• MS in Speech-Language Pathology

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    The Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology at Yeshiva University is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. This status is used to identify a graduate education program that has submitted an Application for Candidacy and has met eligibility criteria to participate in the candidacy program.  Final decision on admissions will be made once the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA/ASHA) awards Candidacy Status to the program.  The SLP graduate program has been approved by the State of New York. The program will be offered primarily on the Wilf Campus in Manhattan, in cooperation with Albert Einstein College of Medicine campus and the Montefiore Medical Center, with distinguished faculty in speech-language pathology, audiology and medicine.

    Yeshiva University is preparing to offer a new Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology through the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology, beginning in fall of 2016. Applications are now being accepted. Tentative application deadline is June 1, 2016.

    The MS degree program in speech-language pathology will provide academic and clinical education. The program will span 5 semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring). Throughout the program, a variety of clinical training venues will be available through the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, as well as clinical training in the New York City region.

    Vision of the Program

    The Program was created to expand the current educational and clinical training opportunities existing at the undergraduate speech-language pathology and audiology program (Stern College for Women), to address the deficit of available medical speech-language pathology programs, and to serve the specific population of the Washington Heights and Bronx region of New York City.


    Mission of the Program

    The mission of the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology is to prepare speech-language pathology clinicians to serve as qualified, knowledgeable, and ethical practitioners ready for employment in diverse health-care settings, including the medical speech-language pathology.


    Student Learning Goals

    Goal 1: Students will demonstrate principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates.

             Subgoal 1A: Graduate students in speech-language pathology will be able to evaluate communication and swallow function.     

             Subgoal 1B: Graduate students will be able to develop appropriate treatment plans for communication and swallow disorders.     

             Subgoal 1C: Graduate students will be able to conduct research accounting in culturally, ethnically, socioeconomically, geographically, and otherwise diverse groups.     

    Goal 2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues and will be able to produce research that contributes to the scientific body of knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology and that is applied to diverse disorders and healthcare settings.

    Goal 3: Students will demonstrate standards of ethical conduct and will be able to apply necessary professional standards and ethics in their clinical work and research. 

    Strategic plan (2016-2019)

    The Program is committed to academic and clinical excellence. Through an ongoing process, faculty within the Program have established the following strategic planning goals as specified in Standard 1.3 of the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Informed by our mission, this strategic plan identifies the ways in which the Program intends to achieve its vision for a successful future. The strategic plan will be reviewed on an annual basis.

    1.            Student recruitment and retention:

             a.            High quality, diverse students committed to academic and clinical excellence     

             b.            Commitment to application of a broad knowledge base within communication sciences and disorders to contribute to multidisciplinary health care

    2.            Faculty recruitment and retention:

             a.            Provide appropriate financial support for faculty research and scholarship

             b.            Embrace professional involvement at the local, regional, national and international level

             c.             Develop and implement mentoring program for faculty

    3.            Provide an excellent education in communication sciences and disorders:

             a.            Develop and implement breadth and depth of academic and clinical courses to address the challenges in management of speech-language pathology and swallowing disorders

             b.            Secure and expand diverse clinical externships serving populations across the lifespan and complexity of disorders

             c.             Evaluate and modify all elements of the program based on data and feedback from faculty, students, external supervisors and alumni. 

    4.            Community outreach:

             a.            Initiate community-based, on-campus clinic serving those with communication deficits

             b.            Initiate community outreach to local schools, community centers, medical centers, etc.



    For more information, please contact:

    Linda Carroll, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology 


    (Updated December 1, 2015)






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