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Communication Sciences & Disorders

In the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences

Application Requirements/Information

Master of Science (M.S.)

Applications for the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders are considered for fall admission only.  Ideally, candidates should have a broad liberal arts background with concentration in the biological and behavioral sciences.  Students are not required to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology.  Students from diverse academic and experience backgrounds are routinely accepted into the program and encouraged to apply.

All application materials are to be submitted via TC’s online application.  Please see the Office of Admissions website for more information.  Transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement are required. GREs scores are required.  The application deadline is January 15th; please note that all information must be received by this date in order for the application to be considered.

Prospective students should refer to the Program Student Handbook for more information about program requirements and are also encouraged to look at the Program website and read through the extensive list of frequently asked questions

Applicants who have questions about the program, questions about the admissions process, or are interested in visiting the campus are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions: tcinfo@tc.columbia.edu or 212-678-3710.

All Doctoral Applicants

Doctoral candidates should have completed a professional master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology prior to matriculation. Under exceptional circumstances, students with a master’s degree in a closely related field will be considered for admission.

Doctoral applicants are strongly urged to discuss their plans with one of the Program’s faculty before completing the application process. All application materials must be submitted via the online application.  Please see the Office of Admissions website for more information.  After all credentials have been received in the Admissions Office, the Program’s Doctoral Admission Committee will arrange an interview.

In addition to the regular admission requirements, doctoral applicants must also submit:

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  At least one letter of recommendation specifically related to the applicant’s professional ability and potential. Whenever possible, this should be from a licensed or certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist familiar with the applicant’s area of specific interest. A paper, no more than five or six pages in length, describing a major clinical problem in need of investigation or clarification in the applicant’s area of interest may also be submitted.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  If possible, at least one letter of recommendation related to the applicant’s research potential by a professional familiar with the applicant’s interests and aptitudes. A paper, not more than 5 or 6 pages in length, describing a major research need in the applicant’s area of interest may also be submitted.

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