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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: or 212-678-3710.


Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Applicants are advised to identify and contact a primary advisor before applying for admission.

​For information on the Ph.D. program, please go to​

For instructions on applying, please go to

You will be asked to complete an on-line application form, upload a statement of purpose, writing sample, resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and standardized test scores. Importantly: Your personal statement should include 1) Why you would like to pursue a Ph.D.; 2) Your research interests; 3) Why you would like to be at Teachers College and the particular lab you have chosen. Additionally, the writing sample you submit should be academic (not a clinical report).

Deadlines: December 15 is the preferred doctoral application deadline for optimal consideration of funding, but the final deadline is January 15.

For questions about doctoral requirements at Teachers College, please go to Specific questions about the CSD doctoral program should be directed to Prof. Erika S. Levy (Chair, CSD Doctoral Program Committee) (
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