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Speech-Language Pathology Admission Requirements

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.  

  • Official transcripts from every accredited U.S. college or university attended. 
  • Three recommendations Two of your recommendations should be from college level instructors with one being a faculty member from an SLP course. Recommendations from in-person courses are preferred.  Online professor recommendations will be considered with permission.
  • Personal essay See documents section of CSDCAS.
  • Prerequisites (specific prerequisites and instructions are found on the prerequisite and documents section of CSDCAS).
  • Resume

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 Admissions at shsp_admissions@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