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Speech-Language Pathology School Requirements

Course Requirements for Selected Speech-Language Pathology Schools

Hunter College

Hunter College

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: GRE required

Prerequisite Coursework:

Communication Sciences

  • 3 Credits in Introduction to Language Science
  • 3 Credits in Phonetics of American English
  • 3 Credits in Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • 3 Credits in Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
  • 3 Credits in Introduction to Audiology

Arts & Sciences

  • 3 Credits in Biological Science
  • 3 credits in Physical science
  • 3 Credits in Statistics
  • 6 Credits in Social Science
  • 3 Credits in English Writing

Required Application:

  • Hunter College Online Application

Website: https://www.hunter.cuny.edu/graduateadmissions/program-requirements/comsc


Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: GRE required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Acoustics of Speech
  • Language and Hearing
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech
  • Language and Hearing Mechanism
  • Speech and Language Acquisition
  • Audiology
  • Phonetics
  • Statistics
  • Nature of Speech and Language Disorders

Required Application:

  • n/a

Website: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/socialsciences/departments/
communication_sciences/graduate/program_details.php?major=378&div=G&dept_code=90&dept_id=100&mode=data#378


Lehman College

Lehman College

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: GRE required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Language Acquisition
  • Articulatory Phonetics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Speech & Hearing Science
  • Speech Path I Functional Disorders
  • Speech Path II Organic Disorders
  • Introduction to Audiology

Recommended Coursework:

  • Statistical Methods in Psychology OR Introduction to Statistics
  • General Psychology OR Fundamentals of Sociology OR Sociology of the Family
  • Human Biology
  • Sound, Speech, and Music

Required Application:

  • Lehman College Online Application

Website: https://www.lehman.edu/academics/health-human-services-nursing/speech-language-hearing-sciences/info-prospective-students.php


Queens College

Queens College

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: GRE required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 3 Credits in the Biological Sciences
  • 3 Credits in the Physical Sciences
  • 3 Credits in Statistics
  • 6 Credits in the Behavioral OR Social Sciences
  • 3 Credits in Child Development
  • 3 Credits in Phonetics
  • 3 Credits in Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Language
  • 3 Credits in Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • 3 Credits in Language Acquisition
  • 3 Credits in Audiology
  • Two Courses in Communication Disorders in Children and Adult
  • One Course in Linguistics/Language

Required Application:

  • Queens College Online Application

Website: https://www.qc.cuny.edu/academics/lcd/ma-slp/


Teachers College, Columbia University

Teachers College, Columbia University

Minimum GPA: N/A
Admission Exam: GRE OR
MAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Anatomy
  • Audiology
  • Phonetics
  • Language Development
  • Speech Science

Required Application:

  • Online Degree Application

Website: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/biobehavioral-sciences/communication-sciences-and-disorders/degrees--requirements/communication-sciences-
and-disorders-ms-initial/


The School of Health Sciences of Touro College

The School of Health Sciences of Touro College

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: GRE (Recommended)

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
  • Normal Speech and Language Development
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Audiology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Speech Pathology/Rehabilitation
  • Basic coursework in Behavioral Science
  • Basic coursework in Biological Science
  • Basic coursework in Physical Science
  • Statistics

Recommended Coursework:

  • One Course in Psycholinguistics OR linguistics
  • One Course in Aural Rehabilitation

Required Application:

  • CSDCAS

Website: https://shs.touro.edu/programs/speech-language-pathology/admissions/


New York University|Steinhardt Speech@NYU

New York University|Steinhardt Speech@NYU

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: GRE NOT Required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Swallow Mechanism
  • Neurological Bases of Cognition, Behavior, and Communication
  • Introduction to Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation
  • Phonetics
  • Science of Language
  • Language Development and Disorders in Children
  • Speech Development and Disorders

Required Application:

  • Speech@NYU Application

Website: https://speech.steinhardt.nyu.edu/admissions/application-requirements/


St. John's University|Speech-Language Pathology,
Master of Arts

St. Johns University

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: GRE

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech System
  • Language Acquisition
  • Hearing Science OR Speech Science
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • One Course in any Speech/Language/Swallowing Disorder Area
  • 3 Credits in Statistics
  • 3 Credits in Biological Sciences
  • 3 credits in Physics OR Chemistry
  • 6 Credits in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Required Application:

  • CSDCAS

Website: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/speech-language-pathology-master-arts


Hofstra University|MA in Speech-Language Pathology

Hofstra University

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: N/A

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • Normal Language Development
  • Introduction to Speech Science
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Clinical Methods in Speech and Language Disorders
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • 3 Credits in Artistic Expression/Humanities
  • 3 Credits in Communication
  • 3 Credits in History/Social Science
  • 3 Credits in a Language other than English
  • 0-3 Credits in Information Retrieval
  • 3 Credits in Scientific Processes
  • 3 Credits in Mathematical Processes
  • 6 Credits in Literature, Analysis and Written Expression

Required Application:

  • Hofstra Graduate Application

Website: https://www.hofstra.edu/speech-language-hearing-sciences/speech-language-pathology-admission.html


Adelphi University|M.S.: Speech-Language Pathology

Adelphi University

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Admission Exam: GRE
NOT Required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Sound and Auditory Mechanism
  • Anatomy & Physiology of The Speech Mechanism
  • Phonetics
  • Clinical Audiology
  • Dev of Speech & Language OR Speech & Language Development
  • Survey of Dev Language Disorders OR Survey of Speech Disorders OR
    Survey of Acquired Neurogenic
    Speech Disorders

Required Application:

  • CSDCAS

Website: http://catalog.adelphi.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=27&poid=13087&_gl=1*
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The list of Hunter College Courses is meant as a catalogue of courses in selecting appropriate and corresponding courses to an allied health professions school's admissions requirements. This catalogue of courses is not meant to detail pre-requisites for admission to all health professions schools. Again, this catalogue of courses is listed to assist students in their course planning.

Course Pre-Requirements for each individual school are listed within the school's text box; students may refer to the individual school's requirements and compare to the corresponding Hunter College course.

disclaimer: This information is an overview and should in NO WAY substitute for personally reviewing requirements for each school.

Corresponding Science Courses for the
Health Professions at Hunter College:

  • BIOL 100 General Biology I (with Lab) (spring and summer)
  • BIOL 102 General Biology II (with Lab) (fall)
  • BIOL 120 Anatomy and Physiology I (fall)
  • BIOL 122 Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab) (spring)
  • BIOL 203 Genetics (spring)
  • BIOL 230 Microbiology (spring)
  • BIOL 270 Intro to Neuroscience (fall)
  • BIOL 300 or CHEM 376 Biochemistry

  • CHEM 102 General Chemistry I Lecture
  • CHEM 104 General Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHEM 106 General Chemistry Lab I and II
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry I Lecture
  • CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • PHYS 110 General Physics I (with Lab)
  • PHYS 120 General Physics II (with Lab)

  • MATH 150 Calculus I
  • MATH 155 Calculus II
  • STAT 213 Statistics

  • ENGL 120 Expository Writing
  • ENGL 220 Introduction to Writing about Literature (or any writing-intensive course)
  • Medical Terminology—no corresponding course at Hunter. You must ePermit the course.

Social Science Courses

  • ECO 100 Introduction to Economics
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology (or introduction to any of the behavioral sciences)
  • PSYCH 150 Developmental: The Development of the Life Span (or introduction to any of the behavioral sciences)
  • Public Speaking—any course where you are required to give classroom presentations
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