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Admissions

Admissions Requirements for Speech-Language Pathology M.S. Program

  • Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application to the program. Students must submit an official transcript(s) from all higher education institutions the student attended.
  • Students who have not received undergraduate training in speech-language pathology/communication sciences and disorders are required first to complete a minimum of 12 credits in undergraduate prerequisite courses or their equivalent (Phonetics, Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism, Typical Speech and Language Development, and Speech Science), as approved by the program.
  • Students have to complete at least one course with a grade of B or higher in the following courses: Biology, Social Sciences, Statistics and either Chemistry or Physics. These areas are indicated in the Knowledge and Skills Assessment (KASA form Area IV-A) (https://www.asha.org/Certification/2020-SLP-Certification-Standards/).

    Coursework in statistics as well as in biological, physical, and social/behavioral sciences that is specifically related to communication sciences and disorders (CSD) may not be applied for certification purposes to this category unless the course fulfills a general the university requirement in the statistics, biology, physical science, or chemistry areas.

    Acceptable courses in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science). Chemistry and physics are important for the foundational understanding of the profession of speech-language pathology. For all applicants who apply beginning January 1, 2020, courses that meet the physical science requirement must be in physics or chemistry. Program directors must evaluate the course descriptions or syllabi of any courses completed prior to students entering their programs to determine if the content provides foundational knowledge in physics or chemistry. Acceptable courses in social/behavioral sciences should include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health. A stand-alone course in statistics is required. Coursework in research methodology in the absence of basic statistics cannot be used to fulfill this requirement. https://www.asha.org/Certification/2020-SLP-Certification-Standards/
  • All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (Qualitative, Quantitative and Writing) and scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Students must submit three recommendation letters.
  • Students must complete an admission essay included within the application.
  • Students must complete a successful interview with the SLP interview committee.
  • CSDCAS, The Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service provided by CAPCSD, Students log into -  https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Admissions Requirements for Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) in Bilingual Education Extension

  • Students must have completed a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. Their degree may be in any field. Each applicant must submit a personal statement that describes the applicant's special qualifications over and above those already cited on the degree application, including experience and how this program helps advance his or her professional and personal goals. In addition, a required online orientation must be completed by all applicants.
  • This program will only be open to either practicing professionally licensed in-service teachers seeking additional certifications or students currently enrolled in a teaching certification program.

Certificate candidates must also:

  • Provide official transcripts showing completion of and graduation from a master’s degree program or enrollment in such a program.
  • Either hold an initial, professional or permanent teaching certificate in any field or be enrolled in a teaching certification program.
  • Attain at least a 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all graduate courses taken at any institution(s) prior to matriculation into this program.
  • Complete and official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and receive a spoken proficiency ranking of Advanced Low or above.

All students have access to apply for the program via the online application system (Apply Yourself) linked to the University's Student Administrative System (SOLAR). Apply Yourself can be found at the following website: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=sunysb-spd. Links to Apply Yourself are also found on all SPD graduate program web pages in a section entitled "How to Apply."

This website provides the student with full instructions on the application submission process. Applicants are instructed to complete an online orientation, submit a personal essay and complete the application online. They will be given a unique ID so that they may review the status of their application after it has been submitted. Technical support is supplied via the Apply Yourself website in addition to the support students receive from the University and SPD advisors.

Students are provided with a designated academic advisor who is accessible via telephone or e-mail. This full-time staff person provides advisement on academic issues and administrative protocol, as well as additional support related to distance education where applicable. In addition, all bilingual education specialist program faculty and the Program Coordinator are available to advise students regarding career issues and opportunities available to them. Students may also seek advice through the University’s Career Center.

For additional information click the following link: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/spd/bilingual