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Brooklyn College’s highly regarded program for the Master of Science in speech-language pathology is offered through the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders. Academic, clinical, and research opportunities covering the range of disorders that occur throughout the lifespan are provided in state-of-the-art classrooms, clinical suites, and laboratories.
This degree prepares students for careers as speech-language pathologists in community speech, language, and hearing centers; hospitals; school systems; rehabilitative agencies; and private practices.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
This master of science degree program prepares students for careers as speech-language pathologists in community speech, language, and hearing centers, hospitals, school settings, rehabilitative agencies, and private practice. Academic, clinical, and research opportunities covering the range of disorders that occur throughout the lifespan are provided in state-of-the-art classrooms, clinical suites, and laboratories.
Applicants must offer at least 24 credits in speech-language pathology and audiology with grade point average of 3.00 or higher. The credits must include courses as follows: acoustics of speech, language and hearing, anatomy and physiology of the speech, language and hearing mechanism, speech and language acquisition, audiology, phonetics, nature of speech and language disorders, and statistics. General matriculation and admission requirements of Graduate Studies are in the section “Admission.”
There are two options within the master’s program in speech-language pathology. Students entering the master’s program can complete the master’s degree in speech-language pathology, Option A (see below); or students can select to complete a master’s degree in speech-language pathology with a specialization in early intervention, Option B (see below).
Students who earn a grade of B- or C+ in any course shall be required to complete a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). If the student fails to satisfactorily complete the PIP on or before the date assigned by the instructor, the student will be required to re-take the course. If the student earns a grade of B- or below upon re-taking the course, the student will be dismissed from the program. Students are allowed a maximum of two PIPs. Students who earn two grades of C or below will be dismissed from the program.
59-71 credits are required for the degree.
Students must pass a departmental comprehensive examination and must take and report their scores on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology. Information about requirements for the comprehensive examination is in the section “Academic Regulations and Procedures.” Courses in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses. The program of study must be approved by an adviser in the student’s major area of concentration. Students must also complete requirements in communication, arts, sciences, and disorders as follows: Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 7107X, 7128X, 7211X, 7313X, 7321X, 7323X, 7325X, 7326X, 7327X, 7331X, 7333X, 7336X, 7337X, and U7441X; and not more than 11 credits in clinical practicum, for a minimum of 400 clock hours. A maximum 11 credits in courses in clinical practicum (Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 7395X, 7396X, 7397X, 7398X, 7399X and 7691X), and/or 14 credits with special problems (Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 7296X), and courses taken on a tutorial basis may be counted toward the degree. The remaining credits required for the degree must be chosen in consultation with an adviser in the major area of concentration. Courses in speech, language, and hearing science may be incorporated on an elective basis.
66-78 credits are required for the master’s degree in speech-language pathology with a specialization in early intervention.
Completion of a master’s degree in speech-language pathology with additional required coursework in the early intervention specialization. Year 1: ECAE 7675T, CASD 7442X; Year 2:, CASD 7443X, 7445X, 7446X. In order to qualify for the specialization in early intervention, students are required to complete an application and an interview once accepted into the master’s program. The program of study must be approved by the deputy chairperson.
Only students who complete the degree requirements, including the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, are eligible for certification of clinical competency by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Those students who intend to apply for New York State teacher certification as “Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD),” must present course work as described in option (b) or (c) of the matriculation requirements for the M.S. in education, teacher of students with speech and language disabilities, or must complete an additional 3 graduate credits in the School of Education as follows: SEED 7500X.
Additionally, those students must complete: Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 7551X and CBSE 7672T and 7677T. In order to be eligible for teacher certification, students must also pass exams and complete workshops as stipulated by the New York State Department of Education.
The Speech-Language Pathology M.S. program does not accept non-degree applications.
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Applicants must have completed at least five pre-requisite courses prior to applying. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview. All six required pre-requisite courses AND all ASHA coursework must be completed prior to admitting Fall.
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Brooklyn College’s highly regarded program for the master of science in speech-language pathology is offered through the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders, and prepares students for careers as speech-language pathologists in community speech, language and hearing centers; hospitals; school systems; rehabilitative agencies; and private practices.
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Brooklyn College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.
Graduates are eligible to apply for New York State licensure and ASHA certification in speech-language pathology. Students who complete additional required courses in education and clinical practicum in educational settings are also eligible to apply for certification as teachers of students with speech and language disabilities (TSSLD) by the New York State Education Department.
The program provides students with opportunities for intensive academic study of communication sciences and therapeutic methodologies. A wide range of professional and educational service agencies, on and off the Brooklyn College campus, serve as clinical practicum sites. Through course work and practicum assignments each student is able to develop a sound conceptual framework in the field of communication sciences and disorders.
Requirements for a master of science degree in speech-language pathology include successful completion of 59 to 71 credits and 400 hours of clinical practicum. Students have the opportunity to take course work leading to the NYS Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and pass the comprehensive examination to graduate.
The program in speech-language pathology is designed to engage students from diverse backgrounds in scientific and scholarly inquiry in the processes of human communication and related disorders of speech, language and hearing. The program is committed to providing students with the most current research-based academic and clinical education, and to stimulate ongoing pursuit of knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders. As an academic and clinical discipline, the program seeks to maintain the highest professional standards of research, teaching and service delivery, and to promote free exchange of ideas, ethical decision-making, and the sense of personal and social responsibility.
As part of the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders, we endeavor to train our students to be exemplary communicators, to understand the foundations of human communication, to recognize disorder, and to distinguish disorder from difference. Our mission includes service to the college and community through research which expands the horizons of our knowledge, which enables communication to succeed when it is impaired or ineffective, and which ennobles human discourse.
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Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the speech-language pathology M.S. program access to internships at a variety of companies.
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