SLP&A Post-Baccalaureate Program

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Post-Bac Program in NYC

Our Speech-Language Pathology Post-Bac Program is a non-degree-granting program that provides the coursework and the 25 guided observation hours required for entry into speech-language pathology graduate programs and suggested by AuD programsClinical experience in our Ruth Smadbeck Communication and Learning Center is available with permission of the department.

Our program features:

  • competitive tuition (PLUS a 50% tuition discount for MMC alumni!)
  • individualized academic planning and advisement upon enrollment in the sequence
  • graduate school application guidance and career counseling
  • small classes taught by experienced faculty (not teaching assistants)
  • no waiting list for courses
  • interaction with New York State licensed and ASHA certified clinicians
  • access to our alumni network in speech-language pathology
  • opportunities to intern in our speech, language, and hearing clinic for hands-on learning experiences
  • opportunities to conduct and present research

The course sequence is tailor-made for students who have already completed or who are currently completing a Bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing a career in speech-language pathology. The suggested course sequence, based on the typical requirements for graduate study, include:

  • SPCH 155Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • SPCH 160Introduction to Linguistics
  • SPCH 202Phonetics
  • SPCH 251:  Normal Language Development
  • SPCH 260Speech and Hearing Science
  • SPCH 261Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • SPCH 263Audiology
  • SPCH 359Observation of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (25 hours of guided observation)

In addition to the graduate school-specific prerequisite courses, students must fulfill the following courses related to ASHA 2020 Standards IV-A through I-VC at the undergraduate or graduate level (AP courses that appear on your college/university transcript may be eligible)

Additional courses are available based on student needs and specific graduate program requirements.  We work closely with post-bac students to determine appropriate placement into courses based on academic experience and career goals. See the course bulletin for upcoming offerings.  

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