Earn Your Master's in Speech-Language Pathology Online from NYU Steinhardt

Speech@NYU is an online SLP master’s program designed for aspiring speech-language pathologists who want the flexibility to pursue fulfilling employment in educational, clinical, and research settings. Our curriculum prepares you to work with diverse populations and conditions as you complete online classes, interactive course work, and in-person clinical field placements.

A Rigorous, ASHA-Accredited Curriculum

Learn the evidence-based concepts and skills you need to become a versatile SLP who serves clients of all ages and backgrounds. Our rigorous curriculum upholds the same standards of excellence as our on-campus SLP master’s program and is taught by NYU Steinhardt faculty who are highly active as clinicians and researchers in the field.

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Rolling Admissions and Multiple Start Dates

Speech@NYU offers three cohort start dates every year, in January, May, and September. The admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the sooner you can receive an admissions decision and begin planning for your career as a speech-language pathologist.

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Clinical Practicums and Field Placements

Gain hands-on, in-person clinical experience during on-campus immersions at NYU-approved field placement sites. You’ll work with a clinical field placement specialist to help identify facilities where you can provide forward-thinking, culturally competent care to clients of all ages.

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Online SLP Master’s Program Highlights

48

graduate-level credits

2

on-campus immersions

3

clinical field placements

375

direct clinical contact hours

Full-Time and Part-Time Plans of Study

Earn your master's in speech-language pathology online full time in as few as six or seven terms, or take more time to earn your degree with our part-time plans of study. An academic adviser will work with you to choose the plan of study that is the best fit for your lifestyle and experience.

All Foundation Credits Offered Online

If you need to complete foundation course work before starting graduate-level study, you can earn the credits you need online through Speech@NYU. Foundation courses introduce you to topics including audiology, phonetics, the science of language, and language development and disorders in children.

What Students Are Saying

“Speech@NYU continues to surpass my expectations. I feel confident in my ability to become a compassionate and proficient clinician because Speech@NYU prepares me to be the best version of myself.”

– PRISCILLA DEONARINE, SPEECH@NYU STUDENT

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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.

About NYU Steinhardt

Speech@NYU’s online speech pathology master’s program is delivered through the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Founded in 1890, NYU Steinhardt’s mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We are dedicated to educating for social change and offer both undergraduate and graduate programs in applied psychology, education, the arts, health, and media.

NYU Steinhardt exemplifies NYU's commitment to public service, providing our students with a strong, supportive community of scholars and a warm, nurturing environment that fosters the discovery and implementation of new ideas. We encourage learning inside and outside of the classroom by facilitating internships and partnerships with schools, organizations, and companies across the country.

Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

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

We offer programs of study for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Our alumni work in a range of fields, including speech-language pathology, medicine, linguistics, education, psychology, audiology, academia, engineering, and the sciences. We also have a state-of-the-art speech-language-hearing disorders clinic that provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to the public.

Speech-Language Pathology 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of SLP jobs to grow 18 percent between 2016 and 20261, indicating an increased demand for skilled, licensed SLPs nationwide.

Each state has its own standards for speech-language pathology licensure and certification, and different cities have different opportunities for employment in the field. Check your state licensure requirements to make sure you are able to practice in your community.

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.

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Have questions about Speech@NYU? Contact an admissions counselor at 888-698-0462 or admissions@speech.steinhardt.nyu, or read our FAQs.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Speech-Language Pathologists, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.html Return to footnote reference