Degree Requirements for Communication Disorders and Sciences
For specific requirements, select one of the following links:
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
- Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences
Our Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology ensures that all graduates meet the academic and clinical hour requirements for ASHA certification, for New York State licensure, and for Initial Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). This is a two-year program that requires attendance for five consecutive semesters: Fall--Spring--Summer--Fall--Spring.
To be considered for graduate admission, an applicant must have:
- a communication disorders and sciences bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a non-CDS discipline will be considered if they have earned a minimum of 18 credit hours in communication disorders and sciences courses, to include: at least 9 credit hours related to the normal development of the sciences related to speech, language, and hearing; 6 credit hours in speech-language disorders, and; 3 credit hours in audiology. Our department offers those courses that enable a candidate to become eligible.
- a minimum grade point averages of 3.0 overall in and within CDS coursework
- three-credit courses in statistics, psychology, biology, and physics or chemistry
- submitted a completed graduate application and supporting documents via CSDCAS by the established deadline
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (PDF)
- M.S. Graduate Curricular Map (PDF)
- Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences (PDF)
- B.S. Undergraduate Curricular Map (PDF)
Our program is happy to host your visit. Contact CDS Graduate Advisor Tim Overbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule your tour.