Prospective Students

MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Prospective Students

Upcoming Department Tours:
Friday, December 14
665 Broadway, Suite 900

It is recommended that you attend a Graduate Admissions tour prior to attending our department tour. 

Please wait for your department tour guide in the clinic lobby.

Application Information

Applications must be submitted through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). Review detailed information about application dates, required materials, and procedures for submission on our CSD Application Guide.

Please check out the Steinhardt Financial Aid page for detailed information about financial aid. Also, please note that the FAFSA is due February 1. There are also several scholarships available through Steinhardt. Most of these have a deadline of March 1.  

GPA: Applicants must meet at least one of the following grade point average (GPA) requirements, based on a 4.0 scale:

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for baccalaureate studies
  • A minimum 3.2 GPA in any communicative sciences and disorders foundation courses you have taken

The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically, and the GPA requirement is one of many factors that will effect your admissions decision. 

Data on accepted applicants: Below is information about the interquartile range for GRE-verbal, GRE-quantitative, and GRE-writing. The interquartile range is the middle 50% of scores. This means that 25% of the accepted students are below this range and 25% are above this range. In evaluating applications, we examine the whole application, including letters of recommendation and statements of purpose.

GRE-verbal: 152–160
GRE-quantitative: 150–156
GRE-writing: 4.0–5.0

We strongly recommend that you take the GRE a minimum of eight weeks before your application deadline. Please note that it can take up to six weeks for your official GRE score report to reach CSDCAS.


Interesting Elective Courses:

  • Neurogenic Speech Disorders in Children
  • Speech and Swallowing Management for the Medically Complex Child
  • Craniofacial Anomalies 
  • Counseling Skills for Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Hearing Loss: Rehabilitation (focusing on cochlear implants)
  • Interdisciplinary Case-Based Dysphagia Management
  • Language and Communication in Children with Autism 
  • Computerized Analysis of Language Transcripts

Lab Sections:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Includes a cadaver lab at the NYU Medical Center to ensure that students receive hands-on experience with anatomical structures
  • Language Disorders in Children: Combines lectures and clinical observation
  • Speech Science: Instrumentation: Allows students to use kinematic and ultrasound equipment, the newest methods for measuring speech articulation
Clinical Practicum and Field Placement Sequence

On-Campus Practicums:

  • Three-semesters of on-campus initiation into on-campus clinic
  • Fully functional clinic with a wide variety of clients including:
    • Voice
    • Fluency
    • Children with speech and language disorders
    • Multicultural and multilingual populations
    • Aphasia group and individual therapy
  • Opportunity to be placed at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center which specializes in individuals with Huntington’s disease.

Field Placements: (See Clinical Practicums and Field Placements)

  • Two semesters of off-campus field placement experience(s)
  • An extensive number of field placements in the tri-state area
  • Please be advised that students may also be required to undergo a background check before participating in a field placement program with a non-NYU site. The scope and review of the background check will depend on the process and procedures of the non-NYU site. If the non-NYU site determines that the student may not participate in the placement, while the Department of CSD will make every effort to help the student find alternative placement, if not possible, the student may not be eligible to satisfy the requirements for the MS degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders.
  • The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is currently in the process of researching state requirements for professional licensure and/or certification outside the State of New York as it relates to communicative sciences and disorders. Please contact for additional information.
Optional Program Opportunities

Bilingual Extension Program:
The Bilingual Extension Program (BEP) is a supplemental program offered through the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders' MS program. The BEP’s requirements prepare you take the Bilingual Assessment examination to be a New York State–certified Bilingual Service Provider in Speech-Language Pathology. Please refer to the BEP FAQ for additional information.

Study Abroad:
Each summer we direct an optional two-course, six-week, six-graduate-credit study abroad program in the Department of Logopedics and Phoniatrics at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. The program uses the expertise of Lund University neurologists, otolaryngologists, radiologists, and speech-language pathologists to create a setting in which course content, diagnostics, and remediation procedures are tightly integrated. Students are also exposed to current research projects at Lund University in an international environment that supports both basic and applied research.

Master's Thesis:
Students who apply and are accepted to complete a master’s thesis are mentored by faculty members with active research agendas. The student and the mentor(s) will determine the scope of the thesis. Learn more about this option by reviewing the CSD Master's Thesis Guidelines. If accepted into our program, use the CSD Master's Thesis Application.

Each faculty member has an active research agenda with opportunities for students to work in a research lab on a variety of projects. Students interested in research are encouraged to contact faculty members about specific opportunities. Our program offers students an option to complete a master’s thesis and graduate with honors.

Graduation Requirement:
Students who select the research option and who would like to be clinically certified must also complete the Praxis exam.

Honors Funding:
Students who complete a master's thesis are encouraged to apply for funding of up to $1,000 through Steinhardt to conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member. Find out more about this award and learn about application requirements.  

Job Opportunities

Our graduates secure jobs in a variety of settings, such as public/private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation programs, skilled nursing facilities, private practices, and therapeutic preschool programs. Find out more about our graduation outcomes.

Living in New York City

The NYU Center for Student Life provides students with advice and resources in the apartment search process. Although the SRC does not provide actual apartments, helpful links to housing search websites, a housing and roommate registry exclusively for the NYU community, market information, a discount broker, tenant resources, and other links are provided on the Off-Campus Living page.

Visit: 60 Washington Square South, Suite 210
Phone: 212-998-4411

It is the policy of The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1973, and state and local requirements regarding students and applicants with disabilities. Under these laws, no otherwise qualified and competent individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities solely on the basis of the disability.