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Admission Requirements and Procedures

Prerequisite Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Program in SLP is on a selective basis. Requirements are as follows:
  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in Speech from a regionally accredited institution OR
  • A baccalaureate degree in a related field, provided the following prerequisites have been completed (numbers shown in parentheses are for undergraduate courses offered in Touro's Lander Colleges of Arts and Sciences - descriptions may be found in their catalog, either in print or online at www.touro.edu):
    • Phonetics (COC 208)
    • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech (COC 209)
    • Normal Speech and Language Development (COC 210)
    • Speech and Hearing Science (COC 308)
    • Audiology (COC 309)
    • Communication Disorders (COC 310)
    • Speech Pathology/Rehabilitation (COC 401)
  • In addition, basic coursework in the behavioral, biological and physical sciences, as well as a course in statistics, are required.
  • Highly recommended:
    • Course in Psycholinguistics
    • Course in Speech of the Hearing Impaired
Other requirements include:
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0. Applicants should arrange to have official transcripts submitted directly to the Office of Admissions from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • An official score report for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test
  • Three letters of reference from professors and/or employers. Two of the letters must come from college instructors who are Speech-Language Pathologists.
  • A personal statement
  • A personal interview and a writing sample (may be required)
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 550 (paper format), 213 (computer format).

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 12 credits may be transferred from an accredited graduate program. The acceptance of courses is at the program's discretion. Please see the School of Health Sciences Bulletin for further information on Transfer Credits

Application Forms

Fall 2016:
The application deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year is February 5, 2016. Applications received after February 5 must be accompanied by a $75 fee (vs.$50 pre-deadline), and will be considered (1) only after all regular applications have been reviewed and (2) if places in the entering class are still available.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 1602 Avenue J, 718-252-7800 extension 299, email: admissions.speech@touro.edu