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Speech-Language Pathology Admission Requirements

The following are specific requirements for admissions to the medically-oriented M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program at New York Medical College. These requirements will ensure your ability to enter into successful practice upon graduation.  We do not require an undergraduate degree in communications disorders.  

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts:  You must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  International students must meet the U.S. equivalent.
    • U.S. Transcripts: Applicants must submit transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended and any transcripts for post-graduate credits.
    • Foreign Transcripts: Applicants who do not have an U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree must submit an evaluation of their degree(s) transcript by an agency such as World Education Services. Do not submit foreign transcripts.
    • Official transcripts (and evaluations) for all colleges/universities attended must be uploaded to CSDCAS.
  • Balanced Academic Background:  Your academic record should include a balance of course work in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, including competency in English writing;
  • Grade Point Average: Our most successful applicants have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0.
  • GRE:  Applicants are encouraged to take the GRE at least 2 months before the application deadline to ensure that the scores are available during the application review process.  Applications are not complete with the official GRE Scores (combined GRE that is above the  50th percentile).  
  • Prerequisite Courses: These prerequisite courses must be completed prior to initial enrollment.

See How to Apply for application instructions and additional admissions information.  

Non Course-Related Requirements
Our program also has two non-course related requirements:

  • CPR: Before beginning the program, students must submit evidence of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The CPR course must include skill practice on CPR and choking for the adult (1- and 2-person CPR), child, and infant.
  • Background Check:  Required after acceptance and before beginning the program.
  • Computer Literacy: Students are expected to be computer literate before entering the program. Several of the courses assume that the student is proficient in the following areas: general computer skills, spreadsheets, email, and Internet. Remedial instruction in computer literacy is available.

The Intangibles
In addition to excellent grades and strong GRE scores, our admissions committee is looking for evidence of the following:

  • motivation
  • maturity
  • stability
  • sound judgment
  • a sense of responsibility
  • good moral character

We also look for:

  • cognitive, motor and organizational skills
  • sensory perception
  • ability to synthesize and apply knowledge

Essentially, our faculty wants to ensure that our students possess the attributes essential to become a caring and effective speech-language pathologist. That’s what it’s all about.  They have prepared a Speech-Language Pathologist Overview presentation to give you more detail on the program.

Essential Functions
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology affirms it commitment that graduates must demonstrate essential functions for the education and practice of speech-language pathology.   Applicants must be aware of the SLP Essential Functions and skills.    

International Students
International Students must complete several additional requirements.  

Teach NYC Scholarship Program
The School of Health Sciences and Practice participates in the New York City Department of Education Graduate School Scholarship Program -  Information and Application.   

Please contact Pamela Suett at pamela_suett@nymc.edu or 914-594-4510 if you have any questions about our application process. 

Mailing address:
Office of Admissions, Room 316
New York Medical College
School of Health Sciences and Practice
Valhalla, NY 10595
Fax: 914-594-3961