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Speech-Language Pathology: Master of Arts (MA)
The Linguistic and Communication Disorders department’s program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program provides the academic and practicum requirements for clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for professional licensure by the New York State Department of Education. It also provides the necessary academic and pedagogical preparation for certification by New York State as a Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities—SED Program (IRP) Code: 02710.

Requirements for Matriculation 

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. Applicants from undergraduate programs other than Queens College 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 mathematics, and 6 semester credit hours in the behavioral or social sciences. They also must have the following courses (or their equivalent) in basic science, communication processes, education, and child development:
a. 3 semester credit hours in Child Development (Psychology 224)
b. 3 semester credit hours in Introduction to Communication Disorders (LCD 106)
c. 3 semester credit hours in Audiology (LCD 330)
d. 15 semester credit hours in anatomical/physiological bases (LCD 207, Anatomy & Physiology for Speech and Language); physical/psychophysical bases (e.g., LCD 110, Phonetics; LCD 208, Hearing Science; LCD 309, Speech Science); and linguistic bases (LCD 216, Language Acquisition)
2. Each applicant must complete a prerequisite worksheet and include it with their application
3. At least three letters of recommendation from undergraduate instructors, normally two from faculty in communication science and disorders and one from a faculty member in another area. Applicants who have been employed full time following receipt of their undergraduate degree may wish to submit letters from employment supervisors. An interview may be required. 

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 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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 Admissions at a Glance

Fall Deadline February 1
Fall Extended DeadlineN/A
Spring DeadlineFall only 
Spring Extended DeadlineN/A

Letters of Reference3
Essay  500 Words
GRE  Yes

Accepts Non-MatricNo

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