Learning Outcomes

Students in NYU Steinhardt’s master of science program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders benefit from a comprehensive set of learning outcomes. Undergraduate course work completed prior to entering this program will satisfy some of these outcomes.

Upon graduation from the program, you will:

  • Possess prerequisite skills in oral and written communication sufficient for entry into professional practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and social/behavioral sciences
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of speech, language, hearing, and communication disorders and differences and swallowing disorders, including etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates
  • Apply principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates of the disorders
  • Demonstrate knowledge and follow the standards of ethical conduct
  • Demonstrate knowledge of processes used in research and the integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues
  • Demonstrate knowledge about certification, specialty recognition, licensure, and other relevant professional credentials
  • Complete a supervised practicum that includes experience with individuals across the life span and from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds. The practicum experience will include experience with populations with various severities of communication and/or related disorders, differences, and disabilities
  • Complete a program of study that includes supervised clinical experiences sufficient in breadth and depth to achieve skill with evaluation, intervention, and interaction and the personal qualities necessary for entry into professional practice

To learn more about Speech@NYU's curriculum, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.