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.
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.
Our program provides the opportunity to work toward one or more of the following certifications to expand your career opportunities:
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- New York state license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in New York
- Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) —also offering bilingual option
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
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.
|Time Commitment||Full-time only|
|Total Credits||63 credits|
|Program Length||Five to six semesters|
|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.|
Please email Graduate Program Director Steven R. Cox, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
The application deadline for admission is February 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
- Speech and/or Hearing Science
- Speech and/or Language Development
- Speech and/or Language Disorders
- Two letters of recommendation
Awards & Recognition