Accreditation and Licensure
School and Program Accreditation
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 ten 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.
Licensure and Certification
License to Practice as an SLP
To practice as an SLP in a clinical setting, you must meet your state's standards for professional licensure. At a minimum, most states require you to earn a graduate degree in the field of communicative sciences and disorders and pass a licensing exam. Many states do not require subsequent exams beyond the Praxis exam in Speech-Language Pathology, or national certification exam, which is required by ASHA. In addition to earning your degree from an ASHA program and passing the Praxis, you may need to fulfill additional requirements such as a clinical fellowship.
Speech@NYU, our online graduate SLP program, prepares you to earn an MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and sit for licensing exams in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Although graduation from an ASHA-accredited graduate program does not guarantee that you will be eligible for licensure, most states recognize the quality that an ASHA-accredited program represents. For more information about your state's licensure requirements, visit ASHA's website.
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
The Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) assures clients, colleagues, and others that you are engaged in continual professional development. Although certification is not required to become a licensed, practicing SLP, it is recognized by regulatory agencies in nearly every state and can lead to increased opportunities for career advancement in the field.
To receive this certification, you must earn a graduate degree from an accredited communicative sciences and disorders program such as Speech@NYU, pass the Praxis exam, and complete a clinical fellowship. You can learn more about certification on ASHA's website.
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