The NYU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders aims to understand, assess, and treat speech, voice, language, and swallowing disorders in individuals across the lifespan. As a result of the field's interdisciplinary nature, our graduates go on to work in speech-language pathology, medicine, linguistics, education, psychology, audiology, academia, engineering, and the sciences.
Our department offers programs of study for undergraduate, master's (on-campus and online degree options), and doctoral students. There is also a state-of-the-art speech-language-hearing disorders clinic that provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to the public.
This interdisciplinary undergraduate major explores normal communication as well as communication disorders.
This interdisciplinary degree combines an exploration of global public health outcomes with foundational knowledge of speech, language, and hearing processes and communication disorders.
This degree prepares you for eligibility to become a professionally licensed speech-language pathologist.
Get the skills you need for an academic career as a researcher in an interdisciplinary field.
The undergraduate minor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders is designed to introduce non-CSD majors to the field.
The CSD Student Experience
Hear from our students from across the department about what it's like to be a part of the Communicative Sciences and Disorders community and why they chose to study at NYU Steinhardt.Department Overview Video
News and Events
What do mashed potatoes, black bean soup, and coconut flan have in common? Not only are they foods easy for individuals with dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, to consume, but they are also dishes recently prepared by master’s students from the NYU Steinhardt Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders and Department of Nutrition and Food Studies taking “Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management in Dysphagia.”
Representatives from Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development recently visited Associate Professor Sudha Arunachalam’s Language Experience and Acquisition Research at NYU (LEARN) Lab to incorporate her expertise into their recommendations about children and language for Singaporean parents.
Kristina Fuentes (MS ’10) saw that Hawaii’s healthcare system was losing potential SLPs – and advocated for change in her community.