Academic Experience

Speech@NYU is the online modality of our master of science program, offering the same rigorous curriculum taught on our New York City campus. Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the Speech@NYU program is designed as an integral extension of the NYU Steinhardt community and represents our commitment to developing highly skilled speech-language pathologists (SLPs) nationwide.

Speech@NYU’s curriculum equips you to pursue licensure, certification, and employment as a speech-language pathologist in educational and healthcare settings.

Program Course Work

Speech@NYU students take 48 graduate-level credits and attend weekly live classes using our online platform after completing weekly coursework asynchronously (e.g., lecture videos, readings, assignments, etc.). Those who have not yet completed certain undergraduate courses will take an additional 14 foundational credits.

Below is a brief explanation of the courses offered through Speech@NYU. Once admitted, your Plan of Study (POS) will outline the order of your courses and your dedicated student success advisor will help you through the registration process.

Foundation courses in phonetics, anatomy and physiology, speech and language development, audiology, and other key topics prepare you for graduate-level study in speech-language pathology.

Instrumentation and research courses teach you how to evaluate the aspects of speech production and how to continually integrate the most up-to-date research into your practice.

Disorder courses expose you to a range of speech, language, communicative, and swallowing related disorders affecting clients of all ages and backgrounds.

Electives allow you to expand your knowledge and skills in specific areas of interest, such as augmentative and alternative communication and working with medically complex children.

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Student Experience

NYU Steinhardt professors in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) have designed courses and content exclusively for optimal online learning. Live courses are streamed weekly using video and audio. This unique setup allows for real-time connections with faculty and aspiring speech-language pathologists from across the country. Classes are intentionally kept small and feature capabilities for breakout sessions and face-to-face feedback.

  • Learn directly from NYU Steinhardt faculty and adjuncts.
  • Explore and synthesize content through a multicultural lens in small classes prior to engaging in hands-on clinical experiences during the clinical practicum and field sequence.
  • Receive one-on-one attention during faculty office hours.

The Speech@NYU program was designed exclusively for online learning while honoring NYU Steinhardt’s mission to advance creativity, and innovation and commitment to public service.

Faculty-designed, asynchronous content accessible 24/7

Mobile app to reference course work and access your dashboard

Dashboard offering one-click access to upcoming assignments, grades, contacts, and more

Next-Level Networking With LinkedIn Premium Career

Students receive access to LinkedIn Premium Career to help them build on the skills they gain in the Speech@NYU program. These career-enhancing features allow students to take advantage of salary insights, LinkedIn Learning courses, interactive interview preparation, and the ability to send InMail to hiring managers.

In-Person Clinical Immersions and Field Placements

Clinical experiences, including field placements, are integral to the Speech@NYU learning experience, and our program ensures you receive the hands-on training you need to become a well-rounded and versatile SLP.

The clinical practicum and field placement sequence consists of five in-person experiences: two on-campus immersions at NYU’s New York City campus, and three program-approved field placements. You’ll work with a dedicated placement specialist to identify sites in your area that meet NYU Steinhardt’s high academic and clinical standards.

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

If you have not completed the required number of direct contact hours by the conclusion of Clinical Field Placement V, you may need to complete an additional 1-credit placement, Clinical Field Placement VI.

Ongoing Support as You Earn Your Degree

Speech@NYU students are important members of the NYU Steinhardt community. We offer a variety of resources to connect you to the School and find the support necessary for success.

An academic advisor will help you choose your class schedule and provide ongoing academic support.

student success advisor will help you register for classes and determine the best path forward for your career.

Our technology support team will introduce you to the online campus and provide live support during classes.

clinical field placement specialist will help you find diverse, NYU Steinhardt- and faculty-approved placement sites. They will also support you through the field placement sequence.

NYU librarians will show you how to navigate our catalog and access resources that expand on your classroom learning.

Our career services team will assist you with your job search, resume, and interview preparation.

Learning Outcomes

Recognize the nature of speech, language, hearing, communication, and swallowing disorders and their differences, including etiologies and characteristics.

Apply research and principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders.

Treat and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

View the full list on our learning outcomes page.

When you’ve completed all program requirements, you’ll be invited to celebrate your accomplishments at our on-campus commencement ceremony in New York City. After graduating, you’ll join more than 500,000 NYU graduates around the world as a member of our distinguished alumni community, which offers resources and ongoing support to help you advance your SLP career.

Start your Speech@NYU journey and request information from an admissions counselor today.