The Speech@NYU curriculum offers a diverse set of courses, ensuring you receive the comprehensive education you need to treat a variety of communicative disorders as a speech-language pathologist.
If you have not completed certain undergraduate courses (earning a "B" or better) prior to enrolling in the program, you may be required to complete up to 14 credits of additional foundation course work. We offer these courses online to prepare you for your master’s studies.
The required foundation courses are:
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Swallow Mechanism (2 credits)
- Neurological Bases of Cognition, Behavior, and Communication (2 credits)
- Phonetics (2 credits)
- Science of Language (2 credits)
- Speech Development and Disorders (2 credits)
- Language Development and Disorders in Children (2 credits)
- Introduction to Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation (2 credits)
Please note: You must complete most of these foundation courses prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses. If you have not taken some or all of the foundation courses listed above, you must complete them in addition to the 48 credits of graduate-level courses required for the master’s degree.
The required graduate-level courses are:
Instrumentation and Research Courses
- Speech Science: Instrumentation (2 credits + lab)
- Critical Evaluation of Research in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Disorders (2 credits)
- Motor Speech Disorders (3 credits)
- Adult Language Disorders (3 credits)
- Fluency Disorders (3 credits)
- Language Development and Disorders in School-Aged Children (3 credits)
- Voice Disorders (3 credits + lab)
- Language Disorders in Children (3 credits + lab)
- Dysphagia in Adults and Children (3 credits)
- Principles of Intervention with Speech-Language Disorders (2 credits + lab)
- Phonological Analysis of Normal and Disordered Speech (3 credits)
- Multi-Cultural Issues in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (2 credits)
- Professional Issues in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (1 credit)
- Practicum I: Pre-Clinic (2 credits)
- Practicum II: Diagnostic Assessment (2 credits)
- Practicum III: Treatment (2 credits)
- Clinical Field Practicum IV: Pediatrics (1 credit)
- Clinical Field Practicum V: Adults (1 credit)
- Practicum VI (1 credit) (only as needed)
Departmental and Certification Courses
- Master of Science Seminar (0 credits)
- Drug and Alcohol Education, and Child Abuse and School Violence Protection (0 credits)
Additional ASHA and NYU Course Requirements
In addition to the courses listed above, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires you to have transcript credit (which could include course work, advanced placement, CLEP, or examination of equivalency) for each of the following areas: human/animal biological science, physical science, social/behavioral science, and statistics. NYU requires you to complete a minimum of 3 credits of course work in a language other than English as well. Please note that a grade of "C" or better must be earned in each of these courses to be considered by NYU.
These courses can be completed within one year of beginning the program and do not count toward graduate credit for the master’s degree. In addition to transcript credit, you may be required to provide further evidence of meeting this requirement.
To learn more about Speech@NYU's curriculum, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.