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About the department (aka, COMSC)

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (COMSC), its offices, clinic and classes, are housed at Hunter College's East 25th Street campus known as the Brookdale Health Sciences Campus in Manhattan.

The curriculum is designed as a full-time residential program (meaning that the majority of classes are in-person) to be completed in two years including summers. Degrees must be completed within five years after commencing classes. The first year curriculum requires participation in daytime class and clinic/practicum attendance. The second year requires daytime participation in practicum as well as late afternoon and evening classes. There are no weekend classes or weekend externships. The curriculum is "step-locked" meaning that students must complete the courses in the sequence offered.

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. Hunter College is listed as CUNY, Hunter College

MS degree in Communication Sciences - Student Achievement Data

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) (68 credits) curriculum prepares individuals to become speech-language pathologists working in hospitals, rehabilitative centers, college or university clinics, health-care agencies, specialized clinical settings, or private practice and prepares students for professional practices in preschools, elementary and secondary schools, and early-intervention developmental centers. Successful completion of the SLP curriculum prepares students to meet the academic and clinical requirements to apply for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Professional Certification and New York State Licensure.

3 Year Student Outcome Data Academic Yr: 2020-21 Academic Yr: 2021-22 Academic Yr: 2022-23
Program Completion Rate
(the number and percentage of students completing the program within the program’s published time frame) 
PRAXIS Exam Pass Rate
(test-takers who pass the Praxis® Subject Assessment examination) 
100% 100% 100%
Emploment Rate
(program graduates employed in the SLP profession or pursuing further education in the profession within 1 year of graduation; the program voluntarily offers this information  as it is no longer required by the CAA)
98% 99% 100%

Statement on Diversity and Compliance
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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. Questions or concerns may be forwarded to the Office of Diversity and Compliance.

Dean John T. Rose is the College’s Dean for Diversity and Compliance, Title IX Coordinator, and Coordinator of the Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committee.

The Office of Diversity and Compliance supports and enhances Hunter College's commitment to diversity, providing expert advice and leadership to departments, faculty and staff in their efforts to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and ensure an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Office of Diversity and Compliance

The entire Brookdale campus, inclusive of department offices and the clinic, has wheelchair access throughout its complex (buildings and to the street).

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