Speech@NYU offers a holistic curriculum that is delivered through rigorous online courses and diverse in-person clinical field placements in or near your community. Our students learn not only to diagnose and treat a variety of speech-language pathology (SLP) disorders but also to apply their knowledge and experience within all three major SLP career paths: the medical, educational, and research settings.
As a Speech@NYU student, you'll study:
- Basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural sources
- Key principles of biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and social/behavioral sciences
- Contemporary professional issues and standards of ethical conduct for practicing SLPs
Communication sciences and disorders is a constantly evolving field, and our curriculum prepares you to provide innovative, creative, and comprehensive care to diverse populations in a variety of settings. You'll develop a strong foundation in evidence-based methodology and research, empowering you to think critically as a thorough, thoughtful clinician no matter which SLP career setting you choose.
Speech@NYU is offered part time, with a full-time option expected to be available in fall 2017. You will complete 48 graduate-level credits, delivered through the following types of courses:
- Instrumentation and research courses, which provide an overview in speech science and research evaluation
- Disorder courses, which teach you to diagnose and treat conditions ranging from dysphagia to motor speech disorders
- Clinical practicums and field placements, which give you the opportunity to work directly with both children and adults at clinical sites near your community and during two four-day immersions in New York City
- Electives, which enable you to tailor your academic journey to the subject areas that interest you most
If your academic background is in a field other than communication sciences and disorders, you may need to take up to 14 foundation credits. Like the graduate-level courses, all foundation courses are available online. View our course descriptions page to learn more.
Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Council on Academic Accreditation, Speech@NYU provides you with the education and clinical experience you need to pursue licensure, certification, specialty recognition, and other relevant professional credentials. As a graduate of the online communicative sciences and disorders program, you will be able to:
- 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
To learn more about Speech@NYU's communicative sciences and disorders curriculum, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.