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M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

Application Information

The application cycle for Fall 2022 goes live on July 15, 2021. The Department of Speech-Language Pathology participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Centralized Application Service. All applicants are required to apply online through CSDCAS.  

Program Timing
Our M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology begins in the Fall semester, typically mid August.  We accept applications only for that term.

Application Deadline
We accept applications July 15 - April 15.

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed once they are complete.  After review, eligible candidates will be invited to campus for group interviews which begin in late fall.  Completed (verified) applications must have the following: 

  • 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.
  • Resume
  • Prerequisites 

Prerequisite courses do not need to completed in order to apply to the program.  However, all prerequisite courses must be satisfactorily completed prior to starting the program and within approximately 10 years of the application deadline (exceptions may be made for individuals who work in a health field).  

ASHA Prerequisites Requirements

  • Biological Sciences - Courses include Biological sciences content areas related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science).
  • Physical Sciences - Physics or chemistry 
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences - Acceptable courses include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health. 
  • Statistics 

Department of Speech-Languge Pathology Prerequisite Requirements

  • Phonetics - Course should include phonetic transcription component.
  • Child Development/Language Acquisition - Acceptable courses include child development and child language development.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech - Acceptable courses include anatomy and physiology of speech or speech/hearing.
  • Intro to Communication Disorders - Any course that provides an overview of discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
  • Speech Science - Any course that includes study of the acoustic, aerodynamic, and physiological aspects of speech production. 

International Candidates 

International Candidates will be required to submit a transcript that has been evaluated by a NACES approved organization. If your native language is not English, you must have the TOEFL or IELTS. Use CSDCAS TOEFL Code: C122. Click here for additional requirements. 


The SLP program at NYMC welcomes applicants with diverse undergraduate experiences. Successful applicants come to us with backgrounds from the sciences, arts, business, and education in addition to those in communication sciences and disorders. The faculty appreciates applicants:

  • who can consider problems from multiple perspectives to generate a variety of creative solutions;
  • who are interested in exploring conditions across the lifespan;
  • with broad academic backgrounds and the ability to critically assess information from a variety of sources; who can demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology affirms its commitment that graduates must demonstrate Essential Functions and Practice Skills such as communications, motor, intellectual/cognitive, sensory/observational, and behavioral/social for the education and practice of speech-language pathology.

Application Review and Notification
Applications are reviewed from November 1 through June 1. Applicants are invited to campus for an orientation to the program and for a formal interview. Acceptances are issued on a rolling basis from November through June. Accepted students must submit a $500 deposit to guarantee their place in the class.  

A Department Admissions committee is charged with the careful review of all completed applications. 


Please contact shsp_admissions@nymc.edu or (914) 594-4510 if you have any questions about the application process or if you have any questions about your submitted application.