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.

To apply to the online program, you must 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 your baccalaureate studies
  • A minimum 3.2 GPA in any communicative sciences and disorders foundation courses you have taken

Please note that to enroll in this program, you must have earned an undergraduate degree. The admissions committee reviews applications holistically, and the GPA requirement is one of many factors that will affect your admissions decision.

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A complete application for the program includes the following items:

  • Personal Essay: This essay is your opportunity to introduce yourself and explain your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to your academic pursuits. The essay should be two pages, double-spaced, and explain your decision to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology.
  • Current Resume/CV: Be sure to include any relevant work experience.
  • 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:

    Application Processing Services
    7900 Harkins Road
    Suite 501
    Lanham, MD 20706

  • 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.
  • Two Program Essays: Each essay should be one page maximum, double-spaced.
    • Program Essay 1: Describe a unique perspective or skill set you have or a life experience. Articulate how it might benefit your potential classmates, enhance discourse in the classroom, and/or contribute to the NYU communicative sciences and disorders community.
    • Program Essay 2: Reflect on a time when you were required to prioritize multiple projects, tasks, and/or events. Explain how your method relates to your learning style/study habits and contributes to your current academic or professional success. How will you translate this success to our CSD program?
  • GRE Scores: Your official scores must be on file by the deadline before a decision regarding your application can be made. GRE scores are only valid for five years. An official GRE score report must be sent electronically to NYU Steinhardt from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) using ETS code 7865- New York U Steinhardt SCH online blue group. Visit the GRE website for more information about the exam.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE Scores: 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.
  • Application Fee: A $75 application fee is required upon submission of your application and can be paid using any major credit card. If you submit by the priority deadline, the application fee will be reduced to $45.

Please note: If you have not completed certain undergraduate courses, you may need to complete additional foundation course work.