Admission and Financial Aid
Candidates to the MS in Speech-Language Pathology must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and have all prerequisite coursework outlined below.
YU is participating in the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). Applicants applying to our master’s-level program may apply online using the CSDCAS application beginning. To learn more about CSDCAS, please visit CSDCAS Help.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Personal statement demonstrating a commitment to contribute to and complete the program
- Two recommendation letters
- TOEFL (if applicable)
- Minimum Score on tests taken within the last two years: 550 (paper test), 100 (computer-based test)
- Additional accent reduction or ESL instruction may be required
- Program Code: 7619
- GRE scores are preferred but not required (School Code: 7507
There is also a required interview with program faculty. We will reach out to you to schedule this interview if you pass the initial application screening.
If you have questions about your qualifications, make an appointment with an admissions director. We can discuss your background and do a preliminary transcript review.
For up-to-date application deadlines, visit the Graduate Admissions page: https://www.yu.edu/katz/admissions/grad-admissions/deadlines-notifications.
- Chemistry OR Physical Science
- Social/Behavioral Science
Important notes on coursework from ASHA:
Classes taken at the high school level are not eligible to meet this requirement, with the exception of advanced placement (AP) courses that appear for credit on your college/university transcript. Coursework in the areas of biological sciences, physical sciences, and statistics cannot be related to speech-language pathology, audiology, communication sciences, hearing sciences, or logopedia. For examples of possible acceptable courses please visit: https://www.asha.org/Certification/Course-Content-Areas-for-SLP-Standards.
Pre-Requisites that need to be completed with a grade C- or higher by August 1, 2020:
- Speech Science - courses that would be accepted are below
- Hearing Science - courses that would be accepted are below
- Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology - courses that would be accepted are below
- Chemistry or Physics
- Social or Behavioral Science
Any grade below a C- must be retaken for official acceptance.
- Speech and Hearing Science (can be counted as a Hearing Science, but not a Hearing Science AND Speech Science)
- Auditory Rehabilitation
- Speech-Language and Hearing Science: Anatomy and Physiology
- Aural Rehabilitation
- The Hearing Mechanism
- Speech-Language and Hearing Science: Acoustics
- Speech and Hearing Science (can be counted as a Speech Science, but not a Hearing Science AND Speech Science)
- Introduction to Hearing Sciences and Acoustics
- Introduction to Speech Science
- Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics
Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Science Disorders
- Survey of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders
- Speech Pathology: Functional Disorders
- Speech Pathology I: Communication Disorders
- Intro to Communication Disorders
- Survey of Communication Disorders
- Nature of Speech-Language Disorders
All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships. You do not need to submit any additional information. Awards are determined during the application review process.
Please schedule an appointment with an admissions director if you have questions about financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree. We can do a preliminary transcript review and discuss your admissions and financing options with the Katz School.
- Student Profiles
- Building a Competitive Speech-Language Pathology Application On-Demand Webinar
- Speech-Language Pathology Information Session On-Demand Webinar
- What is Medical Speech-Language Pathology On-Demand Webinar