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MS, Communicative Sciences and Disorders

With the master's of science program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, NYU is authorized pursuant to the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) to enroll students in online programs in the SARA states and territories. For further details regarding NYU's NC-SARA membership please visit the NYU State Authorization website. SARA requires universities to disclose to applicants and students whether programs that lead to professional licensure meet the educational requirements for licensure in the student’s state.

Note, state regulations change frequently, and the information posted here may have changed at the time of your specific application to or enrollment in our program of study. States also may require applicants for licensure to pass the PRAXIS and ASHA exams and certification. Please check with the Clinical Field Placement Team (csdfieldplacement@nyu.edu) if you have specific questions about the educational requirements for licensure or other professional licensure requirements in a specific state.

Please see the table below for eligibility by state for professional clinical licensure in the area of speech-language pathology:

 
State State License Contact Info  Meets the Academic Requirements for State Licensure? Additional Information
Alabama Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) No for the online program;
Yes for the on-campus program
Other Licensure Requirements:
Candidates are not able to do any clinical placements in person in Alabama. Because of this, the online program is not recruiting from Alabama. Our on-campus program can arrange New York state placements.
Alaska Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing Yes  
Arizona Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Special Licensing Yes  
Arkansas Arkansas Board of Examiners - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) Yes  
California California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board Yes  
Colorado Colorado Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification Yes  
Connecticut Connecticut State Department of Public Health Yes  
Delaware Delaware Board of Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers Yes  
Florida Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Yes with certain specifications Other Licensure Requirements:
The state requires a total of 75 semester hours in speech-language pathology, at least 36 of which must be at graduate-level. NYU offers 48 graduate hours. Candidate will also need to meet the undergraduate requirements, which are not a requirement for admission to our MS program.
Georgia Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes with certain specifications

Other Licensure Requirements:
The state requires a total of 75 semester hours in speech-language pathology, at least 36 of which must be at graduate-level. NYU offers 48 graduate hours. Candidate will also need to meet the undergraduate requirements, which are not a requirement for admission to our MS program.

Hawaii Hawaii Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology Yes  
Idaho Idaho Speech, Hearing and Communication Services Licensure Board Yes  
Illinois Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

Also see: Illinois Licensures
Yes  
Indiana Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Speech-Language Pathology Audiology Board Yes  
Iowa Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Yes  
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Survey, Certification & Credentialing Commission Yes  
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology No for the online program;
Yes for the on-campus program
Other Licensure Requirements: 
While the program meets the academic requirements for licensure, the program is not able to provide a school-based clinical program in Kentucky, which is a required part of our curriculum.
Louisiana Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes with certain specifications

Other Licensure Requirements:
The state requires a total of 75 semester hours in speech-language pathology, at least 36 of which must be at graduate-level. NYU offers 48 graduate hours. Candidate will also need to meet the undergraduate requirements, which are not a requirement for admission to our MS program.

Maine Maine Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing Yes  
Maryland Maryland Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language Pathologists Yes  
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes  
Michigan Michigan Board of Speech-Language Pathology Yes  
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Licensing Yes  
Mississippi Mississippi State Department of Health Professional Licensure Division Yes  
Missouri Missouri Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists Yes  
Montana Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Yes  
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Licensure Unit Yes  
Nevada Nevada Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Board Yes  
New Hampshire New Hampshire Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board Yes  
New Jersey New Jersey Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee Yes  
New Mexico New Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board Yes  
New York New York State Education Department Division of Professional Licensing Services Yes  
North Carolina North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists No

Additional Curricular Requirements:
NC requires 20 diagnostic hours; NYU requires 15 diagnostic hours, but can work with the candidate to ensure they are obtaining the needed hours.
NC requires 6 credit hours in Audiology; NYU only offers 2 credits in Audiology and does not offer additional course work. NC requires 3 credits in Auditory Pathology and 3 credits in Audiology Habilitation/Rehabilitation. NYU does not offer these courses.

North Dakota North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Yes  
Ohio Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board Yes  
Oklahoma Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes with certain specifications Other Licensure Requirements:
The state requires a total of 75 semester hours in speech-language pathology, at least 36 of which must be at graduate-level. NYU offers 48 graduate hours. Candidate will also need to meet the undergraduate requirements, which are not a requirement for admission to our MS program.
Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes with certain specifications Other Licensure Requirements:
The state requires a total of 75 semester hours in speech-language pathology, at least 36 of which must be at graduate-level. NYU offers 48 graduate hours. Candidate will also need to meet the undergraduate requirements, which are not a requirement for admission to our MS program.
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes  
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Examiners of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Yes  
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes  
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology Yes  
Tennessee Tennessee Board of Communications Disorders and Sciences Yes  
Texas Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes with certain specifications Other Curriculum Requirements:
Texas requires 400 direct contact hours and 25 observation hours for a total of 425 hours. The NYU CSD program provides 375 direct contact hours but can work with the candidate to ensure they are able to obtain the extra hours.
Utah Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Yes  
Vermont Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) Yes  
Virginia Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Yes  
Washington Washington State Department of Health Yes  
West Virginia West Virginia Board of Examiners of Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology Yes with certain specifications Other Curricular Requirements:
West Virginia requires 20 direct contact hours in audiology. NYU provides 5 audiology hours but can work with the candidate to ensure they are able to obtain the extra hours.
Wisconsin Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Examining Board Yes  
Wyoming Wyoming State Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Yes  
US Territories      
American Samoa

American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board

No  
District of Columbia DC Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Yes  
Guam Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners Health Professional Licensing Office (HPLO) Yes  
Northern Mariana Islands Health Care Professions Licensing Board No  
Puerto Rico Oficina de Reglamentación y Certificación de los Profesionales de la Salud Junta de Licenciamiento y Disciplina Médica Yes  
US Virgin Islands There is no dedicated board for Speech Therapy/Pathology. No  
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Accreditation Information

The master's (MS) education program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at New York University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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