Department of Linguistics & Communication Disorders
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1. Students are accepted into the program in the Fall semester. The application deadline is February 1 of the year for which prospective candidates apply. The graduate program at Queens College is full-time. Since a limited number of students are admitted each year, the process is competitive. The following requirements are in addition to the general requirements for admission. All necessary forms and materials are available through the Office of Graduate Admissions in Jefferson Hall (room 105), 718-997-5200.
2. A grade point average of B or better.
3. Applicants coming from other undergraduate programs must satisfy minimum requirements for admission and need to meet the equivalent of the Queens College Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements (LASAR). The college has identified hundreds of courses from across departments that will fill the LASAR requirements. Students are required to take 31 credits in the following areas:
(LASAR course requirements appear in the Queens College Bulletin; additional information is available from the Queens College Office of the Registrar.)
Applicants must also have three semester course hours in each of the following courses (or their equivalents) in basic communication sciences, communication processes, and child development:
4. At least three letters of recommendation from undergraduate instructors, typically two from faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders and one from a faculty member in another area. Applicants who have been employed full time following receipt of their undergraduate degree may wish to submit letters from employment supervisors.
5. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE must be taken no later than December of the year before you are planning to attend. Contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for more information.
6. Applicants who present international credentials or whose native language was not English must receive a minimum score of 650 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
7. A personal essay.
8. The credentials of each applicant will be examined by the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee, which accepts, accepts with conditions, or rejects candidates.
9. The number of applicants approved for matriculation is limited by the training facilities available; therefore, applicants who otherwise meet minimum requirements for matriculation may not be admitted.
10. Permission of the Program Director is required for enrollment in any of the courses in the program.
REMEMBER: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1 FOR THE YEAR IN WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING.
Q. I do not have an undergraduate major in Communication Disorders. May I take the prerequisite courses or their equivalents at another school?
Q. What is the recommended order of the courses?
Q. Must I complete all these courses before starting graduate school?
Q. May I take these prerequisite courses at Queens college?
Q. If I have a Bachelor's degree in another field, how do I enroll to take these courses?
Q. If I have a B.A. degree in another field, what other requirements must I fulfill besides the pre-requisite courses and the LASAR requirements?
Q. When should I submit my application?
Q. When should I take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?
Q. Which GRE do I take?
Q. As a foreign student, should I take the TOEFL in addition to the GRE?
Q. What flexibility do I have with the letters of recommendation?
Q. Are interviews required?
Q. Is the Queens College program available on part-time basis?
Q. Does Queens College offer an Audiology program?
Tuition at Queens College is modest and students find that the costs associated with graduate study are reasonable. Tuition and fees for full time New York State residents are less than $6,000 per year. It is slightly higher for out of state residents. Financial assistance is available for many graduate students through different sources. Student loans and other forms of aid, such as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), are available through the College's Financial Aid Office in Jefferson Hall (room 202), 718-997-5100.
Patricia McCaul, Graduate Coordinator, Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY 11367-1597, (718) 997-2936.
Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology
Page updated 08/24/2007.