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Online MS, Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Speech@NYU students are passionate about inspiring and shaping social change. At NYU Steinhardt, we seek aspiring speech-language pathologists who are committed to receiving a holistic, comprehensive education; demonstrate compassion and genuine interest in the success and welfare of those they serve; and are prepared to meet the demands of a rigorous graduate degree program.

We also offer an on-campus MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Degree Name: MS, Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Academic Plan Code: CSDM

Credits: 48

Academic Load: Full time or part time

Application Deadlines


Priority: April 26, 2022
Final: June 6, 2022

Priority: September 6, 2022
Final: October 13, 2022

Program Information
Program Website | Request Info | 888-698-0462

1. Prepare Your Application

Personal Statememt

Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to the Admissions Committee at NYU Steinhardt. Your statement should describe your motivation for pursuing a career in speech-language pathology, as well as your goals, interests, and career plans. We are also interested to learn which personal characteristics you believe will make you a successful graduate student at NYU Steinhardt. Your personal statement should be: 

  • 11-point font or greater
  • 2 pages maximum
  • Double-spaced with 1-inch margins


Please upload a copy of your most recent résumé or curriculum vitae.

(2-page maximum, does not need to be double-spaced or have 1-inch margins) 

Letters of Recommendation

These two letters should come from academic references who know you and can speak to your academic qualifications in relation to your field of study. You may provide a third clinical recommendation, but it is not required.


Upload copies of transcripts from every postsecondary school you have attended, including study abroad programs and community college, directly into the application. Please note that unofficial transcripts must include the following:

  • Name of institution
  • Student name
  • Student ID
  • Semesters
  • Course title and grade received
  • Grading scale (if different than 4.0 scale)
  • Level of study
  • Degree conferral date (if degree granted)

If the unofficial transcripts submitted do not meet the above requirements, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

If admitted to the program, you will need to provide official transcripts. Transcripts can be sent via email to or by mail to the following address:

New York University (NYU)
Application Processing Center
PO Box 30096 010-003
College Station, TX 77842

To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

If you have completed or are completing a degree at an institution outside of the United States or Canada, you are required to provide either a WES course-by-course or an ECE course-by-course evaluation.

Enrollment Verification

If you are currently enrolled in non-matriculating classes, you will be required to submit an enrollment verification form that includes the start and end dates of the term. You can obtain this form from your registrar’s office.

Degree Conferral

If you are currently pursuing a degree, we will require a document that states the date your degree will be conferred. You can obtain this form from your registrar’s office.

Supplemental Essay

Please answer one of the two essay prompt options below. 

  1. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are called upon to be culturally responsive practitioners. Practicing from a culturally responsive lens involves integrating clients' lived experiences and identities (e.g., race, language, ethnicity, gender, ability, etc) into assessment and intervention contexts. Explain how your prior life experiences have contributed to your understanding of cultural responsiveness and how you plan to continue learning about culturally responsive service delivery.
  2. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

(one-page maximum)


Effective November 18, 2021,  the GRE is NOT required.

    English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)

    These scores are only required if your native language is not English and you did not receive the equivalent of a four-year US undergraduate degree in which the main level of instruction was English.

    All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents living in the United States throughout the duration of the program. Speech@NYU’s ETS code for TOEFL scores is B498. Students living outside of the United States are not eligible for the program at this time.


    2. Apply


    Start Your Application Now

    After you fill in and upload the required information, you can submit your completed application. 

    Non-Refundable Application Fee

    A $75 non-refundable application fee is required upon submission of your application and can be paid using any major credit card.

    Applicants who apply by the priority deadline will have their non-refundable application fee reduced from $75 to $45. 

    3. Receive Your Admission Decision


    You will be notified about your decision by email.