Steven R. Cox, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Interim Chair and Graduate Program Director
Hy Weinberg Center, Room 118
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Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. The mission of the department is to provide students with a strong understanding of the connections between the scientific bases of our discipline and its clinical practices. We strive to prepare the finest professional and ethical research-based clinicians who can assess and treat children and adults with communication disorders within our scope of practice and from diverse cultural and linguistic background.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Master of Science (M.S.) in speech language pathology , the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in speech-language sciences and disorders , and the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) degree programs. The Au.D is offered in conjunction with Hofstra and St. John’s Universities. The graduate programs provide advanced academic and clinical education in normal communication processes; disorders of speech, language, and hearing; and assessment and intervention strategies for individuals with communication disorders. The M.S. program in speech-language pathology and the Au.D. program in audiology provide students with the academic education and clinical experiences required for New York State licensure and the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) issued by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA). The M.S. program in speech-language pathology also includes the course work and clinical practicum experiences required for New York State certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD). The additional course work needed to earn the Bilingual extension to the TSSLD is available.
Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, schools, universities, and private practices, and have a 95-100% employment rate within 6 months of graduation. Student outcome data for the last three years (i.e. Praxis pass rates, employment rates, and graduation rates) for the M.S. in speech-language pathology are available here and for the Au.D program are available here.
The department offers the only doctoral program in speech-language pathology in Long Island. The Ph.D program in speech-language sciences and disorders is a research-based program designed to prepare professionals to assume leadership roles in the discipline as clinical administrators, clinical supervisors, researchers, and university faculty.
The strategic plan of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders includes the following 5 goals:
- Continue to attract the most competent students.
- Use technology to make learning in the classroom and the clinical setting more efficient and exciting for our students.
- Continue to increase the program’s active research agenda by obtaining funding through grant submissions.
- Increase the diversity of clients seen in our clinic and externship programs in order to provide a broader clinical experience for our students.
- Continue to engage in interdisciplinary interaction and research with colleagues in related disciplines in order to identify common goals and initiatives.
The MS in SLP program at Adelphi University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) through April 30, 2016. Any questions concerning accreditation may be addressed to the Graduate Program Director, Department Chair, or the CAA at:
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850
p - 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700
Student outcome data for the last three years (i.e. Praxis pass rates, employment rates, and graduation rates) for the M.S. in speech-language pathology are available here.
The clinical doctoral program offered by the Long Island Au.D. Consortium of Adelphi, Hofstra, and St. John’s Universities is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) through January 31, 2021. Any questions concerning accreditation may be addressed to the program directors, the Au.D. program coordinator, or the CAA at 301.296.5700.
The latest available information on student outcomes, including program completion, Praxis pass rates, and employment after graduation, can be found here.