FAQ - Admission

General Admission Questions

Master of Science Admissions

Can I schedule a tour of the department and New York University campus?

Currently, due to the high number of interested applicants, our department is unable accommodate individual tours. However, the University does host campus tours all throughout the semester; prospective students are able to schedule these tours through visiting the Welcome Center.

Can I make an appointment to speak with an academic advisor or faculty member to learn more about the program before I apply?

Due to the high number of interested applicants, our department is unable to schedule individual appointments with prospective students. However, the department hosts Information Sessions where students will be able to tour the department and clinic, as well as interact with faculty and current students. In addition, Informational Web Chats are also offered throughout the year. Through both of these events, prospective students are able to ask any questions about the program and receive answers directly from the faculty. Please be sure to regularly visit our website in order to learn more about this event. Information regarding dates and times will be posted on our Prospective Student page as it becomes available.

When the next information session will be held?

Information regarding dates and times of future Information Sessions will be posted on our Prospective Student page as it becomes available

Does your department accept applicants for spring admission?

No, as stated on the Graduate Application Guide, the department only accepts application for fall admission.

Can I apply to the Master of Science program if my baccalaureate degree is not in the field of communicative sciences and disorders?

Yes, as stated on the Graduate Application Guide, each year the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders welcomes college graduates from science and other liberal arts backgrounds from across the country to join its M.S. program in communicative sciences and disorders. 

When do I need to apply to the program and what are the requirements?

All deadlines and requirements can be determined by reviewing the Graduate Application Guide.

I have recently been admitted to the Master of Science program; can an advisor look over my transcripts and see what courses will apply to the Master of Science program?

Once you have been accepted into the program and have submitted your deposit, we offer advisement dates throughout the spring and summer where your advisor will review your transcripts and help you plan a course of study. Information regarding scheduling this appointment will be emailed to you once your deposit is submitted.

Doctor of Philosophy Admissions

Do I need to have a Master’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders to enter the Doctoral Program?

You do not need a Master's degree in CSD in order to apply to the program. We strongly suggest that applicants have a Master's degree in CSD or a related field, but we are willing to accept applications from individuals without Master's degrees. In considering whether you should apply without a Master's degree in CSD, you should consider what you expect to do with the degree. If you want to work as a Speech Language Pathologist, you will need to complete a CSD Master's Degree. If you are interested only in research, you will not need to complete a CSD Master’s Degree. Please note that it will be necessary to take some MS courses in order to do research and/or teach in the field. In addition, the course requirements for the PhD program are larger for individuals who matriculate without a Master's degree. Please see the Doctoral Degree page for more information.

What are the application requirements for the Doctoral Program?

All application requirements can be determined by reviewing the Graduate Application Guide.

Do I need to take the GRE to apply to the program?

We do require the GRE for application to the Ph.D. program.