Welcome to the Communication Sciences & Disorders program! We offer graduate degrees that focus on the study of all aspects of human communication, and the prevention and treatment of its disorders across the lifespan. The programs offer advanced education and training in the processes of individual human communication (speech, hearing, language, literacy, and bilingualism), disorders of human communication, and swallowing and remedial procedures for such disorders. Graduates are prepared for positions in a variety of professional settings: educational settings, community speech and language centers, rehabilitation centers, hospital clinics, private practices, state departments of education, health departments, federal agencies, and colleges and universities.
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Earn your M.S. and New York State initial or professional certification in Teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities. Program also leads to optional NYS Education Department License in SLP.
*Over 90 percent of our graduate students choose one of the first two options. Only one additional course is required for the bilingual extension certificate.
**This option is only available for those who have completed at least three years working in a NYS school as a speech-language provider.
***Because all students graduate with the course work needed for the NYSED TSLD, few students opt for the master’s in SLP alone.
The bilingual extension institute is for speech-language pathologists who want advanced training in how to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services for bilingual patients/clients/students. This advanced institute is offered in both online and inperson cohorts.
Our doctoral program is a research-based degree designed to train doctoral candidates to become productive scholars and educators in their field. Students receive training and experience in all aspects of the research process, including conducting research studies and analyzing data, presenting and writing up research, applying for funding, and personal and professional integration into the international scientific community for their field of study. All of our doctoral faculty have strong research portfolios, and are also certified speech-language pathologists with research interests in diverse populations.