Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology

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Garden City

Prepare for a fulfilling career making a difference in the lives of children and adults with communication disorders.

Why Earn an MS in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology?

A master’s degree in communication disorders will prepare you for a career as a speech-language pathologist, working with clients across the lifespan in hospital settings, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, preschools, early intervention agencies or in school districts. Therapy work focuses on improving speech, language, literacy and feeding/swallowing skills.

Why Study Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology at Adelphi?

  • In this full-time program, explore a variety of learning, clinical and research opportunities in small, personalized classes with individualized attention. We offer classes in Garden City: weekday for 15-week semesters.
  • Work with academic and clinical faculty relentlessly dedicated to student success in a program with proven, innovative leadership in diversity and inclusion.
  • Bring research into practice through programs at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders, a not-for-profit, full-service speech, language and hearing center.
90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

Certification Information

Our program provides the opportunity to work toward one or more of the following certifications to expand your career opportunities:

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our students benefit from the opportunity to gain critical hands-on experience at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders. You’ll help offer clinical services for the community in the areas of speech, language and hearing disorders, and you’ll be part of innovative group therapy programs for toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents and adults. Our students have also gained valuable experience in internships at many organizations, including:

  • Northwell Health, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, St. Charles Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and VA (Veteran’s Affairs) hospitals in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties
  • Rehabilitation centers such as Triboro Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing and Transitions of Long Island
  • Over 75 schools in all five boroughs of New York City, along with school districts and special education preschools in Nassau and Suffolk counties, New Jersey townships and Westchester County
  • Private practice and agencies such as North Shore Speech-Language Associates, KIDZ Therapy Services and City Sounds of NY

A speech-language pathology student connects with a young child at a sensory table at Adelphi University.

Our Research Labs

Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects in one of our seven research labs focused on speech-language pathology and communication disorders.

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Language is an essential tool for connecting with others. As the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) states, effective communication is a human right that should be accessible to all. It is a right that speech-language pathologists and audiologists help people with language disorders exercise.

Program Info

Master of Science in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology

Cohort Garden City – Weekday
Time Commitment Full-time only
Total Credits 63 credits
Program Length Five to six semesters
Modality In person
Academic Coursework Garden City: Monday to Friday
Academic Semesters Four to five courses over 16 weeks
Clinical Coursework Clinical seminars are held in Garden City for all semesters.
Clinical Placements On-campus clinical placements are held in Garden City for the first three to four semesters. Two off-campus placements, which are hands-on experiences in the workplace, are assigned by staff.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

The application deadline for admission is April 15. To apply for this program, submit the following:

  • Application submitted through CSDCAS and $60 Adelphi application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Final transcript stating bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • A minimum of 4 graded pre-requisite courses (or their equivalent as approved by the department):
    • Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
    • Phonetics
    • Speech and/or Hearing Science
    • Speech and/or Language Development
    • Speech and/or Language Disorders
    • Audiology
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Résumé

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