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.
- A GPA of B (3.0) or better.
- 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
- Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Language
- Speech and Hearing Sciences
- Language Acquisition
- Two courses in communication disorders in children
- One course in linguistics/ language (e.g., syntax,
psycholinguistics, school age language, bilingualism, introduction to
- Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which come from faculty
members. An interview may be required.
- Results of the Graduate Record Examination.
- 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.
- A personal essay.
- The credentials of each applicant will be examined by
the Graduate Admissions Committee, which
may accept, accept with conditions,
or reject candidates.
- 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
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.