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New York University master’s in speech-language pathology (Speech@NYU) online

Pursue a fulfilling career after earning an online Speech-Language Pathology master’s degree while studying either full time or part time*. Please note that part-time status can only be held until you enter the Clinical Practicum and Field Placement Sequence.

About the program

  • Flexible learning: Earn your SLP degree while studying either full or part time.
  • International opportunities: Learn in an international setting with a study abroad program in countries like Sweden or Ghana, and study communication disorders from a cross-cultural perspective.
  • Diverse electives: Tailor your educational experience with a diverse set of electives to compliment your interests in the field.

About NYU Steinhardt

Founded in 1890 as the first school of pedagogy in the US, today NYU Steinhardt advances the education, health, and wellbeing of people and communities around the world. We achieve this by fostering knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. The program has 48 graduate-level credits. Students may need to take additional foundation courses. In addition to tuition, students must pay registration and service fees. All fees are calculated per term. Students are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or field placements.

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Bilingual Extension Track

The Bilingual Extension for Teachers Working with Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD-BE) certification is a necessary credential granted by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). This certification is a requirement for individuals who serve diverse bilingual or multilingual pediatric populations, ranging from 3 to 21 years of age, in various NYSED-funded settings, which encompass educational environments, private practices, and select medical establishments.

As a matriculating graduate student in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD), our program offers a structured pathway for you to achieve the TSSLD-BE certification through our Bilingual Extension Track (BET). Our curriculum equips you with the essential knowledge and clinical experiences mandated by the State of New York (NYS).

It's important to note that the TSSLD-BE certificate is granted by the NYS, not by New York University or the CSD Department. While other states may have similar requirements for bilingual speech-language pathologists (SLPs), please be aware that the Speech@NYU program is specifically tailored to meet the certification requirements of the NYS.

  • Students should pursue the BET if they:
    • Can travel to NYC. Students who pursue the BET complete at least 50 direct clinical contact hours in New York City for as many as five days a week.
    • Intend to practice with pediatric populations. The program focuses on pediatric groups ages 3-21 years in NYSED-funded agencies and programs.
    • Self-identify as a bilingual or multilingual communicator. American Sign Language and other signed communication codes are not included in the NYS certification pathway.
    Students interested in the BET track should express interest in this particular track on their application for admission into the CSD program.
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NYU Steinhardt students are aspiring speech-language pathologists interested in a holistic, comprehensive education, and are ready to take part in a rigorous program. They also demonstrate compassion as well as genuine, sincere interest in the welfare and success of those they work with. 

To complete an application, you will need to submit: 

  • Transcripts (can be unofficial if certain criteria are met)

  • Personal statement

  • Supplemental essay

  • Résumé

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to complete all 25 hours of guided observations prior to entering the Graduate Program.

Clinical Practicum and Field Placement Sequence

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Integral to the learning experience at Speech@NYU is the Clinical Practicum and Field Placement Sequence which consists of five semesters. The first two semesters include clinical immersions which allow students to engage in activities that promote opportunities to seamlessly bridge theoretical pedagogy to real-world clinical applications. The last three semesters include field placement experiences. All students will be placed in a school at some point during the five-part sequence and part-time status will transition to a full-time schedule.

Students are assigned a dedicated Placement Specialist, who will collaborate with the NYU Steinhardt Department of Communicative Disorders (CSD) Clinical Field Placement Team to find a field site that meets NYU Steinhardt’s high academic standards.

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