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Do I need all of the prerequisite/foundation courses in order to apply to the program?  

You can apply to the program with all, some, or none of the prerequisite/foundation courses. The amount of foundation courses that you enter the program with will impact your plan of study (POS).  

How important is it to have a background in speech-language pathology?

We accept students with both speech-language pathology (SLP) and non-SLP backgrounds. The Admissions Committee does not consider one background more beneficial than the other.  

What is the application deadline?

January 1 of each year.

Should I still apply if my GPA is not the strongest part of my application?

Yes! The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically, so your GPA is one of many factors that will impact your admissions decision. The Graduate Application Guide contains more information on specific GPA targets.

What part of the application is the most important? What does the Admissions Committee consider the most important?

The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically; therefore, we encourage you to highlight all of your strengths in your application.  

How long will the program take me to complete?

The length of the program is dependent on a variety of factors including how many foundation courses you enter the program with, if you choose to participate in the study abroad opportunity, etc.

You must have all of the foundation courses completed before you can enter the Clinical Practicum and Field Placement Sequence. 

Plan of Study

Estimated Time to Complete the Program

None/some foundation courses already taken

 6-8 semesters

All foundation courses already taken

5-7 semesters

Bilingual Extension Program 7-8 semesters
Study abroad program at Lund University in Sweden 6-8 semesters
Most students are eligible to participate in our one-week study abroad program in Accra, Ghana.

Can you approve my foundation courses prior to my acceptance? 

If admitted and once you deposit, you will begin to receive communication via email surrounding the advising process which included reviewing your foundation courses, discussing your interests, and creating your plan of study.  

What is the intensive track?  

If you enter the program with all foundation courses and 25 observation hours completed prior to the start of the fall semester, you may be able to create a plan of study that is five semesters long. However, please note that every year we do have some students who start on the 5-semester plan and choose to switch to a 6-semester plan for a number of reasons.  

Does your program cover both educational and medical speech-language pathology?

Yes! Our program is single-track and designed to provide academic and clinical training using a life-course perspective to train students to become generalist practitioners. Determination of a student’s field placement depends on many factors: knowledge, skills, performance in certain courses, performance in the department’s clinic, academic schedule, etc.  

I am interested in working with one of the CSD faculty in their research labs. How can I express my interest? Can I get paid?

Once accepted, you can email the professor you are interested in working with to see if they have any volunteer opportunities. Paid positions are typically set-up on an individual basis, usually after a student has spent some time in the faculty member’s lab. Some faculty members have open lab meetings or have journal clubs.    

Does NYU offer scholarships?

For information surrounding scholarships and financial aid, please contact the NYU Office of Financial Aid.  

NYU Office of Financial Aid
StudentLink Center
383 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003-7011
Phone: 212-998-4444
Email: financial.aid@nyu.edu

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