Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Prepare for a fulfilling career making a difference in the lives of children and adults with communication disorders.

Why Earn an MA in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology?

A master’s degree in communication disorders will prepare you for a career as a speech-language pathologist, working with clients across the lifespan in hospital settings, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, preschools, early intervention agencies or in school districts. Therapy work focuses on improving speech, language, literacy and feeding/swallowing skills.

Why Study Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology at Adelphi?

  • In this full-time program, explore a variety of learning, clinical and research opportunities in small, personalized classes with individualized attention. We offer classes in three cohorts: Garden City weekday for 15-week semesters and Garden City Sunday and Manhattan Sunday, both for eight-week cycles.
  • Work with academic and clinical faculty relentlessly dedicated to student success in a program with proven, innovative leadership in diversity and inclusion.
  • Bring research into practice through programs at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders, a not-for-profit, full-service speech, language and hearing center.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our graduate students are working or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Life while I was in grad school was challenging because I was trying to balance a full-time job while attending a full-time graduate program on the weekends. The fact that classes were small and everyone knew one another eased the stress because we were like family and supported one another in our journey. In addition, the professors were always willing to help and encourage you throughout your education and beyond. Adelphi was a perfect fit for me and instrumental in my preparation for and subsequent success as an SLP.

Elisabel Chang, ’15 MA in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology student

Certification Information

Our program provides the opportunity to work toward one or more of the following certifications to expand your career opportunities:

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our students benefit from the opportunity to gain critical hands-on experience at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders. You’ll help offer clinical services for the community in the areas of speech, language and hearing disorders, and you’ll be part of innovative group therapy programs for toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents and adults. Our students have also gained valuable experience in internships at many organizations, including:

  • Northwell Health, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, St. Charles Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and VA (Veteran’s Affairs) hospitals in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties
  • Rehabilitation centers such as Triboro Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing and Transitions of Long Island
  • Over 75 schools in all five boroughs of New York City, along with school districts and special education preschools in Nassau and Suffolk counties, New Jersey townships and Westchester County
  • Private practice and agencies such as North Shore Speech-Language Associates, KIDZ Therapy Services and City Sounds of NY

Our Research Labs

Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects in one of our seven research labs focused on speech-language pathology and communication disorders.


On March 2, 2020, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Center for Research. But students and faculty eager to use the center would have to wait because the campus closed for the remainder of the spring semester due to COVID-19.

Program Info

Application Requirements & Deadlines

The application deadline for admission is February 15. To apply for this program, submit the following:

  • Application submitted through CSDCAS and $50 Adelphi application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Final transcript stating bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE exam results
  • Essay
  • Résumé
  • YouTube video recommended
COVID-19 GRE Information: We are currently offering conditional admission to qualified applicants who cannot take the GRE before the deadline due to postponed testing in their region. Students who are conditionally admitted to the University must submit the official score report prior to their semester start date. ETS has moved the GRE exam to be accessed and taken remotely for prospective test-takers in select areas. We encourage you to review for the most up to date information.

Awards & Recognition

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