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Communicative Sciences and Disorders

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.

Degrees

BS, Communicative Sciences and Disorders

This interdisciplinary undergraduate major explores normal communication as well as communication disorders.

BS, Global Public Health / Communicative Sciences and Disorders

This interdisciplinary degree combines an exploration of global public health outcomes with foundational knowledge of speech, language, and hearing processes and communication disorders.

Minor, Communicative Sciences and Disorders

The undergraduate minor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders is designed to introduce non-CSD majors to the field.

MS, Communicative Sciences and Disorders

This degree prepares you for eligibility to become a professionally licensed speech-language pathologist.

PhD, Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Get the skills you need for an academic career as a researcher in an interdisciplinary 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

About Us

Meet our Department Chair and learn more about CSD's mission.

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Practicum IV and V students take a group shot at the Summer 2019 On-Campus Clinical Expo .

News and Events

CSD Department Statement on Racial Injustice

The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders would like to express our strong support of those who are demonstrating and demanding the end of systemic racism and violence against the Black community in our country. This current moment presents an opportunity to the faculty and staff in the NYU CSD community to listen, learn, and critically re-examine and change our policies and structures.

What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Child Language Development and Zika Virus Exposure: An Interview with Dr. Keisha Lindsay

We sat down with Provost’s Fellow, assistant professor, and NYU CSD alum Dr. Keisha Lindsay to discuss her research on the 2016 Zika epidemic and the expertise speech-language pathologists can lend to global public health issues.

Championing Academic Continuity During COVID-19: Speech@NYU Alum Builds District Teletherapy Course Template

Communicative Sciences and Disorders alum Erin Dotzel's (MS '19) efforts are helping ensure that students have access to critical speech and language services at home during the pandemic.

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Communicative Sciences and Disorders

665 Broadway, 9th floor
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-998-5230

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Please email csdadmissions@nyu.edu if interested in scheduling a department tour. If applicable, it is recommended that you attend a Graduate Admissions tour prior.