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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
  •  For Undergraduate Students

  •  For Graduate Students

  •  For the B.S./M.S. Program

Undergraduate

What are the admission requirements for the undergraduate program in Speech Language Pathology at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus?

  1. Acceptance to Long Island University by the Office of Admissions.
  2. A personal interview with the undergraduate program director. Students must bring an unofficial transcript of their grade to the interview. Entry into the program is contingent upon recommendation by program director.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.0.

How do I apply to the undergraduate program?

Submitting an Application for Admission: All applicants must apply for admission to Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Please apply online at My LIU or use the Apply Now link in the top navigation bar. For more information on the admissions process, visit the Office of Admissions Web site.

How many credits are required to complete the Bachelor’s of Science Degree?

Candidates for the degree must complete a minimum of 128 credits.

What financial aid opportunities are available at the Campus?

Please visit the Student Financial Services Web site

What is the cost of tuition for the undergraduate program in CSD?

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How long will it take to complete the program?

The program can be completed in 4 years of intensive study.

Can I complete this program on a part-time basis?

Yes. A Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology can be completed on a part-time basis.

Are weekend or evening classes offered?

Weekend and Friday evening classes are not offered in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Classes are offered during mornings, afternoons, and evenings, Monday through Thursday.

What are the Bachelor’s Degree graduation requirements?

All students are eligible for graduation upon satisfactory completion of their coursework and a minimum of 25 hours of clinical observation during SLP 410 & 411 and a Computer Literacy Examination given by the testing the center.

Can I transfer undergraduate credits from another university?

Students are allowed to transfer credits from another university upon approval of the admissions office. Transfer credit will be considered for courses taken at other universities prior to admission to the Brooklyn Campus and within the last five years.

For more detailed information, students are encouraged to refer to our graduate handbook, The ASHA Certification and Membership Handbook and State Guidelines.

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Graduate

What are the admission requirements for the graduate program in Speech Language Pathology at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus?

  1. B.A. or B.S. degree in SLP or CSD with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2 OR
  2. B.A. or B.S. degree in any area of study with a minimum grade-point average of 3.2 and with the completion of pre-requisite coursework in speech-language pathology and audiology: a minimum of 19 credits including: Phonetics, Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Communication Disorders Across the Life Span, Speech Science I, Language Acquisition, Audiology AND:

      a. Three letters of recommendation (two academic)
      b. Completion of a personal interview
      c. Passing an oral and written language screening in English
      d. Minimum grade of a B- and grade-point average of 3.0

Course credits will be granted for designated courses completed within 5 years.

Is the program accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)?

Yes. The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus is accredited by ASHA.

How do I apply to the graduate program?

Submitting an Application for Admission: All applicants must apply for admission to Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Please apply online at My LIU or use the Apply Now link in the top navigation bar. For more information on the admissions process, visit the Office of Admissions Web site.

Am I required to take the GRE’s?

No. Students are not required to take the GRE for entrance into the program.

How many credits are required to complete the Master of Science Degree?

Candidates for the degree must complete a minimum of 64 credits.

What financial aid opportunities are available at the University?

Dean’s Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships are available upon admission into the program. Information can be obtained from the Department’s academic counselor.

What is the cost of tuition for the graduate program in CSD?

Please click here for current tuition information.

How long will it take to complete the program?

The program can be completed in 2.5 - 3 years of intensive study. The Master’s degree must be completed within 5 years from the date of admission to the graduate program.

Can I complete this program on a part-time basis?

Yes. A Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology can be completed on a part-time basis. However, once clinical practica courses begin, students may be required to spend 3-5 days per week at their designated sites.

Are weekend or evening classes offered?

Weekend classes are not offered in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Classes are offered during mornings, afternoons, and evenings, Monday through Thursday and occasionally Friday mornings.

What are my options of study within the graduate program?

Research Option:
The research option requires a student to conduct empirical research on a topic relevant to communication sciences and disorders or dysphagia. Selection of the research option implies that completion of the requirements here listed is in lieu of the comprehensive examination.

Monolingual/Bilingual Track:
There are two tracks of study: Monolingual and Bilingual. Students demonstrating proficiency in a language other than English may further prepare for a certificate in Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities with a Bilingual Extension. Both options are subject to the rules of the Departmental Graduate Program Committee.

What are the Master’s Degree graduation requirements?

All students are eligible for graduation upon satisfactory completion of their coursework and a minimum of 400 hours of clinical practicum. Students who select the Research Option must successfully complete their research project. All other students are required to pass the Comprehensive Examination.

How do I obtain my Bilingual Extension for the TSSLD?

Candidates for the Master of Science degree with a Bilingual Specialization must have completed a minimum of 64 credits. They must also pass the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) in their selected language(s) prior to taking SLP 610A. Students preparing for the certification in Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities with a Bilingual Extension must perform supervised assessment and intervention with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals in school settings.

Am I responsible for finding my own clinical practicals?

The Clinical Administration is dedicated to finding clinical practica sites for students. We have affiliations with a wide range of programs in the Greater New York area. A majority of our students obtain their first clinical experience onsite at the Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.

Can I transfer graduate credits from another university?

Matriculated graduate students are allowed to transfer up to six credits from another university upon approval of the faculty in the Department. Transfer credit will be considered for courses taken at other universities prior to admission to the Brooklyn Campus and within the last five years. No transfer credits will be given for foundation courses.

What are the professional requirements for becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist?

  1. A Master's or Doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  2. 400 clock hours of supervised clinical observation/practice
  3. PRAXIS examination
  4. Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
  5. Certificate of Clinical Competence

For more detailed information, students are encouraged to refer to our graduate handbook, The ASHA Certification and Membership Handbook and State Guidelines.

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B.S./M.S. Program

Mission

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) seeks to advance the study of human communication within a culturally and linguistically diverse society. Individual growth is promoted through the recognition and the expression of multiple theoretical, cultural and individual perspectives. The faculty fosters respect for diversity and a commitment to serve individuals with communication and/or swallowing problems. Students are encouraged to be inquisitive, self-motivated, compassionate and open minded.

The Program

  1. Accredited by the New York State Education Department and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  2. A bilingual/multicultural emphasis program.
  3. Strong liberal arts and sciences foundation.
  4. Strong academic and clinical preparation in speech-language pathology.

Benefits

  1. Earn a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 5 to 6 years.
  2. At the graduate level, qualify for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC), New York State licensure in Speech-Language Pathology, New York State Certification as Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.
  3. Students demonstrating proficiency in a language other than English may prepare for the Bilingual Extension.

Personalized Attention

  1. Small classes.
  2. Individualized advisement.
  3. Professors who have extensive teaching, clinical and research experience in Speech-Language Pathology and have practiced in schools, hospitals and clinics.
  4. Professors at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervise in the University Clinic.

Student Activity

  1. The Department sponsors lectures and clinical grand rounds.
  2. Students are active in our chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, which serves as a network between students, faculty, and speech-language pathologists in the field.
  3. Students participate in a variety of academic and social events with other students and faculty.

Who May Apply?

  1. Entering freshman, who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance in high school, may be admitted into the program. Students must have a minimum high school average of 88 in a liberal arts and sciences program.
  2. Current students enrolled in the undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders program at LIU may apply to the program once they have completed a minimum of 45 credits. Sixty undergraduate credits must be completed by date of admission with a minimum grade-point average of 3.2.
  3. Transfer students who expect to earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences prior to fall entry may apply. Sixty undergraduate credits must be completed by date of admission with a minimum grade-point average of 3.2.

Application Deadline

April 1st for Fall Semester

For more information, contact our department at 718-780-4122.