Master's Studies

MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
On-Campus Program

Drawing from linguistics, psychology, physiology, and physical science, the field of communicative sciences and disorders is dedicated to understanding and minimizing the impact of disordered speech, language, hearing, and swallowing processes in children and adults. In this master's degree program, you'll learn from and collaborate with leaders in the field and gain hands-on clinical experience.

This degree leads to eligibility for professional licensure as a speech-language pathologist. 

You can also earn this degree online. The online program offers rolling admissions.

Bilingual Extension Program

Bilingual speech-language pathologists are in high demand in schools and clinical settings throughout the country. Through the bilingual extension program in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD), students are trained to evaluate and treat using culturally and linguistically appropriate theory and methods. In addition to the required CSD M.S. program coursework, students are required to take specialized electives in the CSD department and two courses in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. Students also complete a clinical field placement with the bilingual population.

Students completing the bilingual extension program and receiving a passing score on the Bilingual Extension Assessment examination, offered by the New York State Certification Examinations service, meet all requirements for a New York State Education Department bilingual extension certificate.

What you'll learn
  • An understanding of the principles of biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences
  • Methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders
  • How to integrate research principles in evidence-based clinical practice

See a full list of what you'll learn through this degree. 

See the curriculum and degree requirements

How you'll learn

Core Courses and Clinical Practice
This master's program combines required and elective courses in normal process, research, and disorders with a supervised on-campus practicum and two off-campus externships in hospitals, clinics, schools or other facilities, including our on-site clinic. You'll acquire valuable skills and experience, treating patients from a wide range of populations. Read more about clinical practicums.

Study Abroad
Study abroad in Sweden for six weeks during the summer semester, learning speech and language science procedures and best practices with experts at Lund University’s state-of-the-art Department of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. Learn more about our study abroad program.

Research Opportunities
Graduate students in our program are mentored by faculty members with active research agendas. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in our research lab.

For more information about this MS program

Questions about admissions: csdadmissions@nyu.edu