Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program Moves to CHP

Pace University’s College of Health Professions is pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2014, the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program in Dyson College became part of the College of Health Professions.

This move is part of the process to consolidate health-related programs under one roof and allows for expanded inter-professional opportunities for both faculty and students.  The move also enlarges Pace’s footprint in the health professions educational arena and helps enhance the University’s reputation in this important area.

The CSD program is unique among most metropolitan area programs in giving the opportunity to undergraduates to engage in hands-on clinical practice at both our on-site Speech and Hearing Center and at various externship placements. Students who wish to have experience in a school setting can complete the coursework necessary for initial certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.  Another opportunity available at Pace University is the option to obtain the bilingual extension of the teaching license.

An important priority of the CSD program is involving students in research with professors. Our students have presented research at university, regional and national conferences. Participation in research gives our students a unique advantage when applying to graduate school.

CSD majors accepted to competitive graduate programs do extremely well – they successfully complete graduate programs, pass the required Praxis exam for licensure, and find employment in schools, hospitals/medical centers, early intervention, and in private practices. Classes are small and professors develop close relationships with students.

According to Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the College of Health Professions, “We are looking forward to welcoming our CSD colleagues to our College.  As we look to the future, we are in the final stages of  preparing a proposal for a master’s program for consideration by the NY State Education Department.” (CSD currently has an undergraduate program).

The program is based in New York City and will move from 41 Park Row to 163 William Street during the summer of 2014.

Professor Abbey L. Berg, PhD, says, “The faculty of the CSD program is confident that this move will provide enormous opportunities for our program to develop to its full potential, especially with the plans for a graduate program. We are already excited about the planned renovations at 163 William for a state-of-the-art Speech and Hearing Center and looking forward to the new space in September.”


More info on the CSD program can be found here.