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Speech Language Pathology

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Speech-Language Pathology is 68 credits and prepares students for professional practice in hospitals, healthcare agencies, general and specialized clinical settings, and private practices. 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.

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MS
Fall Application Deadline: February 1
Spring Application Deadline: Not Applicable
Program Director: Michelle Macroy-Higgins
Contact Information:


Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College - College & University Transcripts
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • Official score report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test
  • 15 credits of communication sciences and disorders prerequisite courses (a minimum grade point average of A- is expected) to include the following courses or the equivalents:
      • Introduction to Language Science
      • Phonetics of American English
      • Speech and Its Production (Anatomy & Physiology)
      • Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
      • Introduction to Audiology
  • ASHA requirements in the basic and applied sciences to include:
      • 3 credits in biological sciences
      • 3 credits in physical sciences
      • 3 credits in statistics
      • 6 credits in social sciences
      • 3 credits in English/writen expression
  •  Additional credits in liberal arts and sciences  (It is anticipated that the following 12 credits will not be required for Fall 2023 matriculation. Please leave these courses blank on the admissions worksheet/Supplemental section in the online application).
      • 3 credits in English Literature
      • 3 credits in the arts
      • 3 credits in a language other than English
      • 3 credits in U.S. history or U.S. political science
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional sources.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study in the desired specialization. In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • TOEFL:Interned Based Test (iBT): 80/Paper Based Test: 550/ Computer Administered Test: 213
      • IELTS: 6.5 Overall Band Score 

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Speech and Language Pathology Department's web site.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM

Friday 10AM - 3PM

*On 11/22, 12/13, 12/26, 12/27 and 12/28 all offices will close at 3:00PM

**Our office is currently assisting students and prospective applicants at the Welcome Center, Rm 100 North Building (located on the first floor-main Hunter College campus)

Please direct all inquiries via:

Telephone: (212) 396-6049


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