Communication Sciences and Disorders

M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology


Imagine the satisfaction of helping a child overcome chronic stuttering or assisting a stroke patient to improve overall speech intelligibility and communication skills. With the specialized, advanced training provided by the 58-credit Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology you will be equipped for a career diagnosing and treating a wide range of speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders. 

Courses examine all facets of the field, including: voice, stuttering, motor speech and swallowing disorders; aural rehabilitation; language impairments and neurogenic communication disorders through the lifespan. Central to your training will be 4 clinical practica: the first two in the on- campus clinic, the 3rd in a school setting, and the 4th in a hospital, rehabilitation center or other adult facility. If the student follows their plan to study as initially established, attends full time and satisfactorily completes all classes, the program is usually completed in two to 2 1/2 years inclusive of summers.


The master’s education program in speech- language pathology at LIU Post is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville MD 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700. As a prerequisite for admittance, and undergraduate degree in a communication sciences and disorders is preferred, but a background in another area will be considered. In addition to ASHA certification, the program meets the requirements for New York State licensure and New York State teacher certification.

All applicants to the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program must complete the Common Application at CSDCAS. 


CSDCAS Applicant Portal Linkhttps://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Admission is for the fall semester only.  The LIU Post CSDCAS Deadline is February 1. Applicants must have a complete application by the deadline date posted. A complete application requires that the application is e-submitted and all transcripts, and payments, have been received by CSDCAS. Documents should be sent to CSDCAS several weeks prior to the deadline date to ensure all items arrive on time. 

CSDCAS Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 617-612-2030
Email: csdcasinfo@csdcas.org
Address (All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below):

CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471

Note: CSDCAS posts Frequently Asked Questions on the applicant portal, which can be accessed even before an application is created. Please read the FAQs before submitting your application.


Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology will complete the Common Application at CSDCAS. 

CSDCAS Applicant Portal Link

CSDCAS Customer Service Information 

CSDCAS Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 617-612-2030
Email: csdcasinfo@csdcas.org
Address (All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below):
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471

Admission is for the fall semester only.  The LIU Post CSDCAS Deadline in February 1.  Applicants must have a complete application by the deadline date posted. A complete application requires that the application is e-submitted and all transcripts, and payments, have been received by CSDCAS. Documents should be sent to CSDCAS several weeks prior to the deadline date to ensure all items arrive on time. 
Visit the Submitting an Application for Admission page for additional information.

Candidates for the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology must have completed the following prerequisites:

SPE 51 Phonetics of English 3
SPE 63 Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition 3
SPE 82 Introduction to Speech Science 3
SPE 84 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism 3
SPE 90 Introduction to Audiology 3
SPE 580 Introduction to Speech Language Pathology 4
EDU 15A Psychological Perspectives: Teaching and Learning 
or
EDU700A Psychological Foundations of Education
3
EDU 14 Historical, Philosophical, and Sociological Foundations of Education 
or
EDU 700B Social Foundations of American Education
3
EDU 703 Child Development 3

Each applicant’s academic background and training will be evaluated to determine if he or she needs to complete any prerequisite courses. Prerequisite work will not count toward the 58-credit master’s degree requirements. For admission to the program, an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders is preferred, but a background in other areas will be considered along with prerequisite work required before the master’s program.
Admission is restricted and requires a general undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and a 3.0 average in the major area.
The program requires completion of at least 58 master’s-level credits. The degree candidate selects either a thesis (additional 3 credits) or comprehensive examination option to complete.
During the four-semester sequence of clinical practica, students will not be able to work full-time. These courses require a minimum of two days per week and may be a full-time commitment.


CONTACT

College of Education, Information, and Technology
Dr. Albert Inserra, Dean
516-299-2210

post-educate@liu.edu