Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.Ed.)
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
- A minimum of 25 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in speech-language pathology that includes courses related to the normal development of speech, language, and hearing processes; courses related to disordered speech, language, and hearing; and courses related to the speech and hearing sciences. Students with an undergraduate degree in a different discipline may apply directly to the master’s program. In this situation, the student will be required to complete preparatory “make up” courses in our undergraduate program prior to beginning graduate coursework and clinical practica. The specific courses that will be needed will be determined by the graduate program director, once the student has been admitted to the program. For ASHA Certification and New York State Teacher Certification, the following courses are also required. If they were not taken at the undergraduate level, they will be added to the graduate program:
- 3 credits in a biological science
- 3 credits in the physical sciences
- 3 credits in statistics
- 3 credits in the social and behavioral sciences
- SPF 202 Child Development and Education
SPF 302 Educational Psychology: Elementary Education
EXE 100 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs
SLP 401 Aural Rehabilitation
SLP 424 Speech-Language Pathology Programs in Schools
- Three letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s potential as a graduate student. For students with an undergraduate major in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders, two of the letters must come from faculty in the major. For students from other majors, two of the letters must come from faculty in the major.
- A writing sample.
Applicants must apply by January 15 for fall admission. No applications are typically accepted for a summer or spring admission.
The Speech-Language Pathology Department is currently participating in the Communication and Sciences Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To apply to the graduate program in speech-language pathology students must submit application to the SUNY Buffalo State Graduate School and apply online using the CSDCAS application.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
|Required Courses (38 credit hours) 1|
|SLP 501||CLINICAL METHODS||2|
|SLP 511||NEURAL PROCESSES OF COMMUNICATION||3|
|SLP 516||DIAGNOSTIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES||2|
|SLP 518||EXTENDED APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS||1|
|SLP 541||LANGUAGE DISORDERS: BIRTH TO AGE 5||3|
|SLP 580||RESEARCH METHODS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY||2|
|SLP 605||CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CLINICAL INTERACTIONS: FAMILIES AND CULTURE||2|
|SLP 606||FLUENCY DISORDERS||3|
|SLP 607||DYSPHAGIA ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN||2|
|SLP 608||NEUROMOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN||3|
|SLP 609||DISORDERS OF VOICE AND RESONANCE||3|
|SLP 610||EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS||3|
|SLP 621||AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION||3|
|SLP 622||LANGUAGE DISORDERS OF SCHOOL-AGED INDIVIDUALS||3|
|SLP 623||ACQUIRED LANGUAGE DISORDERS||3|
|SLP 625||ADVANCED TOPICS AND ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS 2||3|
|Practicum (19 credit hours) 1|
|SLP 505||GRADUATE PRACTICUM IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING||6|
|SLP 515||CLINICAL PRACTICUM||1-8|
|SLP 611||EXTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS||3-12|
|Master's Project or Master's Thesis (3-6 credit hours) 1|
|SLP 690||MASTER'S PROJECT||3-6|
|or SLP 695||MASTER'S THESIS|
|Comprehensive Examination (0 credit hours)|
|Students who elect to take the comprehension examination must enroll in SLP 625||0|
|Total Credit Hours||57-60|
Selected under advisement.
Students who elect to take the comprehension examination must enroll in SLP 625.