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Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology

About the Program

The graduate program requires two years of full-time study including one summer session. Students begin in the fall semester only. The graduate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is approved by the New York State Department of Education. Students completing the program fulfill the academic and practicum requirements for ASHA clinical certification in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP); professional licensure in New York State in Speech-Language Pathology; and entry-level certification as Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) in New York State. 

A major feature of the program is its highly individualized and personal approach. Classes are small and taught by an exceptional faculty who are readily available to students. Most members of the faculty are actively involved in one-to-one clinical mentorship in addition to classroom teaching.  Each entering class follows the same course sequence and as such becomes a close-knit, learning group.

Graduate housing is available on campus.

The graduate program offers a wide range of clinical and academic experiences during the four semesters and one summer of full-time study. In addition to formal coursework, students attend weekly clinical seminars that are carefully arranged to provide preparation in diagnostic and clinical methodology. During these seminars, students are also exposed to contemporary issues, including ethical concerns, state and national priorities, and other critical professional issues.

Graduates have an excellent record of program completion, national praxis examination pass rate, and high employment.

Alumni continue to serve the needs of children and adults with a variety of communication disorders in multiple settings (e.g., hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, preschools, Early Intervention), are university faculty members training future professionals, or active researchers in the field.

The Long-Term Strategic Plan for the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is available through the Speech-Language-Hearing Center or the Graduate Program Director upon request. The administrative policies of the institution of higher education and the education program comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and executive orders, prohibiting discrimination, including harassment, against students, staff and clients on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability of condition age, sexual orientation status as a parent, and status as a covered veteran.



 Office Information

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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