• MS in Speech-Language Pathology Admissions

  • Yeshiva University is seeking to offer a new Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology, and is an accreditation applicant with the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).
    When the graduate program is initiated the following admission criteria will be followed:

    • Completion of a Bachelors Degree with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in the prerequisite coursework. For applicants with an undergraduate major other than in speech-language pathology (communication sciences and disorders), completion of the required pre-requisite courses with a grade of "B" or better.
    • Credits for prerequisite courses from other universities may be accepted by the department if they contain equivalent information. Consideration of these course credits will be made only after an applicant is accepted into the graduate SLP program.
    • General GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and writing) (taken within the last 5 years); no minimum GRE score is required.
    • Personal written statement 1-2 pages in length.
    • Professional vita or resume.
    • Letters from 2 or 3 individuals willing to serve as a reference.
    • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate sufficient mastery of English proficiency to be able to succeed as a graduate student and to practice the profession of speech-language pathology; and have a minimum score on the TOEFL of 610 (253 on computer-based), which must be received by the institution prior to the admission into the MS SLP graduate program.
    • The deadline for submission of an application for admission to the graduate program will start Feb. 1 of each year and will continue as a rolling deadline until August 1.

    After ranking eligible candidates, a personal interview may be conducted of the top ranked eligible candidates in the discretion of the program’s admissions committee.

    Prerequisite Coursework Requirements

    Applicants must show proof of satisfactory completion of all prerequisite coursework. Prerequisite courses are required to be completed by all applicants who do not have an academic speech-language pathology background.

    Prerequisite communication sciences courses include:

    Introduction to Language Acquisition (3 credits)
 An introduction to the nature of language and communication.

    Phonetics of American English or Phonetics (3 credits) 
Phonetic features of oral American English and dialectal variations of American English and non-native English speech.

    Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 credits) 
An overview of the structure of speech and the basic mechanisms involved in the production of speech sounds; a foundation for a more in-depth study of speech science and its application to clinical practice in speech-language pathology and audiology.

    Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (3 credits) 
Introduction to organic and behavioral correlates of human communication, its development and disorders.

    Introduction to Audiology (4 credits) 
An overview of the field of audiology inclusive of acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the ear, and measurement of disorders.

    Speech Science (3 credits) The acoustical components of speech and their physiological correlates: information-bearing elements in the speech signal and their perceptual processing.

    Hearing Science (3 credits) Principles of acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the ear and auditory system, and psychoacoustics

    In addition to the 22 credits of prerequisite communication sciences and disorders courses listed above, applicants must also fulfill the following requirements at either an undergraduate and/or graduate level: English (6 credits); social science (6 credits); biological science (3 credits—no lab necessary); physical science (3 credits—no lab necessary); statistics (3 credits); history (3 credits); arts (3 credits); and non-English language (3 credits) requirements.

  • Contact

    For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Linda Carroll at linda.carroll@yu.edu.

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