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Communication Disorders

Graduate Program

Announcement:

If you're applying to our graduate programs, here is some helpful information-

1) You must apply for Summer admission (accepted students may defer their start to the fall if desired)

2) In the online application system, you will find the programs listed as:

MS Speech-Language Disabilities (090I)

MS Speech-Language Pathology (090S)

If you're not sure which concentration to select, 090I is recommended. The admissions requirements are the same for both 090I and 090S; the one you select when applying does not have any bearing on your candidacy for the program.

Important: If you have questions regarding the application process, you must contact the Office of Graduate & Extended Learning:

gradstudies@newpaltz.edu or call (845) 257-3285

If you have questions about the grad programs, please email commdisgrad@newpaltz.edu

Thank you!


 

 

The graduate program in Communication Disorders prepares students for rewarding careers at schools, hospitals, clinics and private practices, in fields where the demand for skilled, caring pathologists is on the rise.

Outstanding Clinical Experience

The Department of Communication Disorders is home to a newly-renovated Speech-Language and Hearing Center, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to Hudson Valley residents, young and old. Students gain valuable, comprehensive experience working with clients in the Center and at varied regional affiliate organizations such as schools, hospitals, rehabilitations centers, agencies, and private practices.

Personal Attention and Relationships

As part of a small, tight-knit cohort of enrolled students, you’ll develop skills and build relationships alongside peers who share your interests. Our knowledgeable and experienced faculty work closely with each individual student to provide an exceptional synthesis of research-based academic foundations and applied clinical experience.

Professional Credentials

Graduate programs in Communication Disorders include two concentrations: Speech-Language Pathology, and Speech and Language Disabilities. Completion of either program qualifies students for ASHA certification and New York State licensure. The Disabilities concentration qualifies students for the Initial Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).

Abundant Career Opportunities

Graduates of MS in Communication Disorders programs find employment in the field at a rate of nearly 100%, and the professional outlook nationwide is forecast to remain strong for years to come. The program has a long and well-established track record of preparing students to succeed, whether they choose careers in clinical or educational settings, or choose to pursue a doctoral degree.


Concentrations

The program prepares students who have strong undergraduate backgrounds in Communication Disorders for a wide range of career opportunities and for doctoral study.  There are two concentrations:  

+  Speech-Language Pathology Concentration (64 credits) 090S

 

Both concentrations lead to eligibility for state licensure and ASHA certification in speech-language pathology. The concentration in Speech and Language Disabilities (090I) leads to a New York State teaching certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (initial TSSLD). 

 

+  Speech and Language Disabilities Concentration (61 credits) 090I

 

Both concentrations lead to eligibility for state licensure and ASHA certification in speech-language pathology. The concentration in Speech and Language Disabilities (090I) leads to a New York State teaching certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (initial TSSLD). 

 


Application Timeline

Applications for Communication Disorders Graduate Programs are considered for Summer admission. Once accepted, students may defer matriculation until the Fall if desired, or if necessary to complete prerequisite coursework.

+  Application Review Timeline*

 

  • August 1 - Apply online at www.newpaltz.edu/graduate
  • February 1 - Only complete applications will be considered for admission; no exceptions will be made.
  • Mid-March - First round of interviews are conducted on campus.
  • Late March - First round of acceptances must confirm or decline their offer of admission.
  • Early April - Second round interviews conducted on campus.
  • April 15 - All admission decisions are finalized and available online.
  • April 16 - Second round acceptances must confirm or decline their offer of admission.

*Dates listed above are subject to change, please refer to our website (www.newpaltz.edu/commdis/grad.html) for updated information.

If you have questions about the application process, contact the Office of Graduate & Extended Learning at 845-257-3285 or email gradstudies@newpaltz.edu.


Program Contact

Dr. Wendy Bower, Graduate Coordinator 
Communication Disorders Dept.
Humanities Building (HUM), Room 8D
State University of New York
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561-2440

Tel: 845-257-3452
E-mail: commdisgrad@newpaltz.edu