Student working with a young patient at the Speech, Language, and Hearing Center at Pace University.

The Master of Science (M.S.) Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Pace University is a Candidate for Accreditation (February 1, 2018 - January 21, 2023) by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years. Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle.

The CAA is a nationally recognized accrediting agency. As part of the CAA’s recognition by the U.S. Department of Education, the agency is encouraged to develop a method for allowing public input about the accreditation process and about graduate education programs prior to the final decision by the CAA. Accordingly, individuals who wish to provide input about a program seeking candidacy (pre-accreditation) or initial CAA accreditation or about a CAA-accredited program seeking reaccreditation may do so in two ways: 1) submitting written comments prior to the accreditation site visit in accordance with the procedures specified below, or 2) attending and providing comments at a public meeting during the program’s scheduled site visit.

Inquiries concerning the status of the candidacy and/or interest in the planned Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders by potential students should be directed to:

Communications Science and Disorders
College of Health Professions
163 Williams Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10038
Phone: (212) 618-6031

All comments provided must:

  • Relate to a program’s compliance with the published Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Standards) in effect at the time comments are submitted, and
  • Identify the specific program seeking candidacy, initial accreditation, or reaccreditation with the CAA.

Comments not meeting these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be so notified.