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Linguistics and Communication Disorders

The Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders ​brings together specialization in theoretical, experimental and applied linguistics with leading clinically based research on speech language pathology and communication disorders. We incorporate current research in these fields ​into teaching on our highly ranked graduate and undergraduate programs.


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Scholarship Opportunity for CSD Majors

We are pleased to announce the JFEW Scholars Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders for the Fall 2021 semester – thanks to a generous grant from JFEW.

You may be one of the lucky recipients! Applications will be accepted until August 27, 2021!

More Information          Application


Department Administration

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours.

Faculty can be reached by email and are holding office hours by phone or video-conference. For Fall 2021 office hours, click here.

For all other matters, please send an email to the department, or leave a phone message.

Department Chair: Michael Newman
Office: Queens Hall 300D

Associate Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Yael Neumann
Office: Queens Hall 315F2
Phone: 718-997-5061

Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in TESOL: Lauren Heffernan
Office: Queens Hall 305B
Phone: 718-997-2918

Director of Undergraduate Programs in Linguistics: Robert Vago
Office: Queens Hall 300B
Phone: 718-997-2875

Director of Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology: Patricia McCaul
Office: Gertz Building
Phone: 718-997-2936

Department Secretary: Maria Cadme
Office: Queens Hall, Room 300A
Phone: 718-997-2870
Fax: 718-997-2873


Queens College Foundation Master's Scholarship

Available to: Full- and part-time matriculated students demonstrating exceptional scholastic ability who begin their Master’s program in the Fall 2021 semester. Full-time students awarded the scholarship must take a minimum of 9 credits per fall and spring semester of their first year. Part-time students must take a minimum of 6 credits per fall and spring semester to be considered eligible. International students must take a minimum of 9 credits per fall and spring semester for eligibility.

Award Amount: Scholarships are $5,000 for both full-time and part-time students.

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1.

Application Process: Please fill in the application information below and submit.

NOTE: You must also have submitted a complete application for admission to the Queens College Graduate Admissions Office by April 1 in order to be considered for these scholarships.

Please fill out the following application to apply:


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Department Office:

To reach us by public transportation, use the Q20A/B, Q44, or Q88 buses. Queens Hall is located at 65-21 Main Street (formerly the CUNY Law School). Visitors must enter using the rear entrance by walking around the south end of the building.

To reach us by walking from the main campus, exit from Gate 6 to Gravett Road (see map) and follow the signs to Queens Hall.

Mail to the department must be addressed to:

Queens Hall, Room 300A
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597


Speech Language Hearing Center:

To reach us by public transportation, use the Q17, Q25, Q34, or Q88 buses. The Gertz Building is located between King Hall and Rathaus Hall on the northeast corner of the campus (see map). The entrance is behind the G Building.


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