NY State Program Code: 24577
HEGIS Code: 1220.00
CIP Code: 51.0204
Steven R. Cox, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, Graduate Program Director
Hy Weinberg Center - Room 118
P: (516) 877-3715
F: (516) 877-4783
Florence L. Myers, Coordinator, Sunday Academic Program at Garden City
Melissa Randazzo, Coordinator, Sunday Academic Program at Adelphi Manhattan Center
The Master of Science program in speech-language pathology provides academic and practicum experiences basic to the development of clinical competence in the evaluation, diagnosis, and remediation of disorders of speech and language. The mission of the Master of Science program in speech-language pathology is to provide students with a strong understanding of the connections between the scientific bases of our discipline and its clinical practice. 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 backgrounds.
▪ Goal #1: To increase engagement with the local and global communities
– Objective: Continue to develop study abroad options.
– Objective: Expand Telepractice initiatives.
– Objective: Develop relationships with schools and local communities.
▪ Goal #2: To continue as a center for Academic and Clinical excellence by integrating clinical training and scholarship
– Objective: Develop elective opportunities to broaden and strengthen student experience in research and/or specialized areas of clinical practice.
– Objective: Develop models of Interprofessional Practice and Interprofessional Education (IPP/IPE).
– Objective: Promote best practice by developing clinical pathways through faculty and clinical educator collaboration.
▪ Goal #3: Increase inclusive learning opportunities enhancing cultural and linguistic diversity.
– Objective: Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing training for cultural competence and cultural humility.
– Objective: Offer bilingual opportunities to students, either through coursework and/or clinical practice.
– Objective: Continue to increase client diversity and service delivery models.
Additional information about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is available here .
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Adelphi University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 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.
Program Policies and General Information
All students are expected to acquaint themselves with department and University requirements and regulations, and to consult closely with their advisers in order to fulfill both academic and practicum requirements leading to the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) awarded by ASHA, New York State licensure as a speech-language pathologist, and New York State certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD). Students are expected to meet with their academic advisers every semester and with the TSSLD coordinator upon entry into and exit from the program. Students are expected to adhere to University policies regarding academic integrity and professional behaviors, as outlined in course syllabi and on the University web site.
Consistent with ASHA’s 2020 Standards for Certification in Speech-Language Pathology, completion of which leads to the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP), the full-time master’s program in speech-language pathology is 63 credits. In addition to the weekday program at the main campus in Garden City, the academic coursework for the Master’s program is also offered at Adelphi University’s Manhattan Center and in a Sunday program in Garden City. The weekday program at the Garden City Campus offers courses in a traditional 15-week semester. The Sunday program at the Manhattan and Garden City locations are held in 8-week cycles. All students must take academic course work at the program site (i.e., Garden City - weekday or Sunday, or Manhattan Center) to which they were admitted. Exceptions are granted only in extenuating circumstances with prior approval of the student’s academic adviser. All clinical seminars, teacher prep courses, and in-house practica are held on the Garden City campus.
Students must complete a series of supervised clinical practica, both at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders and in at least two of our outside clinical affiliated agencies. Students must earn a grade of B– or better in SPH 660 prior to enrolling in an outside practicum. All students should expect to do their outside placements during daytime hours. In addition, students will be required to provide full-time availability for at least one of their outside clinical placements during a regular academic semester (fall or spring). Students who plan to complete an internship in a hospital or rehabilitation setting must do their residency at that time. For students whose undergraduate education did not include supervised clinical practice, it may be necessary to enroll in additional clinical practica in order to meet the clock-hour requirements mandated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Students pursuing the optional Bilingual Extension to the TSSLD must consult with the coordinator of TSSLD to develop a program of study.
To be eligible for graduation, master’s level students must pass a departmental comprehensive examination, which is taken in the semester in which the student is graduating. The student’s academic adviser must approve applications for this examination during the semester prior to taking the examination. The comprehensive exam is offered three times in an academic year (fall, spring, and summer semesters). Motivated students can complete a research project in lieu of the written comps.
Requirements and Procedures for Admission
Students applying to the M.S. degree program in Speech-Language Pathology who have not received undergraduate training in communication sciences and disorders are required first to complete a minimum of 18 credits in undergraduate prerequisite courses or their equivalent (see below), as approved by the department. The department requires a minimum of 4 graded pre-requisite courses before applying for graduate school. Students may not apply more than two times for admission to the master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology. All master’s degree students accepted provisionally pending completion of undergraduate prerequisite courses must complete their outstanding courses at Adelphi, and receive no more than one C grade (C+, C, C–) in order to matriculate. Prerequisite courses are typically offered at least twice a year on the Garden City campus. Students may take prerequisite courses at other institutions.
Undergraduate prerequisite courses:
(or their equivaluent as approved by the department)
- Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
- Speech and Hearing Science
- Speech and Language Development
- Speech and Language Disorders