Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology

Application Deadline

June 25th, 2021

Program Description

The Katz School in Science and Health Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology is the first choice for anyone considering a career in the field of speech therapy. This 66-credit graduate degree takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating speech, language, and communication cases. Through our hands-on curriculum, you will engage in clinical fieldwork and practical hands-on experience under the guidance of faculty, supervisors, and mentors.

Successful completion of the program prepares you to meet the academic and clinical requirements to apply for certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and state licensure.

Graduates of this unique program enjoy a long list of career choices including assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) mandates applicants have taken both general and speech-related prerequisite coursework.

The general requirement includes at least one course in each of the following areas with a final grade of a B or better:

  • Biology – 3 credits
  • Physical Science: Chemistry or Physics – 3 credits
  • Statistics – 3 credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science- 3 credits

In addition, there are five speech-related prerequisite courses:

  • Intro to SLP – 3 credits
  • Phonetics – 3 credits
  • Audiology – 3 credits
  • Speech Science – 3 credits

Students must also complete and provide proof of completion of 25 observation hours signed by a licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist.

The Sara Schenirer BA in Psychology with SLP prerequisites is tailored to help you meet all the prerequisite requirements. Information on that program can be found here.

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FAQ

The Katz School of Science and Health Master of Speech-Language Pathology program is a unique and rigorous graduate program designed for a student who wishes to enter the field of speech therapy. This 66-credit graduate degree takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating speech, language, and communication cases. Through our hands-on curriculum, you will engage in clinical fieldwork and practical hands-on experience under the guidance of faculty, supervisors, and mentors.

We are proud to have partnered with Katz School of Science and Health, a prestigious college featuring one of the few SLP programs in the country specializing in the medical aspects of speech pathology. Founded as part of Yeshiva University, The Katz School of Science and Health is an academic powerhouse in the heart of New York City. Yeshiva University is a US News and World Report Top 100 university. Forbes ranks Yeshiva University as a Top 100 university in the United States, Top 50 in the Northeast, and 57th among research universities nationwide.
Successful completion of the program prepares you to meet the academic and clinical requirements to apply for certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and state licensure.
Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat, and help prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages, the number of patients with health conditions that can cause speech or language impairments, such as strokes or dementia, will continue to rise. This makes speech-language pathology an important—and stable—career path with a long future. Salaries for speech-language pathologists in NYC start around $60-70K for entry-level recent graduates and increase to $80-95K after 3-4 years of experience.

This degree can be completed in just five semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, = 20 months).

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
• Minimum undergraduate 3.5 GPA
• Successful completion of prerequisite courses

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) mandates applicants have taken both general and speech-related prerequisite coursework.
The general requirement includes at least one course in each of the following areas with a final
grade of a B or better:
• Biology – 3 credits
• Physical Science: Chemistry or Physics – 3 credits
• Statistics – 3 credits
• Social/Behavioral Science- 3 credits
In addition, there are five speech-related prerequisite courses:
• Intro to SLP – 3 credits
• Phonetics – 3 credits
• Audiology – 3 credits
• Speech Science – 3 credits
Students must also complete and provide proof of completion of 25 observation hours signed by a licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist.

Yes. Our BA in Psychology with SLP prerequisites is tailored to help you meet all the prerequisite requirements. Information on that program can be found on our website or by email at information@sarasch.com.

Yes. So long as they meet the ASHA requirements, they may be accepted provided students earn a grade of B or higher.

The program is currently entirely live-online.

Fall 2021 – Daytime – Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Spring 2022 – Daytime – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thursdays and Fridays are for clinical education.
Some clinical education opportunities can also take place on Sundays.
Summer 2022 – Evenings (Clinical education is performed during the day.)
Fall 2022 – Evenings (Clinical education is performed during the day.)
Spring 2023 – Daytime -Tuesday, and Wednesday. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays are for clinical education.

Fieldwork is an integral component of a successful Speech-Language Pathology program. Students will minimally complete 400 of clinical contact hours starting in the second semester of the program. Students may have the opportunity to earn clinical contact hours in the following settings: schools, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, specialty clinics, evaluations centers and hospitals.

• The Katz SLP program’s coursework prepares graduates to work in both medical and educational settings (schools, hospitals, rehab centers, clinics, private practice, community organizations, telehealth) upon graduation. Our students can also work with patients of any age (pediatrics through geriatrics) with a range of disorders in a wide array of settings.
• Our central New York City location means students have a wide range of externship placements. We have a robust virtual telehealth clinic serving the greater New York population with complimentary therapeutic services.

FALL 2021
Orientation – Week of Aug. 30, 2021
Classes begin Mon. Oct. 4, 2021
Semester concludes Dec. 20, 2021

SPRING 2022
Classes begin Tue. Jan. 18, 2022
Pesach break – April 13-24
Semester concludes May 5, 2022

SUMMER 2022
Classes begin Mon., May 30, 2022
Semester concludes Aug. 1, 2022

Tuition is $1300 per credit. Fees: $240 plus $100 per lab The program is a total of 66 credits.

At the graduate level, the only aid available is in the form of loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The Katz School’s FAFSA school code is 002903.
Katz School offers a ten-month payment-plan option.
Additionally, there are several scholarships open to Jewish graduate students that students are encouraged to apply for:

Rose Biller Scholarship Fund – The Rose Biller Scholarship Fund is open to Jewish residents of NYC’s five boroughs, Westchester, and Long Island with financial need. It provides scholarships to Jewish men and women with significant economic need attending undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.
Helen B and Lewis E Goldstein Scholarship Fund – This fund is open to Jewish full-time students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school in the United States.
Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund – The Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund provides interest-free loans to aid Jewish undergraduate and graduate college students who exhibit exceptional academic achievement and face financial difficulties pursuing a higher education. These loans must be repaid within ten years of graduation or termination of studies.

The Katz School prides itself on offering superior education and student support in a culturally sensitive environment. They are very understanding of the unique requirements and religious sensitivities of students who attend through Sara Schenirer and have worked diligently to provide an environment suitable for a Bas Yisroel while meeting all academic standards.
For students and parents alike, the world of college and degrees can be confusing, costly, and difficult to navigate. We pride ourselves on our high-quality educational partners who offer an accredited degree, uncompromised environment, and first-rate faculty at affordable prices. We complement that by providing exceptional warmth and support to every single student at Sara Schenirer, and we work diligently to offer personal guidance to each student to ensure their success and timely graduation. Most of all, we operate under guidelines set for us by prominent rabbonim with whom we regularly consult to ensure conformance with Torah standards.

To apply, please email information@sarasch.com to request an application.
Applicants will be asked to submit an:
• Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript
• Resume
• GRE (optional but preferred)
• Personal statement demonstrating a commitment to contribute to and
complete the program
• Two letters of recommendation
• Personal photograph
Upon receipt of your application, students will be contacted to arrange an interview to continue the admissions process. Applicants who live outside the tri-state area will be interviewed utilizing our online teleconferencing technology.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office 718-633-8557 ext. 37, or email information@sarasch.com, and as always, we will be happy to assist you further.

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Course Listing

Semester 1: Fall

• Intro to Clinical Speech Language Pathology (1 credit)
• Professional Issues/Topics in Speech Language Pathology: Level 1 (1 credit)
• Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Vocal Mechanism (2 credits)
• Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Vocal Mechanism Lab (2 credits)
• Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (3 credits)
• Child Language Development and Usage (3 credits)
• Audiology for Speech Language Pathology (2 credits)
• Audiology for Speech Language Pathology Lab (2 credits)

Semester 2: Spring

• Clinical Externship in Speech Language Pathology: Level 1 (1 credit)
• Diagnostic Methods in Speech Language Pathology (2 credits)
• Neuromotor Speech Disorders (3 credits)
• Voice Disorders (3 credits)
• Geriatric Dysphagia and Airway Management (3 credits)
• Child Language Disorders (3 credits)

Semester 3: Summer – Live online instruction

• Clinical Externship in Speech Language Pathology: Level 2 – Full-time (1 credit)
• Role of SLP in Schools (Optional Elective) (3 credits)
• Syndromes and Craniofacial Anomalies (3 credits)
• Pediatric Swallow and Airway Management (2 credits)
• Research Methods and Clinical Assessment of Literature (3 credits)

Semester 4: Fall - Live online instruction

• Professional Issues/Topics in Speech Language Pathology: Level 2 (1 credit)
• Clinical Externship in Speech Language Pathology: Level 3 – Full-time (1 credit)
• Communicating with Patients and Families (3 credits)
• Aphasia Rehabilitation (3 credits)
• Cognitive and Higher-Level Language Disorders (3 credits)
• Alaryngeal Speech and Management of Head/Neck Cancer (2 credits)

Semester 5: Spring

• Professional Issues/Topics in Speech Language Pathology: Level 3 (1 credit)
• Clinical Externship in Speech Language Pathology: Level 4 (1 credit)
• Master Clinician Observations (1 credit)
• Capstone Project (1 credit)
• Stuttering and Related Fluency Disorders (3 credits)
• Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3 credits)
• Speech-Language for the Hearing Impaired (3 credits)

Career Paths

Where Can You Work?

Schools

Hospitals

Rehab Centers

Clinics

Private Practice

Community Organizations

Telehealth

$60K - $70K

avg. annual entry level salary for SLP in NYC

$80K - $95K

avg. annual salary with 3-4 yrs. exp. in NYC

27%

Job Growth in SLP employment through 2028

At the graduate level, the only aid available is in the form of loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The Katz School’s FAFSA school code is 002903.

Katz School offers a ten-month payment-plan option.

Additionally, there are several scholarships open to Jewish graduate students that students are encouraged to apply for:

  • Rose Biller Scholarship Fund – The Rose Biller Scholarship Fund is open to Jewish residents of NYC’s five boroughs, Westchester, and Long Island with financial need. It provides scholarships to Jewish men and women with significant economic need attending undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.
  • Helen B and Lewis E Goldstein Scholarship Fund – This fund is open to Jewish full-time students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school in the United States.
  • Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund – The Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund provides interest-free loans to aid Jewish undergraduate and graduate college students who
    exhibit exceptional academic achievement and face financial difficulties pursuing a higher education. These loans must be repaid within ten years of graduation or termination of studies.

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