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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Graduate Admission Requirements

Students are accepted into the program in the Fall semester only.  The application deadline is February 1 of the year for which prospective candidates apply.  The graduate program at Queens College is full-time only.  The application process is competitive.

Applicants must apply online through the Graduate Admissions website. See the Graduate Admissions website for complete details. 

Applicant must meet the requirements for general admission to graduate programs at Queens College and the Speech-Language Pathology program.  Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for all requirements. The requirements noted here are in addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate programs at Queens College.

          1. A general GPA of B (3.0) or better

          2. Applicants should have completed the following basic science, math, and behavioral or social science requirements:  

                 - 3 credits each in the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and child development

                 - 6 credits in the behavioral or social sciences. 

          3.  Applicants should have completed the following pre-requisite coursework in communication sciences and disorders (3 credits each) by the time of matriculation:

Introduction to Communication Disorders (or equivalent) (e.g. LCD 106)
Phonetics (e.g. LCD 110)
Anatomy & Physiology of Speech/Language (e.g. LCD 207)
Hearing science (e.g. LCD 208)
Speech science (e.g. LCD 309)
Language acquisition/development (e.g. LCD 216)
Introduction to Audiology (e.g. LCD 330)
          4.  The results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  This should be taken no later than the December preceding the February 1st deadline.

         5. Three letters of recommendation from undergraduate instructors, typically two from faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and one from a faculty member in another area.
         6.  A personal essay.
         7.  Applicants who present international credentials or whose native language was not English must receive a minimum score of 650 on the paper-based version, 114  on the internet-based version, 280 on the computer-based version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The credentials of each applicant will be examined by the Departmental Graduate Admissions Committee, which accepts, accepts with conditions, or rejects candidates. An interview may be required of the candidate.  The number of applicants accepted for matriculation is limited; therefore, applicants who otherwise meet minimum requirements for matriculation may not be admitted.

Remember: The application deadline is February 1 for the year in which you are applying.



 Office Information

Eileen Sprague
CUNY Office Assistant
Office: Gertz Building
Phone: 718-997-2930/2946

Arlene Kraat

Program Director

Office: Gertz Building
Phone: 718-997-2930/2946
Fax: 718-997-2935

Patricia McCaul
Associate Program Director, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Office: Gertz Building
Phone: 718-997-2936


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