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Speech-Language Pathology FAQs

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You will take 25 courses (ranging from 1-3 credits each) for a total of 55 credits across five semesters of full-time study or eight semesters for part-time study (online program only).

You can view the full curriculum and download course descriptions here.

NOTE: This information is to serve as a guideline and is subject to change. 

Classes are held at Yeshiva University’s Wilf campus located at 185th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan (2495 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 10033).

For full-time students in the first semester of study, courses are typically held day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For semesters 2-5, coursework typically takes place all day on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and the remaining days of the week are reserved for clinical education. Some limited clinical education opportunities take place on Sundays. 

NOTE: This information is to serve as a guideline and is subject to change. 

The Katz School’s SLP program is medically focused, which means our graduates are prepared to work in both medical and educational settings (schools, hospitals, rehab centers, clinics, private practice, community organizations, telehealth, etc.) upon graduation. Our students gain the necessary skills and knowledge to work with patients of any age (from pediatrics through geriatrics) with a range of disorders in a wide array of settings. Our students also take more science classes than students who pursue an M.A. in SLP, and our coursework covers topics such as acquired neuromotor speech disorders, head and neck cancer, pediatric and adult dysphagia, endoscopy, craniofacial anomalies and genetic disorders. 

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) mandates applicants have taken both general and speech-related prerequisite coursework. The general requirement includes at least one course in each of the following areas with a final grade of a B or better: biology, chemistry or physical science, statistics, and social/behavioral science. You can view the full list of pre-requisites here, under “Admissions & Financial Aid.”

If you do not have the necessary prerequisites, you will need to complete them at an accredited college or university prior to the start of the master’s program. Please contact us at to discuss completing prerequisites.

A master’s degree or higher is required to obtain certification as a speech-language pathologist. Some students have academic and/or professional experience in the field of communication disorders or audiology and are enrolling in a master’s degree as a step towards certification. Other students have backgrounds in related science or health fields (psychology, PT, education, linguistics, biology, etc.) and want to transition to become an SLP. Some students do not have backgrounds in these areas and completed their SLP prerequisite coursework after finishing their undergraduate degree. 

Students may have the opportunity to earn clinical contact hours in the following settings: schools, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, specialty clinics, evaluations centers and hospitals. Students complete a minimum of 400 supervised clinical contact hours as part of the SLP program. The accrual of clinical clock hours begins in the second semester of study. 

Our alumni are proudly representing the Katz SLP program across the United States working in every possible clinical setting. 

Katz students can access all Yeshiva University services including career services, disability services, counseling services, international student services, and more. 

The program takes five semesters to complete for full-time students and eight semesters for part-time students. You will begin classes in the Fall (late August or early September) and complete your coursework in the Spring of the following year (late May). 

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition and fees for all graduate programs. If you have questions about financing your graduate programs, schedule an appointment with an admissions team member, who can discuss our financial aid options.

There are two questions on the application about whether you would like to be considered for scholarships and/or graduate assistantships. All applicants who answer yes to those questions are considered for merit-based funding. You do not need to submit any additional information. Scholarship awards are determined during the application review process, and you will receive your scholarship amount in your admission letter.

Please schedule an appointment with an admissions director if you have questions about financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree.

Students are encouraged to apply via CSDCAS. As part of the application, you will need to submit the following:

  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Personal statement about your interest in a career in speech-language pathology and how you will be an asset to the Katz School program
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE scores (optional but highly recommended)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of completion for 25 observation hours signed by a licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist

If you attended a university where classes were not taught in English, you will need to submit a transcript evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS scores. For additional details about these policies, read this article.

Jared Hakimi  Director of Graduate 646-592-4722Schedule an Appointment 

Shayna Matzner
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
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Xavier Velasquez Assistant Director of Graduate 646-592-4737Schedule an Appointment

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology residential and distance education at Yeshiva University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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