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How to apply to Hunter College for the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology

Please be aware that February 1 is the annual deadline for department admissions applications.

Application Process described here is the application for matriculation into the master of science curriculum in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. An applicant must satisfy all matriculate admissions requirements and be admitted to the department's degree program to take courses. The more advanced 700-level courses are only open to individuals who have been admitted as matriculated students.

After you have gone through these department pages and you have questions about the admissions process, you may contact the department's chair of Admissions Committee, Dr. Don Vogel.

Deadlines for matriculate (degree) applications are listed here.

Course Requirements to Matriculate are discussed in this section. Applicants are advised to carefully review pre-requisite course requirements to ensure applications are complete.

Download this worksheet to help you track the pre-requisite courses you need to apply to the Speech-Language Pathology Master's of Science curriculum in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. Note: when completing the ApplyYourself admissions application, you will be asked to enter the information from the worksheet on the ApplyYourself application. The worksheet cannot be uploaded so you must enter the data as requested on the application. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application and will be rejected


It is anticipated that the following 12 credits will not be required for Fall 2023 matriculation. 


3 credits: Arts

3 credits: US History/Political Science

3 credits: English Literature

3 credits: non-English language 

When filling out the admissions worksheet, please leave these courses blank. (Please note, the other 3 credits of English writing remain an ASHA requirement and must be entered on the admissions worksheet.)

Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have completed all or part of their post-secondary education in a country where English is not the native language must possess the ability to read English with ease, understand rapid idiomatic English as used in lectures and group discussions and express thoughts quickly and efficiently in spoken as well as written English. Admission is offered only to those students who are fully prepared in English as demonstrated in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirement is determined by your academic background and is not affected by your US legal status (US citizenship or US permanent residency do not exempt you from the TOEFL requirement)

The following TOEFL minimum scores must be obtained:

Paper Based Test: 550
Computer Administered Test: 213
Internet-based Test: 60 (less speaking component)

Paper Based Test: 4.5
IBT Writing Section: 22

Paper Based Test: 45
IBT Speaking Section: 23

For more information, see the Graduate Admissions page.

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Ms. Joanne Johnson
Voice 212 481 4467
Fax: 212 481 4458
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Office Location:
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New York, NY 10010 

Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

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

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