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Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements. Students are accepted into the program in the Fall semester. The requirements noted here are in addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate programs at Queens College.

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

  2. Applicant must satisfy minimum requirements for admission as well as those required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for admission to graduate study in Speech-Language Pathology. Applicants must have at least 3 semester credit hours in the biological sciences, 3 semester credit hours in the physical sciences, 3 semester credit hours in statistics and 6 semester credit hours in the behavioral or social sciences. They also must have completed the following courses with at least 3 semester credit hours in each:

    • Child Development
    • Phonetics
    • Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Language
    • Speech and Hearing Sciences
    • Language Acquisition
    • Audiology
    • Two courses in communication disorders in children and adults
    • One course in linguistics/ language (e.g., syntax, psycholinguistics, school age language, bilingualism, introduction to language)

  3. Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which come from faculty members. An interview may be required.

  4. Results of the Graduate Record Examination.

  5. Proof of proficiency in the English language is required of all applicants whose first language is not English, and who were educated in a country where English is not the official language. Applicants must receive a score of at least 114 on the internet-based TOEFL, or equivalent.

  6. A personal essay.

  7. The credentials of each applicant will be examined by the Graduate Admissions Committee, which
    may accept, accept with conditions, or reject candidates.

  8. The number of applicants approved for matriculation is limited by the training facilities available: therefore, applicants who otherwise meet minimum requirements for matriculation may not necessarily be admitted.

The application deadline is February 1 for the year in which the prospective candidates apply. Because only a limited number of candidates are admitted each year, the process is competitive. Permission of the program director is required for enrollment in any of the courses in the program.



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Eileen Sprague
Administrative 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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