Yeshiva University is preparing to offer a new Master of
Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on
Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville,
MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. This status is used to identify a
graduate education program that has submitted an Application for Candidacy and
has met eligibility criteria to participate in the candidacy program. Final decision on admissions will be made
once the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA/ASHA) awards Candidacy Status to the
program will lead to the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language
Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and
licensure in the state of New York. The
SLP graduate program has been approved by the State of New York. Enrollment of
students will begin following Candidacy approval by 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 statement 2-3 pages in length (typed) on career
motivation to become a Speech-Language Pathologist.
• Professional vita or resume.
• Recommendation letters from 2 or 3 individuals.
• Applicants who are not native speakers of English will be
required to pass the TOEFL (program code 7619) and demonstrate English speaking
and comprehension skills appropriate for service delivery. TOEFL minimum score
is 610 (253 on computer-based), which must be received by the institution prior
to the admission into the graduate program. Students may be referred for accent
reduction or ESL instruction. All students 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.
• Applications to the graduate program will start following
approval of Candidacy applicant by CAA, and will continue as a rolling deadline
until June 1, 2016.
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.
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
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.
(Updated January 1, 2015)
For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Linda Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
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