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Master of Science
Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Online Degree

Earn Your Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology Online

Designed for aspiring speech-language pathologists (SLP), Speech@NYU is the online SLP master’s program offered by the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at NYU Steinhardt. As a student, you will learn methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention, and research principles for working with people who have speech, language, and swallowing disorders.

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Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Master of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Full-time or Part-time

Upon graduation, you'll be positioned for eligibility for professional licensure as a speech-language pathologist. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of:

  • The principles of biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences
  • How to integrate research principles in evidence-based clinical practice
  • Prerequisite skills in oral and written communication sufficient for entry into professional practice
  • Basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases
  • 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
  • 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
  • Standards of ethical conduct
  • Contemporary professional issues
  • Certification, specialty recognition, licensure, and other relevant professional credentials

A Comprehensive SLP Master’s Curriculum

The Speech@NYU curriculum prepares you to become a well-rounded speech-language pathologist able to treat a variety of communication disorders. In addition to core courses, Speech@NYU offers a diverse set of electives, allowing you to tailor your educational experience to your interests. View a full list of course descriptions.

Hands-On Clinical Training Experience

We designed our in-person practicums and field placements to help you learn what it’s like to be a speech-language pathologist. You will work with diverse client populations under an experienced, licensed, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified SLP field placement supervisor. You will master the professional competencies set forth by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC). Your dedicated placement specialist will help you identify an NYU Steinhardt, CSD-approved clinical site near you. Learn more about clinical practicums and field placements.


Support and Resources for Aspiring Speech-Language Pathologists

As an online SLP student, you will have access to many of the same resources as on-campus students, including the NYU Bobst Library, Wellness Exchange, and Writing Center. The Wasserman Center provides one-on-one coaching, webinars, and virtual career fairs to help you succeed in your career as a speech-language pathologist.

You will receive mentorship from NYU Steinhardt faculty, as well as help from placement specialists, academic advisors, and a tech support team throughout the program.

Courses Taught by Award-Winning Faculty

Your classes will be taught by the same scholars, published researchers, and active clinicians as the on-campus programs. 

Our faculty members have received extensive research funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and have been honored with numerous teaching awards.

Read why students chose Speech@NYU.


Why Become a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Speech-language pathologists are compassionate problem-solvers, who seek to understand, assess, and treat a variety of speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. You may work in a variety of environments, including healthcare and educational settings.  

NYU Steinhardt CSD alumni have found successful careers in many clinical and non-clinical locations such as: 

  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • Early intervention settings
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Skilled nursing facilities and long-term care centers
  • Specialized centers for children with autism, language impairment, and developmental disabilities
  • Academic settings, including private and public schools and universities
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology companies

Learn more about the demand for speech-language pathologists.


Study Abroad

Learn more about global study opportunities for students pursuing an MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in Lund, Sweden, and Accra, Ghana.

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Accreditation Information

The master of science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology (residential and distance education) at New York University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD, 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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Earn your SLP master’s degree online from NYU Steinhardt.

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