About the Program
The department of Communication Disorders at the State University of New York at New Paltz is dynamic and student-centered. Our faculty strives for excellence in teaching as well as research. Outstanding clinical training is provided in our on-site Speech-Language and Hearing Center, which has a large, varied caseload and state-of-the-art equipment. Our network of external clinical practicum sites is extensive and offers a variety of opportunities, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, preschools, public schools, and private practices.
The department offers the following programs:
- An undergraduate major in Communication Disorders that prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, or related areas.
- An undergraduate minor in Deaf Studies that may be completed by students in any major.
- A post-baccalaureate prerequisites program for students who intend to apply to graduate programs in communication disorders, but have completed a major in a different field.
- A graduate program in Communication Disorders with two concentrations: Speech-Language Pathology and Speech and Language Disabilities. The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Communication Disorders at SUNY New Paltz is registered as licensure-qualifying in New York State and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The graduate concentration in Speech and Language Disabilities also leads to a NYS Initial Certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).
Contact the department
Wendy Bower, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Communication Disorders
Humanities Building (HUM), Room 9B
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440
Department phone: 845-257-3620