Information for Prospective Students
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology
Is the graduate program at Lehman accredited?
What are the requirements for consideration for admission into the graduate program?
Students applying to the graduate program must submit evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree, a minimum of two letters of reference, and a personal statement. Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0, both overall, and in their communication sciences and disorders major. For students whose major was in another discipline, a minimum GPA of 3.0 both overall and in prerequisite courses is required.
Note: These are minimum requirements. Admissions decisions are based on competitive review. Although not required for the M.A. degree, students must complete a minimum of one course in the following areas in order to qualify for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology:
- Statistics: PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology or MATH 132: Introduction to Statistics
- Social Sciences: PSY 166: General Psychology or SOC 166: Fundamentals of Sociology or SOC 227: Sociology of the Family
- Biological Sciences: BIO 183: Human Biology
- Physical Sciences: PHY 141: Sound, Speech, and Music
I didn't major in communication sciences and disorders as an undergraduate student. What prerequisite coursework is required for consideration for admission to the graduate program?
The following prerequisite courses (or their equivalent) are required for consideration for admission into the graduate program:
- SPV 221: Language Acquisition
- SPV 245: Articulatory Phonetics
- SPV 246: Introduction to Linguistics
- SPV 247: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
- SPV 248: Acoustic Phonetics
- SPV 249: Hearing Science
- SPV 326: Speech Pathology I
- SPV 327: Speech Pathology II
- SPV 328: Introduction to Audiology
Total: 27 credits
Students must have completed a minimum of six of these courses to be considered as candidates for the M.A. program in Speech Language Pathology. Students may take two of these courses on-line only with prior approval of the undergraduate advisor.
Can I take prerequisite courses at Lehman College?
Yes. You may apply to the College as a non-matriculated undergraduate student.
If I take prerequisite courses at Lehman, does that mean I will be accepted into Lehman's graduate program?
No. Your application for admission to the graduate program will be considered among those of all other applicants. While there is no guarantee of admission to the graduate program, members of the faculty have a better understanding of students' relative strengths and weaknesses if they have taken their prerequisite courses at Lehman.
Does Lehman interview candidates for admission to the graduate program?
Yes. Once all received applications have been reviewed, a number of applicants will be invited to meet with faculty for an interview. Final decisions regarding admissions to the graduate program are made following the interview, which includes an evaluation of an on-site writing sample.
Can I enroll in graduate courses as a non-matriculated student?
No. Graduate coursework can be taken only by students who have been accepted as matriculated students.
When are the deadlines for application to the graduate program and how can I obtain an application?
Applications can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions, Shuster Hall, Room 150 (718-960-8702) or downloaded from the Graduate Applications page of the Lehman College Admissions Web site.
For fall semester admission: February 1
For spring semester admission: October 1
How many credits is the master's program in speech-language pathology?
Effective January 2010, the graduate program leading to an M.A. degree consists of 56 credits.
What are the requirements for graduation?
Satisfactory completion of all required academic courses and clinical practica, a portfolio review, and a satisfactory exit interview at the completion of studies.
Does Lehman offer a masters degree in Audiology?
No. The Department does not have a graduate program in Audiology. The CUNY Graduate Center, however, offers an AuD in Audiology. For more information about the AuD, visit the CUNY Graduate Center Health Sciences Doctoral Program Website.
Last modified: Dec 5, 2013