination if SLPG 68000 Thesis is not elected (details for the examination and thesis available through the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology)
Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Requirements for the Master of Science in Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)

Students must complete a minimum of 54 credits as listed below. Students are expected to enter the program having taken prerequisite courses in basic communication processes as well as communication disorders. Students who have not completed prerequisite coursework in neurology, speech science, and speech-language pathology in educational settings prior to entrance into the graduate program may take these courses within the graduate program; these courses will be counted toward the elective requirements. The graduate programs in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology do not offer a pass/fail grading option for any class or clinical practicum experience. Degree requirements for all programs must be completed within six years of the matriculation date.

Additional Requirements

1. Matriculated status

2. Completion of a minimum of 54 graduate credits distributed in the following manner with a grade of B (3.00) or better in each of the required courses:

  • speech-language pathology required courses, 29 credits
  • practica and externships, 15 credits
  • audiology course, 3 credits
  • speech-language pathology electives, 7 credits

3. Passing the comprehensive examination if SLPG 68000 Thesis is not elected (details for the examination and thesis available through the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology)
Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

4. Additional requirements for the New York TSSLD credential that are not included within the graduate program curriculum include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • a year of college-level study in a language other than English
  • a 3-credit course in history
  • a 3-credit course in fine art
  • Seminar in Violence Identification and Prevention
  • Seminar in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Courses required for the TSSLD credential may be taken before or after admission into the graduate program but, if taken after admission, may extend the length of the graduate program. Certification is not automatic; it is awarded only to those individuals who have completed an approved teacher education program such as ours, achieved passing scores on required teacher education examinations, and applied for certification from the appropriate state education department.

Applications for and additional information about New York State teacher certification may be found at the Department of Education website.
Department of Education

Typical Course Sequence for SLP or TSSLD
(subject to change)

Fall 1

Credits
Assessment and Measurement 4
Fluency Development and Disorders 3
Language Disorders in Children Ages 3-21 3
Clinical Practicum I        2
Total      12

Spring 1

Voice and Related Disorders    3
Adult Aphasia and Related Disorders    3
Dysphagia    3
Early Intervention    2
Clinical Practicum II    2
Total  13

Summer Session 1

Speech Science (if needed)     3
Clinical Practicum III     2
Electives  2-4
Total  4-7

Summer Session 2

SLP in Educational Settings (if needed)     3
Seminar: Aural Rehabilitation     3
Elective     1
Total  4-7

Fall 2

Augmentative and Alternative Communication   3
Clinical Phonology   3
Clinical Practicum IV   1
Electives   2
Total   9

Spring 2

Clinical Externship (Professional Experience in Education or Professional Externship in Speech-Language Pathology)  8-10