MS in Speech-Language Pathology

66 credits | Master of Science | Full-time | On Campus

The master's in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at the Katz School at Yeshiva University is one of the few SLP programs in the country specializing in medical speech pathology. Our SLP MS takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating speech, language, and communication cases.

Through our hands-on curriculum, you will engage in clinical fieldwork each semester and practical, hands-on experience under the guidance of faculty, supervisors, and mentors. You will have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty, attend professional conferences, and contribute to academic publications. You will graduate prepared to apply for certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and for licensure in New York State.

Help People Communicate Effectively

  • Gain hands-on experience in assessment, diagnostics, treatment, and evaluation for pediatric through geriatric patients.
  • Conduct clinical fieldwork in a range of healthcare settings, including early intervention centers, schools, private practices, and hospitals such as Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.
  • Prepare to participate in professional conferences and academic publications.

Featured Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech/Vocal Mechanism
    • Study of the anatomical and physiological structures that underlie the vocal mechanism, as well as the basic properties of cells, tissues and systems common to all parts of the body, and examination of disease and pathologic conditions that relate to speech/voice. Lecture is augmented by lab dissection at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in which students are exposed to dissections of cadaveric material.
  • Neuromotor Speech Disorders
    • This course examines neural anatomy of speech, with in-depth evaluation, analysis and remediation of motor speech disorders, including but not limited to dysarthria, apraxia and phonological disorders. Perceptual ratings of speech samples and subjective analysis of speech tendencies in children and adults is emphasized. The importance of research in motor speech disorders will be examined, including “hot topics” in current research for speech disorders across the lifespan.
  • Child Language Development, Usage, and Literacy
    • This course addresses Child language acquisition, development and foundations of literacy from infancy thru school age. Includes neurological, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural bases; speech/language developmental milestones; and the relationship of language and literacy. Students will learn about common models of language processing and the latest advances in neuroimaging studies on language processing in the brain.

Who Should Apply

The SLP master's is ideal for ambitious and passionate individuals with a background in communication sciences. Graduates will be prepared to work as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist or to apply to SLP doctoral programs.

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.