Candidates for the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology must have completed the following prerequisites:
|SPE 51 Phonetics of English
|SPE 63 Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition
|SPE 82 Introduction to Speech Science
|SPE 84 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
|SPE 90 Introduction to Audiology
|SPE 580 Introduction to Speech Language Pathology
|EDU 15A Psychological Perspectives: Teaching and Learning
EDU700A Psychological Foundations of Education
|EDU 14 Historical, Philosophical, and Sociological Foundations of Education
EDU 700B Social Foundations of American Education
|EDU 703 Child Development
Each applicant’s academic background and training will be evaluated to determine if he or she needs to complete any prerequisite courses. Prerequisite work will not count toward the 58-credit master’s degree requirements. For admission to the program, an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders is preferred, but a background in other areas will be considered along with prerequisite work required before the master’s program.
Admission is restricted and requires a general undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and a 3.0 average in the major area.
Admission is for the fall semester only. Online applications must be submitted and received by the Graduate Admissions Office on or before January 2. All supporting credentials (all official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, personal statement, résumé and Official ETS issued G.R.E. scores) must be received by February 1. Applicants who are reapplying must contact Carol Zerah, Director of Graduate Admission, at email@example.com for special instructions regarding the re-application process.
The program requires completion of at least 58 master’s-level credits. The degree candidate selects either a thesis (additional 3 credits) or comprehensive examination option to complete.
During the four-semester sequence of clinical practica, students will not be able to work full-time. These courses require a minimum of two days per week and may be a full-time commitment.
Applicants to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology must complete the following requirements for admission:
- Application for Admission
- Application fee: $40 (non-refundable)
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicable) from any and all college(s) or universities you have attended. Transcripts for study abroad semesters, including grades, must submitted as well.
- Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in undergraduate studies overall and in the major area of study or successful completion of another master’s degree. All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in the profession and ability to complete a graduate program. The references should be given the Letter of Recommendation signed by you, along with a stamped envelope addressed to: Graduate Admissions,LIU Post, Admissions Processing Center, P.O. Box 805, Randolph, MA 02368-0805. Letter writers can return the letters to you in a sealed/signed envelope which you can then forward along with all other credentials.
- Personal Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing graduate work in this area of study
- A current resume
- Interview with the clinic director of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is at the discretion of the faculty
- A spontaneous writing sample at admissions interview may be required
- Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based (213 computer based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 6.5.
Send application materials to:
Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 805
Randolph, MA 02368-0805