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Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology



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:
Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (COMSC 620)
Introduction to Audiology (COMSC 640)
Fall semester:
Introduction to Language Science (COMSC 604)
Speech and Its Production - Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (COMSC 615)
Spring Semester:
Phonetics of American English (COMSC 607)

Welcome to the
Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

The Department is housed at the Brookdale Health Science campus of Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). 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 of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Hunter College has been placed on probation 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. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.

The following pages of this website will help answer questions for prospective students interested in information and matriculating into Hunter College's MS degree program in Speech-Language Pathology. One-on-one meetings and tours are not available at this time for prospective applicants - please attend information sessions scheduled once each academic year. Due to time constraints and the large influx of questions, all inquiries requesting a meeting with a department advisor and/or a tour will be referred back to this website.

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) thas 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.

    Feel free to gather as much information as you can about our program by exploring this website. Answers to many of your questions can be found on this pages and will be a good preparation for discussions we will have during the October Prospective Student Information Session.


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    Department of Speech-Language & Audiology Office - Email:

    Ms. Joanne Johnson
    Voice 212 481 4467
    Fax: 212 481 4458
    For department inquiries, E-mail:
    or clinic inquiries,

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 12-5 pm

    Office Location:
    Room 900 (West Building)
    425 East 25th Street
    New York, NY 10010

    Program's Speech & Hearing Clinic

    Please email inquiries about our clinic to 
    For department/program inquiries, E-mail:

    Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders
    N133 (North Building)
    425 East 25th Street
    New York, NY 10010 

    Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

    Clinic phone: 212 481 4464
    Clinic fax: 212 481 3029 

    Clinic Appointments

    Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Services
    Voice: 212 481 4464
    Fax: 212 481 3029

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