New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Speech-Language Pathology



Department of Speech Language Pathology
School of Health Sciences and Practice Building
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
914- 594-4239

Department Chair:

Kate Franklin, PhD, CCC-SLP


The Department of Speech Language Pathology offers the Master of Science (MS) degree and provides entry level professional education. The educational program prepares skilled clinicians who are committed to excellence in the delivery of speech language pathology services in health care facilities and other professional settings. Faculty and students use state of the art clinical and technological resources to advance the field of communication sciences through research and clinical care. Completion of the program leads to qualification for licensure and credentials necessary for entry into the profession. In addition to preparing graduates to meet the healthcare needs of many populations in a variety of settings, the program is a regional resource for information and continuing professional education in speech language pathology.

The program admits full time students only for an intensive 21-month program, including a summer. The program begins in the fall.

Strategic Plan

The department engages in a continuous process of program evaluation and quality improvement. Program development is guided by a strategic planning process. Our most recent strategic plan (2009-2012) is available here.


The program is fully accredited by The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The program has also been approved by the New York State Department of Education for the MS degree and for the Initial Certificate, Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).


Page updated: December 23, 2014