Application Requirements

Admissions standards for the online master of science program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders are the same as the requirements for the on-campus program.

Application Deadlines

NYU Steinhardt’s online master’s in speech-language pathology program offers rolling admissions, with multiple start dates per year in January and September. Applications are reviewed throughout the year.

Application Deadline #1
Application Deadline #2
Final Application Deadline
September 19, 2024
October 17, 2024
January 2025

Admissions Criteria for the Online Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology

It is recommended that applicants meet at least one of the following grade point average (GPA) requirements, based on a 4.0 scale:

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for baccalaureate studies
  • A minimum 3.2 GPA in any communicative sciences and disorders foundation courses you have taken. In evaluating applications, we examine prospective students holistically taking all application components into account.

The admissions committee reviews applications holistically, and the GPA requirement is one of many factors that will affect your admissions decision. Note: This program does not require GRE scores for admission.

Application Checklist

In addition to completing the online application, you will need to submit the following items.

1. Current Resume/CV

Be sure to include any relevant work experience.

2. Transcripts

Upload copies of transcripts from every postsecondary school you have attended, including study abroad programs and community college, directly into the application. Please note that unofficial transcripts must include the following:

  • Name of institution
  • Student name
  • Student ID
  • Semesters
  • Course title and grade received
  • Grading scale (if different than 4.0 scale)
  • Level of study
  • Degree conferral date (if degree granted)

If the unofficial transcripts submitted do not meet the above requirements, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

If admitted to the program, you will need to provide official transcripts. Transcripts can be sent via email to or by mail to the following address:

New York University (NYU)
Application Processing Center
PO Box 30096 010-003
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

If you have completed or are completing a degree at an institution outside of the United States or Canada, you are required to provide either a WES course-by-course or an ECE course-by-course evaluation.

3. Two Letters of Recommendation

These two letters should come from academic references who know you and can speak to your academic qualifications in relation to your field of study. You may provide a third clinical recommendation, but it is not required.

4. Personal Statement

Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to the Admissions Committee at New York University. Your statement should describe your motivation for pursuing a career in Speech-Language Pathology, as well as your goals, interests, and career plans. We are also interested to learn which personal characteristics you believe will make you a successful graduate student at New York University.

This Personal Statement should be 11 point font or greater, 2 page maximum, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins.

5. Enrollment Verification

If you are currently enrolled in non-matriculating classes, you will be required to submit an enrollment verification form that includes the start and end dates of the term. You can obtain this form from your registrar’s office.

6. Degree Conferral

If you are currently pursuing a degree, we will require a document that states the date your degree will be conferred. You can obtain this form from your registrar’s office.

7. Supplemental Essay

Please answer one of the two essay prompts.

1. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are called upon to be culturally responsive practitioners. Practicing from a culturally responsive lens involves integrating clients’ lived experiences and identities (e.g., race, language, ethnicity, gender, ability, etc) into assessment and intervention contexts. Explain how your prior life experiences have contributed to your understanding of cultural responsiveness and how you plan to continue learning about culturally responsive service delivery.

2. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

The Supplemental Essay should be 12 point font, 1 page maximum, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins.

8. TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE Scores (If Applicable)

These scores are only required if your native language is not English and you did not receive the equivalent of a four-year US undergraduate degree in which the main level of instruction was English.

Please note: All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents living in the United States throughout the duration of the program. Speech@NYU’s ETS code for TOEFL scores is B498. Students living outside of the United States are not eligible for the program at this time.

9. Non-Refundable Application Fee

A $75 non-refundable application fee is required upon submission of your application and can be paid using any major credit card.

Apply by the Priority Deadline for a Reduced Fee

If you apply to NYU Steinhardt’s online master’s in speech-language pathology by the priority deadline for your desired cohort, you will receive your admissions decision earlier, giving you more time to plan ahead. You will be able to register for classes earlier, begin networking, and have additional time to plan finances.

Applicants who apply by the priority deadline will have their non-refundable application fee reduced from $75 to $45. Start your application now.