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MA in Speech-Language Pathology

ISC - Long Island University, Post, United States


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,108

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 11% scholarship
Imagine the satisfaction of helping a child say his/her first words to his/her family or caregiver, or assisting an adult stroke patient to communicate with his family and friends.
With the specialized, advanced training provided by the 58-credit Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology you will be equipped for a career diagnosing and treating a wide range of speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.

The Master of Arts program in speech-language pathology at LIU Post is designed to mentor and educate students to become competent, caring, qualified and accountable speech-language pathologists who in turn will be well equipped to serve clients in a culturally and linguistically diverse society. Our goal is to provide students with a comprehensive program, built upon a sound theoretical foundation in speech, language and hearing sciences, in which clinical skill development is integrated. Educational and clinical experiences will be guided by a strong adherence to evidence based practice. Strong clinical reasoning, decision making, and communication skills will be developed through training and supervised practice. Students will be required to demonstrate high standards of competency and ethical conduct within the scope of professional practice. An important element in our training of MA candidates includes inter-professional educational opportunities where students can learn from and work closely with other disciplines. Simulated experiences at our state of the art Simlab and with computerized simulators assists students to be prepared for clinical interaction and to practice their skills. We seek to guide our students through the program by providing advisement, instruction, as well as clinical and intellectual challenges. Our program goals are both formative and summative in accordance with standards of our professional accrediting organization, the Counsel of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Upon completion of the program our students will be prepared to function in our pluralistic society as speech-language pathologists working alongside allied health professionals and educators in a variety of settings serving the needs of children and adults throughout the lifespan. In terms of employment, our graduates have enjoyed a high employment rate in a variety of pediatric and adult sites on Long Island, New York City and across the country.

Courses examine all facets of the field, including: Articulation/speech sound disorders, fluency, voice and resonance, language and literacy, hearing, feeding and swallowing, cognitive aspects of communication, social aspects of communication and augmentative and assistive communication across the lifespan. Central to your training will be 5 clinical practica: a pre-clinic experience, two in the on- campus clinic, the 3rd in a school-related setting, and the 4th preferably in a hospital, rehabilitation center or other adult facility. If the student follows their plan to study as initially established, attends full time and satisfactorily completes all classes, the program is usually completed in two to 2 1/2 years inclusive of summers.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry requirements

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 or 85 (varies by program)
  • IELTS 6.0 (School of Pharmacy)
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 90 (Post) 100 - 105(Brooklyn)
  • GPA: 2.0 – 2.5

English Language Institute

  • TOEFL (iBT) 56 - 78
  • IELTS 5.5 – 6 Overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45 - 57
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English Under 90 (Post) Under 100 (Brooklyn)
  • GPA: 2.5 – 3.0

Course Descriptions

  • SPE 601 Neuroanatomy 3 Credits
  • SPE 610 Speech Science 3 Credits
  • SPE 620 Clinical Methods and Focused Observation in Speech-Language Pathology 1 credit
  • SPE 625 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology I 2 Credits
  • SPE 626 Practicum in Diagnostic Evaluation of Communication Disorders 1 Credit
  • SPE 627 Lab Experience in Audiology 1 Credit 
  • SPE 628 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology II 2 Credits
  • SPE 629 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology V (optional)
    1 to 3 Credits
  • SPE 630 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology VI (optional)
    1-3 Credits
  • SPE 631 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology IV 3 Credits
  • SPE 632/EDU 925 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology III 3 Credits
  • SPE 633 Diagnostic Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology 3 Credits
  • SPE 634 PASS: Practical Applications for School-Based Speech Language 
    3 credits
  • SPE 680 Swallowing Disorders in Children and Adults 3 Credits
  • SPE 682 Voice Disorders 3 Credits
  • SPE 684 Stuttering 3 Credits
  • SPE 685 Aphasia and Related Disorders 3 Credits
  • SPE 687 Phonological and Articulation Disorders in Children 3 Credits
  • SPE 689 Child Language Disorders I 3 Credits
  • SPE 690 Child Language Disorders II 3 Credits
  • SPE 691 Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults 3 Credits
  • SPE 692 Aural Rehabilitation 3 Credits
  • SPE 700 Independent Study in Speech-Language Pathology (Optional)
  • SPE 707 Research Problems in Speech-Language Pathology 3 Credits
  • SPE 708 Thesis Seminar (Optional) 
    3 Credits

  • Electives: 
  • SPE 681 Language Disorders in Autism and Severe Developmental Disabilities
    3 Credits
  • SPE 694 Communication-Based Intervention for Infants and Toddlers 3 Credits



Direct Admission (2 semesters - Varies by program) $23,382 - $27,108 

Estimated Room, Board & Fees $16,266 - $19,614 

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