Prospective Students

MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Prospective Students

Upcoming Information Sessions

Our Fall 2018 Information Sessions will be hosted by Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Bilingual Extension Program, Maria Brea, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, as well as academic advisors, admissions administrators, and members of the field placement team. They will give an overview of our on-campus master’s degree program including a presentation on the curriculum, details about the clinical practicum and field placement sequence, and faculty research.  Additionally, they will answer questions from prospective students and give a tour of the department and clinic. 

Friday, Oct 12th 1:00-2:00pm
Friday, Nov 9th 1:00-2:00pm

Both sessions will be held at 665 Broadway, 9th floor conference room.
Application Information

Applications must be submitted through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS).  The application portal will open on August 2, 2017.  Detailed information about application dates, required materials, and procedures for submission can be found here.

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.  

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, statements of purpose, etc. 

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. 

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


Interesting Elective Courses:

  • Seminar in Speech Pathology: Augmentative Communication Devices
  • Speech and Swallowing Management for the Medically Complex Child
  • Craniofacial Anomalies 
  • Counseling Skills for Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Dysphagia in Infants and Toddlers
  • 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
Study Abroad

Each summer we direct a six week 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.

Clinical Practicums and Field Placements

On-Campus Practicums:

  • Three-semesters of on-campus initiation into clinic
  • Fully functional in-house 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 Tab)

  • Two semesters of off-campus field placement experience(s)
  • An extensive amount of field placments 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 M.S. degree in communicative sciences and disorders.
Students who select the research option and complete a master's thesis

Masters Thesis:
Students who select the research option will complete a master's thesis under the direction of a faculty mentor. The student and the mentor will determine the scope of the thesis.  Learn more about this option by reviewing the CSD Masters Thesis Guidelines. Use the CSD Masters Thesis Application to apply.

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

We are pleased to report that we have 100% job placement for our graduates. Our department was one of the first to offer advanced degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology in the New York area and we are proud to have been continuously accredited by ASHA for more than 30 years.

Our graduates secure jobs in a variety of settings, such as: 

  • Mount Sinai
  • NY Presbyterian, Cornell Medical Center
  • Einstein College of Medicine Children's Evaluation and Rehab Center
  • Jewish Home and Healthcare
  • Clearly School for the Deaf
  • AHRC -Brookville Children's Center
  • The McCarten School
  • Health South Rehab Hospital
  • NYC Department of Education
Research Opportunities

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 work with faculty mentors while many work on their own research projects. Our program offers students an option to complete a master’s thesis and graduate with honors.

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.

Licensing Requirements

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.