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At New York University's Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department, you can participate in engaging and challenging courses, interact with students who share your interests and come from diverse backgrounds, learn from and collaborate with professors actively researching and working in the field, and experience the day-to-day clinic world at our on-site clinic! In the following sections you will learn about different aspects of the program from, general information about the CSD Program, required and elective courses, clinical courses and practica, study abroad, graduation requirements and much more!
The Master of Science program in communicative sciences and disorders is designed to provide students the opportunity to achieve the following behaviors and outcomes that are listed on the Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) form. Some of these standards will be met by undergraduate coursework completed prior to entering the Master of Science program. Students who graduate from the program with a Master of Science degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders will:
- Possess prerequisite skills in oral and written communication sufficient for entry into professional practice.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and social/behavioral sciences.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of speech, language, hearing, and communication disorders and differences and swallowing disorders, including etiologies, characteristics, anatomical /physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates.
- Apply principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates of the disorders.
- Demonstrate knowledge and follow the standards of ethical conduct.
- Demonstrate knowledge of processes used in research and the integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice.
- Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues.
- Demonstrate knowledge about certification, specialty recognition, licensure, and other relevant professional credentials.
- Complete a supervised practicum that includes experience with individuals across the life span and from culturally/linguistic diverse backgrounds. The Practicum will include experience with populations with various severities of communication and /or related disorders, differences, and disabilities.
- Complete a program of study that includes supervised clinical experiences sufficient in breadth and depth to achieve skill with evaluation, intervention, and interaction and personal qualities necessary for entry into professional practice.