Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology

Degree Granted
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Garden City, Manhattan

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 three cohorts: Garden City weekday for 15-week semesters and Garden City Sunday and Manhattan Sunday, both for eight-week cycles.
  • 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.
94%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020
of our graduate students 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 2020

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.

Adelphi faculty and students at the grand opening of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Center for Research.

On March 2, 2020, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Center for Research. But students and faculty eager to use the center would have to wait because the campus closed for the remainder of the spring semester due to COVID-19.

Master of Science in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology

Flexible options: Choose the cohort that works for you.

Cohort Garden City
Garden City
Time Commitment Full-time only
Total Credits 63 credits
Program Length Five to six semesters
Modality In person In person Hybrid (In person and online)
Academic Coursework Garden City
Monday to Friday
Garden City
Academic Semesters Four to five courses over 16 weeks  Two courses over an eight-week cycle, twice a semester  Two courses over an eight-week cycle, twice a semester
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.

*Students in Sunday cohorts are required to attend clinical seminars and clinical placements during the week on the Garden City campus.


Please email Graduate Program Director Steven R. Cox, PhD, at

Program Info

Application Requirements & Deadlines

The application deadline for admission is February 15, 2023. 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
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Résumé

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