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Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology



Congratulations to Noam Waisbrod, upcoming MS degree candidate as one of the recipeints from American-Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation's Graduate Student Scholarships for graduate students in communication sciences and disorders who demonstrate academic achievement and promise.
We're so proud of you, Noam!


Feel free to download our brochure by clicking here: program's brochure

Welcome to the homepages of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Here on our homepages you will find information about our program and the Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders. 
By exploring these pages, you will find answers to many, if not all of your questions about our program and applying to it. Before you begin, please understand that we are a full time MS degree program - we do not offer an undergraduate curriculum.
After you've gathered information, jot down your questions and feel free to make an appointment for our Virtual Office Hours, which takes place on the following Wednesdays this Summer '24 semester from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

June 5th from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
July 3rd from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

To make an appointment for Virtual Office Hours email here:

Hunter College and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology offers prerequisite courses in Speech-Language Pathology. These courses are only offered as follows:

Summer session (only these two courses are offered in summer):

  • Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (COMSC 620)
  • Introduction to Audiology (COMSC 640)

Fall semester (only these two courses are offered in fall):

  • Introduction to Language Science (COMSC 604)
  • Speech and Its Production - Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (COMSC 615)

Spring Semester (only this course is offered in spring):

  • Phonetics of American English (COMSC 607)


Virtual office hours for prospective students
take place on the following Wednesdays during Spring '24 semester:

February 7th from 7:00-7:00 p.m. 
March 13th from 7:00-8:00 p.m.   
April 3rd from 7:00-8:00 p.m.      
May 1st from 7:00-8:00 p.m.        

interested students can email to inquire further.

The Department and its clinic are housed at the Brookdale Health Science campus of Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) 425 East 25th Street, New York, NY (between the FDR Dr. and First Avenue). Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are disciplines concerned with communication processes of all people across the lifespan. Graduate degrees are required to work in either field.

Hunter College is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For verification of this accreditation, please review the page from Middle States.

The master’s of science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology at Hunter College-CUNY is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) 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.

Please click here for the CAA’s program list: CUNY, Hunter College

Student Outcome Data, which relates student program completion rates, national examination pass rates, and employment rates can be found here.

For anyone wishing to explore who we are and what we do, you might be especially interested in reading about our faculty and clinic.

Strategic Plan Executive Summary

Since the granting of departmental status in 2014, the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (thereafter, the Department) has been established this plan in concert with the Hunter College Strategic Plan. The college plan served as a guiding document for the Department in order to guide its development as its unique identity grows within the Schools of Nursing and Health Professions, within Hunter College and within the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

The Department is housed in the Schools of Nursing and the Health Professionals. It has five full-time faculty members and two, part-time support staff. Approximately twenty part-time academic and clinical faculty support the operation of the Department. The Department serves approximately 40-55 graduate students annually.

Summary of Goals

  1. Establish and promote a rigorous academic and clinical program of study that provides students with a skill set that is consistent with current practice to benefit them in their professional careers;
  2. Develop a research component of the program that will allow for development of faculty scholarship and to provide students will unique research opportunities to encourage them to consider research careers in the areas of speech, language and hearing sciences;
  3. Enhance current program with periodic adjustments to reflect changes in the field and desires of students;
  4. Promote the department's status in the professional community on the local and national level by engaging with various clinical and research facilities for collaborative opportunities

The mission of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders is:

  • To develop professionals who will meet the healthcare and educational needs of the metropolitan New York area through prevention, assessment and management of communication disorders in children, adolescents and adults from culturally, ethically and linguistically diverse populations;
  • To produce clinically based research that will advance knowledge of normal and disordered processes of communication across the lifespan;
  • To provide educational and clinical services to the College and the metropolitan New York City communities; and,
  • To provide leadership in clinical practice to the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as a whole.

Hunter College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as victim of domestic violence in its student admissions, employment, access to programs, and administration of educational policies or services offered at the HCCCD. Questions or concerns may be forwarded to the Office of Diversity and Compliance.

You may view Hunter College's mission statement here.

Entry level degree for the field of Audiology is the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.). The Graduate Center administers the AuD CUNY Consortium, with faculty teaching from Hunter College's Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Brooklyn College, and The Graduate Center. Students interested in applying to this program must do so through The Graduate Center Admissions Office.
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