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MS in Speech-Language Pathology

MS in Speech-Language Pathology

Yeshiva University's MS in Speech-Language Pathology is one of the few programs in the country specializing in medical speech-pathology. The master's program focuses on neuro-motor communication and swallowing disorders as well as multidisciplinary approaches to diagnosing and managing speech and language cases. Through clinical externships and an individualized capstone project, you will have numerous opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience under the guidance of experienced faculty mentors. You will benefit from diverse clinical externship opportunities in a range of health-care settings, including top New York City medical institutions such as Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital, as well as specialized medical facilities, early intervention centers, schools, and interdisciplinary and private practice.

Join our team of world-renowned practitioners, clinicians, and researchers at the forefront of the field of Speech-Language Pathology and become skilled in the holistic treatment of communication disorders for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Graduate fully prepared to apply for certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensure in New York State.

Requirements for Professional Practice

The MS in Speech-Language Pathology seeks to develop professionals who are knowledgeable, skilled and ethical in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders, and who are knowledgeable of the state and national requirements for documentation of services rendered. Successful completion of the program prepares you to meet the academic and clinical requirements to apply for certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensure in the State of New York. The following guidelines pertain to national and state licensure:

Candidacy for Accreditation

The Master's (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at Yeshiva University is a Candidate for Accreditation (August 1, 2016-July 30, 2021) 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or merging programs for a maximum period of five years. Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle.

“YU’s Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology is student-centered. Throughout the program, students benefit from close mentoring by exceptional clinical and research faculty."

- Dr. Linda Carroll, Director, MS in Speech-Language Pathology