Speech-Language Pathology M.S.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SLP-501 Neurology and Physiology 3
SLP-503 Child Language Disorders 3
SLP-504 Articulation and Phonology 3
SLP-530 Clinical Practicum 1 2
HAPH-608 Research Methods & Design 3
SLP-506 Acquired Language Disorders 3
SLP-601 Dysphagia 3
SLP-507 Professional Issues and Regulations 1
SLP-508 Language and Literacy 3
SLP-531 Clinical Practicum 2 2
SLP-602 Voice Disorders 3
SLP-603 Motor Speech Disorders 3
SLP-604 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3
SLP-630 Clinical Practicum 3 3
Second Year
SLP-509 Fluency 2
SLP-605 Cognitive Communication 2
SLP-606 Autism 2
SLP-611 Speech-Language Pathology Grand Rounds 2
SLP-631 Speech Language Pathology Internship 1 4
SLP-612 Speech-Language Pathology Culminating Experience 2
SLP-632 Speech Language Pathology Internship 2 4
 Total Credits56


HAPH-608Research Methods & Design3
SLP-501Neurology and Physiology3
SLP-503Child Language Disorders3
SLP-504Articulation and Phonology3
SLP-506Acquired Language Disorders3
SLP-507Professional Issues and Regulations1
SLP-508Language and Literacy3
SLP-530Clinical Practicum 12
SLP-531Clinical Practicum 22
SLP-602Voice Disorders3
SLP-603Motor Speech Disorders3
SLP-604Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
SLP-605Cognitive Communication2
SLP-611Speech-Language Pathology Grand Rounds2
SLP-612Speech-Language Pathology Culminating Experience2
SLP-630Clinical Practicum 33
SLP-631Speech Language Pathology Internship 14
SLP-632Speech Language Pathology Internship 24
Total Credits56

Requirements from CIM

Total Credits: 56

In addition to general university policies and regulations, which apply to all students, additional academic regulations of the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program include the following:

Academic Standing

Good Academic Standing  

Students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or above for the entire program.  

Grades Below B Policy  

Students who achieve a grade of B- or below in a course will need to retake the course or complete remediation as deemed appropriate by the program student progress committee.  

Academic Probation  

A student who has less than a 3.00 cumulative GPA at any time will be placed on academic probation for one semester. At the end of the probation semester, the student’s file is reviewed by the program's student progress committee. If the student’s cumulative GPA is a minimum of 3.00, the student is automatically removed from academic probation.  

If a student does not achieve a 3.00 GPA, the program student progress committee will continue the student on probation for one more semester. Appropriate referrals will be made for remediation, as necessary. If a minimum of 3.00 GPA is not then achieved after two consecutive semesters on academic probation, dismissal is automatic.  


Students will be dismissed from the SLP Program if they fail to remain in good academic standing after having been on academic probation during the immediate two preceding consecutive semesters of the program.  


To appeal a decision rendered by the School of Health Professions faculty/administration that has significant academic consequences, you must follow the appeal procedures which are available at https://www.dyu.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-appeal-procedure 

Ethical Practices  

Both student clinicians and fully certified clinicians are under a moral and professional obligation to conduct their professional affairs in an ethical fashion. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has developed a Code of Ethics for professionals in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. This code must be followed by all students. 

Requirements for Graduation

It is the policy of the Speech-Language Pathology program that students will complete all requirements of the University and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.  Students will receive a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology upon completion of the following:  

  • Fulfill Speech-Language Pathology course and program requirements 

  • Successfully complete all clinical practicum and internship experiences   

  • Meet all competencies set forth by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)

  • Meet required supervised clinical clock hours 

  • Complete the Culminating Experience (Critical Appraisal of a Topic)                                      

  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the university  

Admission Requirements

  • Completed and verified CSDCAS Application
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree prior to the start of coursework
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 system)
  • Prerequisite courses completed with a minimum grade of C. Courses can be in progress but must successfully be completed prior to the start of classes should acceptance be granted. 
    • Program prerequisite courses (3 credit hours minimum):
      • Child Language Acquisition
      • Phonetics/Phonological Development
      • Speech Science
      • Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing
      • Introduction to Audiology
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) prerequisite courses. ASHA requires the following prerequisite courses for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) prior to completion of the MS degree. More information can be found here.
      • Biological Science
      • Physical Science (Physics or Chemistry)
      • Statistics
      • Social Sciences and Behavioral Science
  • Resume/CV 
  • Students who have attended a school outside of the U.S. or Canada must submit a WES course-by-course evaluation to CSDCAS. Canadian students submit transcripts from the college/universities attended to CSDCAS. 

  • English Language Proficiency - students whose first language is not English and who have not completed four-years of higher education from a U.S or Canadian college/university must submit an official TOFEL score report (minimum score of 90). 

Optional Materials

  • Two letters of recommendation addressing leadership potential, ability to work with others and the ability to succeed in a professional academic setting
  • Personal Statement