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The Katz School's M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, based in New York City, is one of the few SLP programs in the country specializing in the medical aspects of speech-language pathology. Our master's program takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating speech, language, swallowing and communication cases across the lifespan. With three options to pursue your studies—full-time on-campus, full-time online or part-time online—you can choose the program that fits your schedule.

While at YU, students participate in four clinical externships, learn how to conduct telehealth sessions and gain clinical experience under the guidance of faculty, supervisors and mentors. Within the coursework, students utilize technology, such as endoscopy, electrical stimulation and ultrasound, to assist with the diagnosis of voice, speech and swallowing disorders. They also obtain the necessary counseling skills to support families facing a challenging diagnosis. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend professional conferences, contribute to scholarly publications and integrate evidence-based practice into clinical practice.

"At Yeshiva, we’re experts in the medical aspects of speech pathology, and each of us teaches to our own specialty. That’s truly unheard of.” ~ Dr. Marissa Barrera, Program Director and Assistant Dean of Health Sciences

 

The program is ideal for ambitious and passionate individuals with a background in communication sciences. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to apply for state licensure, SLP doctoral programs and certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

SLP graduates enter the workforce as health care practitioners who are trained and dedicated to the preservation and prolongation of life, including improving the quality of life, health and wellness for people of all ages.

Speech-language pathology salaries range from $66,000 to $100,000 based on experience, according to a 2019 ASHA annual salary report. There's no better time to pursue a career in SLP as jobs in the field are expected to grow 25 percent until 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Get your M.S. in speech-language pathology from Yeshiva University, a U.S. News & World Report top-ranked university in New York City.

Highlights

  • Gain experience in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of pediatric through geriatric patients
  • Conduct clinical fieldwork in a range of healthcare settings, including early-intervention centers, schools, private practices, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals
  • Prepare to participate in professional conferences and academic publications
  • Obtain clinical training within the Katz Community Virtual Clinic as well as external externships

Accreditation

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at Yeshiva University is accredited from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2026, 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.

Full Program Breakdown

The Katz School's M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, based in New York City, is one of the few SLP programs in the country specializing in the medical aspects of speech-language pathology. Our master's program takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating speech, language, swallowing and communication cases across the lifespan. With three options to pursue your studies—full-time on-campus, full-time online or part-time online—you can choose the program that fits your schedule.

While at YU, students participate in four clinical externships, learn how to conduct telehealth sessions and gain clinical experience under the guidance of faculty, supervisors and mentors. Within the coursework, students utilize technology, such as endoscopy, electrical stimulation and ultrasound, to assist with the diagnosis of voice, speech and swallowing disorders. They also obtain the necessary counseling skills to support families facing a challenging diagnosis. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend professional conferences, contribute to scholarly publications and integrate evidence-based practice into clinical practice.

"At Yeshiva, we’re experts in the medical aspects of speech pathology, and each of us teaches to our own specialty. That’s truly unheard of.” ~ Dr. Marissa Barrera, Program Director and Assistant Dean of Health Sciences

 

The program is ideal for ambitious and passionate individuals with a background in communication sciences. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to apply for state licensure, SLP doctoral programs and certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

SLP graduates enter the workforce as health care practitioners who are trained and dedicated to the preservation and prolongation of life, including improving the quality of life, health and wellness for people of all ages.

Speech-language pathology salaries range from $66,000 to $100,000 based on experience, according to a 2019 ASHA annual salary report. There's no better time to pursue a career in SLP as jobs in the field are expected to grow 25 percent until 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Get your M.S. in speech-language pathology from Yeshiva University, a U.S. News & World Report top-ranked university in New York City.

Highlights

  • Gain experience in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of pediatric through geriatric patients
  • Conduct clinical fieldwork in a range of healthcare settings, including early-intervention centers, schools, private practices, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals
  • Prepare to participate in professional conferences and academic publications
  • Obtain clinical training within the Katz Community Virtual Clinic as well as external externships

Accreditation

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at Yeshiva University is accredited from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2026, 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.

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The Katz School's M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, based in New York City, is one of the few SLP programs in the country specializing in the medical aspects of speech-language pathology. Our master's program takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating speech, language, swallowing and communication cases across the lifespan. With three options to pursue your studies—full-time on-campus, full-time online or part-time online—you can choose the program that fits your schedule.

While at YU, students participate in four clinical externships, learn how to conduct telehealth sessions and gain clinical experience under the guidance of faculty, supervisors and mentors. Within the coursework, students utilize technology, such as endoscopy, electrical stimulation and ultrasound, to assist with the diagnosis of voice, speech and swallowing disorders. They also obtain the necessary counseling skills to support families facing a challenging diagnosis. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend professional conferences, contribute to scholarly publications and integrate evidence-based practice into clinical practice.

"At Yeshiva, we’re experts in the medical aspects of speech pathology, and each of us teaches to our own specialty. That’s truly unheard of.” ~ Dr. Marissa Barrera, Program Director and Assistant Dean of Health Sciences

 

The program is ideal for ambitious and passionate individuals with a background in communication sciences. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to apply for state licensure, SLP doctoral programs and certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

SLP graduates enter the workforce as health care practitioners who are trained and dedicated to the preservation and prolongation of life, including improving the quality of life, health and wellness for people of all ages.

Speech-language pathology salaries range from $66,000 to $100,000 based on experience, according to a 2019 ASHA annual salary report. There's no better time to pursue a career in SLP as jobs in the field are expected to grow 25 percent until 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Get your M.S. in speech-language pathology from Yeshiva University, a U.S. News & World Report top-ranked university in New York City.

Highlights

  • Gain experience in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of pediatric through geriatric patients
  • Conduct clinical fieldwork in a range of healthcare settings, including early-intervention centers, schools, private practices, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals
  • Prepare to participate in professional conferences and academic publications
  • Obtain clinical training within the Katz Community Virtual Clinic as well as external externships

Accreditation

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at Yeshiva University is accredited from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2026, 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.

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At a Glance

55-credit Master of Science

Graduate in 5 semesters full-time or 8 semesters part-time

No residency requirement for online programs

Interactive and engaging learning modules

Katz Community Virtual Clinic

Competitive and diverse clinical experiences

Career support and professional networking opportunities

YU is participating in the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To learn more about CSDCAS, visit CSDCAS Help.

Applicants should apply using the CSDCAS application. Candidates must submit the following materials: 

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement demonstrating a commitment to contribute to and complete the program
  • Two recommendation letters
  • TOEFL (if applicable)
    • NACES course-by-course evaluation (for degrees completed outside of the United States and English-speaking Canada) 
    • 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: 2990)
  • GRE scores are preferred but not required (School Code: 7507)
  • Proof of completion of 25 observation hours signed by a licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist

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.

Students need to complete the following prerequisite coursework by August 1, 2022:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism
  • Speech Science
  • Hearing Science
  • Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
  • Phonetics
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry or Physics 
  • Biology
  • Social or Behavioral Science

Sample prerequisites titles are listed below:

Hearing Science 
  • Speech and Hearing Science (can be counted as a Hearing Science but not a Hearing Science AND Speech Science)
  • Auditory Rehabilitation
  • Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • The Hearing Mechanism 
Speech Science 
  • 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 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

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, visit https://www.asha.org/Certification/Course-Content-Areas-for-SLP-Standards.

Admissions & Financial Aid

YU is participating in the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To learn more about CSDCAS, visit CSDCAS Help.

Applicants should apply using the CSDCAS application. Candidates must submit the following materials: 

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement demonstrating a commitment to contribute to and complete the program
  • Two recommendation letters
  • TOEFL (if applicable)
    • NACES course-by-course evaluation (for degrees completed outside of the United States and English-speaking Canada) 
    • 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: 2990)
  • GRE scores are preferred but not required (School Code: 7507)
  • Proof of completion of 25 observation hours signed by a licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist

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.

Students need to complete the following prerequisite coursework by August 1, 2022:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism
  • Speech Science
  • Hearing Science
  • Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
  • Phonetics
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry or Physics 
  • Biology
  • Social or Behavioral Science

Sample prerequisites titles are listed below:

Hearing Science 
  • Speech and Hearing Science (can be counted as a Hearing Science but not a Hearing Science AND Speech Science)
  • Auditory Rehabilitation
  • Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • The Hearing Mechanism 
Speech Science 
  • 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 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

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, visit https://www.asha.org/Certification/Course-Content-Areas-for-SLP-Standards.

Program News

Julia Agosto

A Speech Pathologist Confronts COVID

Read more about Professor Julia Agosto's experience

A Speech Pathologist Confronts COVID

For Julia Agosto, a speech-language pathologist and Katz School clinical assistant professor, life on the front lines of COVID-19 has been an unrelenting series of challenges that have tested the limits of her strength, patience and resilience.

The stress of being thrust into a chaotic and sometimes maddening environment can be all consuming. There is the physical exhaustion of lifting and turning patients on their bellies so they can breathe easier, the never-ending evaluations for speech, swallowing and cognition on top of administering treatments for already-existing comorbidities, the communication difficulties with compromised patients while clad in protective gear, and the mental anguish of making end-of-life decisions.

Read more

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Free Speech Therapy for New Yorkers

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Free Speech Therapy for New Yorkers

The Katz School of Science and Health’s virtual speech clinic is offering free speech, language and cognitive therapy to Yeshiva University faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families residing in New York State.

Through the virtual clinic, licensed clinical faculty and graduate clinicians from the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology program are prepared to help individuals with the following conditions:

  • Expressive and receptive language disorders
  • Articulation and motor speech disorders
  • Swallowing disorders aphasia treatment
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Accent reduction

Sign up now for free speech therapy sessions or to receive more information.

Dr. Elisabeth Mlawski

Professor Appointed to Research Panel

Read more about Dr. Mlawski's appointment

Professor Appointed to Research Panel

Dr. Elisabeth Mlawski, clinical assistant professor in the Katz School’s SLP program, has been appointed to a cross-cultural collaboration that will introduce Chiang Mai University to the fundamentals of speech-language pathology.

“Dr. Mlawski’s appointment to this collaborative research group is not only a validation of her knowledge and professionalism, it’s a reflection of our dynamic faculty culture in the speech-language pathology program at the Katz School,” said program director Dr. Marissa Barrera.
Over the next 10 months, the group will explore interprofessional research opportunities and help Chiang Mai University, a public research university in northern Thailand, develop its expertise in linguistics into a communications science and disorders program.

A speech-language pathologist since 1994, Dr. Mlawski began her career in the New York City public schools as a school-based speech therapist. Her current research focuses on mechanisms for peer learning relating to the Common Core State Standards, using peer learning as a tool in clinical and academic education, language acquisition, and supervision.

According to Dr. Mlawski, an important part of being a good clinician is having “multicultural competency,” which she said excites her about the appointment to the research panel. “That competency you can’t get out of a textbook,” said Dr. Mlawski. “Even if you’re just helping students to realize what’s appropriate and inappropriate and how to interact with others, what to say and what not to say, it helps you to grow and be a better person.”

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SLP Ranked Fourth in Best Healthcare Jobs

Read more about SLP employment projections

SLP Ranked Fourth in Best Healthcare Jobs

With an industry unemployment rate at less than 1 percent, speech-language pathology will see 24.9 percent employment growth amounting to 40,500 jobs until 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Read more about SLP as a career.

Julia Agosto

A Speech Pathologist Confronts COVID

Read more about Professor Julia Agosto's experience

A Speech Pathologist Confronts COVID

For Julia Agosto, a speech-language pathologist and Katz School clinical assistant professor, life on the front lines of COVID-19 has been an unrelenting series of challenges that have tested the limits of her strength, patience and resilience.

The stress of being thrust into a chaotic and sometimes maddening environment can be all consuming. There is the physical exhaustion of lifting and turning patients on their bellies so they can breathe easier, the never-ending evaluations for speech, swallowing and cognition on top of administering treatments for already-existing comorbidities, the communication difficulties with compromised patients while clad in protective gear, and the mental anguish of making end-of-life decisions.

Read more

""

Free Speech Therapy for New Yorkers

Read more about free speech therapy

Free Speech Therapy for New Yorkers

The Katz School of Science and Health’s virtual speech clinic is offering free speech, language and cognitive therapy to Yeshiva University faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families residing in New York State.

Through the virtual clinic, licensed clinical faculty and graduate clinicians from the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology program are prepared to help individuals with the following conditions:

  • Expressive and receptive language disorders
  • Articulation and motor speech disorders
  • Swallowing disorders aphasia treatment
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Accent reduction

Sign up now for free speech therapy sessions or to receive more information.

Dr. Elisabeth Mlawski

Professor Appointed to Research Panel

Read more about Dr. Mlawski's appointment

Professor Appointed to Research Panel

Dr. Elisabeth Mlawski, clinical assistant professor in the Katz School’s SLP program, has been appointed to a cross-cultural collaboration that will introduce Chiang Mai University to the fundamentals of speech-language pathology.

“Dr. Mlawski’s appointment to this collaborative research group is not only a validation of her knowledge and professionalism, it’s a reflection of our dynamic faculty culture in the speech-language pathology program at the Katz School,” said program director Dr. Marissa Barrera.
Over the next 10 months, the group will explore interprofessional research opportunities and help Chiang Mai University, a public research university in northern Thailand, develop its expertise in linguistics into a communications science and disorders program.

A speech-language pathologist since 1994, Dr. Mlawski began her career in the New York City public schools as a school-based speech therapist. Her current research focuses on mechanisms for peer learning relating to the Common Core State Standards, using peer learning as a tool in clinical and academic education, language acquisition, and supervision.

According to Dr. Mlawski, an important part of being a good clinician is having “multicultural competency,” which she said excites her about the appointment to the research panel. “That competency you can’t get out of a textbook,” said Dr. Mlawski. “Even if you’re just helping students to realize what’s appropriate and inappropriate and how to interact with others, what to say and what not to say, it helps you to grow and be a better person.”

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SLP Ranked Fourth in Best Healthcare Jobs

Read more about SLP employment projections

SLP Ranked Fourth in Best Healthcare Jobs

With an industry unemployment rate at less than 1 percent, speech-language pathology will see 24.9 percent employment growth amounting to 40,500 jobs until 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Read more about SLP as a career.

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