Speech Pathology


Academic Program Coordinator
Professor Elizabeth Rosenzweig

The Speech Pathology and Audiology Program at Stern College for Women is an exciting baccalaureate degree program designed to prepare students for advanced graduate programs, with an ultimate goal of qualifying for national certification and appropriate licenses so that they may help children and adults with speech, language, voice, swallowing, balance and hearing disorders.

Speech pathology and/or audiology professionals work with the full range of communication disorders, from development of hearing, language learning and processing, balance, language and speech production, through the loss of these skills from trauma, disease or aging.

The courses at Stern College are presented sequentially, with a natural progression from basic sciences to clinical coursework introducing the tools for evaluative and rehabilitative strategies.

The program has an active Speech Pathology/Audiology Club that presents speakers on various topics, provides public information to the general school population and offers a forum from which our students can address other issues of interest.

There is also a Speech Pathology/Audiology Journal, with material written, edited and published by students, adding to their own credentials and enhancing the Stern College experience. This year's edition has just been published and may be found here (PDF)

For an overview of recent student accomplishments in STEM, click here (PDF).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department is to prepare students for admission to advanced, graduate study in the fields of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology by helping a student develop a knowledge of the underlying anatomy, physiology, physics and philosophies of the speech, hearing and language mechanisms, their development and impairment.

Program Student Learning Goals

  1. Students will understand the normal development of language.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate basic language and hearing function.
  3. Students will be able to know basic anatomy and physiology of the speech/voice hearing. mechanisms.
  4. Students will be able to appreciate processes that impair these normal functions.

Yeshiva University offers a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The Master's (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at The Katz School of Science and Health, 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. 

For additional information please visit: https://www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/slp