The ASHA-Accredited Online Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology from NYU Steinhardt

Speech@NYU is the online SLP master’s program offered by the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. It is designed for aspiring speech-language pathologists who want the flexibility to pursue fulfilling careers in a variety of settings.

The online modality of the SLP master’s program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and prepares you to work toward speech-language pathology certification. The curriculum is grounded in evidence-based practice and enables you to provide person-centered care for diverse populations with communication and swallowing disorders.

Online SLP Master’s Program Highlights


graduate-level credits


foundation courses offered online


direct clinical contact hours


Praxis pass-rate for Speech@NYU students1

Clinical Training in the Online Master’s in Speech Pathology

In the speech-language pathology program, you are assigned a dedicated placement specialist who will work with you to find NYU Steinhardt faculty-approved clinical field placement sites in or near your community.

With Speech@NYU, you will receive the in-depth training to provide forward-thinking, culturally competent care to clients of all ages without having to relocate.

As a student, you will complete a five-part sequence of on-campus clinical practica and clinical field placement experiences at your placement site.

  • Practicum I (Pre-Clinic and On-Campus Immersion)
  • Practicum II (Diagnostic Assessment and On-Campus Immersion)
  • Clinical Field Placement III (Treatment)
  • Clinical Field Placement IV (Pediatrics)
  • Clinical Field Placement V (Adults)

On-Campus Clinical Immersions

Before beginning field placements, you will attend two on-campus immersions to help adequately prepare you to conduct clinical diagnostics in speech pathology and work more independently in your clinical experiences.

During these immersions, you will:

  • Provide language, hearing, cognitive, and/or swallowing screens to diverse communities in NYC.
  • Receive dedicated supervision and receive on-the-spot feedback from clinical speech-language pathologists.
  • Participate in specialized workshops relating to topics such as language screening, instrumental assessment of voice disorders, dysphagia screening, and aphasia treatment.
Learn more about in-person clinical practica and field training.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Receive the clinical training you need to pursue a career as a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist.

Learn more about the online master’s in speech-language pathology from NYU Steinhardt.

Support and Flexibility for Aspiring Speech Pathologists

Earn Your Online SLP Master’s Degree Full Time or Part Time

You have the flexibility to pursue your SLP graduate degree full time or part time based on your scheduling needs. You can earn your master’s in speech-language pathology in as few as six or seven terms attending full time, or set a slower pace by attending part time until your field placement begins.

An academic advisor will work with you to choose the plan of study that is the best fit for your lifestyle while ensuring you continue to make appropriate academic progress.

Academic, Placement, and Career Support

As an online SLP student, you will have access to the same resources as on-campus students, including the NYU Bobst Library, Wellness Exchange, Writing Center, and Wasserman Center for Career Development, which provides one-on-one coaching, webinars, and virtual career fairs to help you in your speech pathologist career.

In addition to continuous mentorship from faculty, you’ll also work with field placement specialists, academic advisors, and a technology support team to ensure your success as a Speech@NYU student.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students in both the on-campus and online modalities of the SLP master’s program have the opportunity to complete a study abroad program in Sweden or Ghana to study communication disorders from a cross-cultural perspective.

The program includes participating in local site visits, studying with local guest lecturers, and immersing yourself in a linguistically and culturally distinct setting.

Apply to the Online SLP Master’s Program Throughout the Year

Speech@NYU offers three cohort start dates every year in January, May, and September. The admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. Take a look at the application requirements to prepare what you need ahead of time.

The sooner you apply, the sooner you can receive an admissions decision and begin planning for your career as a speech-language pathologist.

November 1

Final Deadline for the January 2021 Cohort:
October 22, 2020

Start Your Application

A Comprehensive SLP Master’s Curriculum

Speech@NYU's curriculum prepares you to become a well-rounded speech-language pathologist and treat clients with a variety of communication disorders across the life span.

In addition to foundation courses, instrumentation and research courses, and disorder courses, Speech@NYU offers a diverse set of electives so you can tailor your educational experience to your interests. You can take electives in specialized topics such as aphasia, and language and communication in children with autism spectrum disorders.

View the full list of Speech@NYU course descriptions.

Taught by Award-Winning Faculty

Online and on-campus students in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) are taught by scholars, published researchers, and active clinicians who constantly seek opportunities to interact with professionals from other disciplines.

CSD faculty have extensive research funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation and have received numerous teaching awards, such as the Steinhardt Teaching Excellence Award.

Our faculty members are all active in the field, are dedicated to supporting and mentoring students in their collective and individual pursuits, and help create new clinical and research initiatives at the Department, School, University, and community levels.

What Students Are Saying

“If you are looking for a program that will challenge you to pursue excellence, develop strong research-based clinical skills, and learn from a diverse group of individuals, this is the program for you. There are so many opportunities for students to grow and become strong speech-language pathologists.”

Lynlee Bates, Speech@NYU Class of 2019

Meet some of the students of Speech@NYU, and see how the program is helping them achieve their personal and professional goals.

Join the Next Cohort of the SLP Master’s Program

Learn how Speech@NYU prepares you to provide person-centered care for diverse populations with communication and swallowing disorders. Take the next step today.

NYU Steinhardt Prepares Leaders in Speech Pathology

Speech@NYU’s online speech pathology master’s program is delivered through the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

We facilitate internships and partnerships with schools and organizations across the United States, helping our students develop their careers and pursue leadership opportunities.

Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

The NYU Steinhardt Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) aims to understand, assess, and treat speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders in people of all ages.

Alumni of the CSD Department have gone on to work in a number of settings, such as:

  • Hospitals/medical centers
  • Early intervention settings
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Skilled nursing facilities and long-term care centers
  • Specialized centers for children with autism, language impairment, and developmental disabilities
  • Academic settings, including private and public schools as well as universities
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology companies

CSD alumni have held a variety of leadership roles, including positions such as director of rehabilitation, senior speech-language pathologist, staff speech-language pathologist, full-time faculty, clinic/field placement director, clinical supervisor, and others.

Speech-Language Pathology Careers across the United States

Speech-language pathologists are needed in cities across the United States to treat speech and swallowing disorders such as apraxia, dysphagia, cleft palate, and stuttering.

Each state has its own standards for speech-language pathology certification and licensure, and different cities have different opportunities for employment in the field.

Why Become a
Speech-Language Pathologist?


Job Growth2

Top 25

in 100 Best Jobs3

Top 20

in Best Health Care Jobs4

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Accreditation and Licensure

New York University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of six regional accrediting associations in the country. Accreditation is granted every 10 years, and NYU is accredited through 2024.

Speech@NYU, which confers a master of science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders degree, is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA). ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for the speech-language pathology (SLP) profession, with more than 186,000 members and affiliates nationwide. Speech@NYU is the online counterpart to NYU's on-campus graduate SLP program, which has been continuously accredited by ASHA for more than 30 years. Both of these ASHA-accredited graduate programs are also accredited by the New York Office of the Professions.

Council on Academic Accreditation logo - Speech Language Pathology

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)
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Rockville, MD, 20850
800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Help people in your community live healthier lives as a speech-language pathologist. Earn your master’s in speech-language pathology online from NYU Steinhardt.

Have questions about Speech@NYU? Contact an admissions counselor at Phone Number: 888-698-0462 or contact an admissions counselor by email at admissions@speech.steinhardt.nyu.

1 Passing the Praxis exam is a graduation requirement for the online and on-campus modalities of the master’s program. All Speech@NYU students in the May 2019 cohort passed the Praxis in time for graduation. Return to footnote reference

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Speech-Language Pathologists, (accessed September 11, 2019) Return to footnote reference

3 100 Best Jobs of 2019, U.S. News & World Report, (accessed September 19, 2019) Return to footnote reference

4 Best Health Care Jobs of 2019, U.S. News & World Report, (accessed September 19, 2019) Return to footnote reference