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Admission Procedures

The institutional policy for admission of students to graduate study is a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university indicating an acceptable record, with additional requirements set by individual graduate programs. The faculty of the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology has set the following specific admissions standards for entry into the program:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2 in Communication Sciences and Disorders; or B.A. or B.S. degree in another field plus completion of pre-requisite coursework in speech-language pathology and audiology. The following courses (or their equivalents at other institutions) must be taken (19 credits if taken at Long Island University):

       SLP 104 Articulatory Phonetics
       SLP 113 Anatomical and Physiological Bases for Speech & Language I
       SLP 133 Speech Science I: Acoustic Phonetics
       SLP 231 Language Acquisition Across Life Span I: Early Years
       SLP 321 Audiology I-Hearing Science
       SLP 410 or 411 Introduction to Communication Disorders Across the Life Span

  • Three letters of recommendation (two must be academic)
  • Completion of a personal interview
  • Passing an oral and written language screening in English
  • Minimum grade of a B- in all pre-requisite courses and Grade Point Average of 3.2
  • Post-baccalaureate students must complete a minimum of 4 (out of 6) pre-requisite courses before applying to the program
  • Course credits may be granted for designated courses completed within 5 years

Students preparing to obtain the Bilingual Extension to the Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Certification must also demonstrate written and oral language proficiency in a second language on the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) or other approved examinations.


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.