The Pace University Master of Science (MS) Graduate Program in CSD is full-time and 5-semesters (2-years plus one summer). Sixty-credits of academic and clinical coursework and 400 hours of clinical practicum are required to graduate from the Program. Twenty-five of these clinical practicum hours are observational and 50 hours can be obtained at the undergraduate level. Students have access to Pace and CSD facilities, which include an on-site Speech and Hearing Center, audiology test suite, and speech lab with state of the art equipment. The clinical practicum experience includes three semesters in-house and two semesters at an external placement. The Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pace will prepare graduates to sit for the PRAXIS examination in speech-language pathology.
The mission of the Pace University Graduate Program in CSD is to prepare highly competent speech-language pathologists that support mastery of necessary skills for students to lead rewarding, intellectually and civically engaged lives. This mission requires that students develop abilities in written and oral communication, critical and analytic thinking, synthesize information from various sources, evidence-based decision making, leadership, and the importance of context for understanding issues, essential in an increasingly diverse and global world. The CSD profession, by nature, requires the student to embody these skills as well as perspective taking, the ability to collaborate with health professionals in various disciplines, and the ability to connect theory to practical experience. Graduates from this Program will be eligible for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification as well as other relevant local and state credentials upon graduation.
This Program only accepts applications via the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) via the weblink below. The entire application will be reviewed for eligibility and include GRE scores, letters of recommendation, submitted essay, transcripts, and all required application materials following instructions on the CSDCAS portal. An interview of potential applicants with CSD faculty may also be required.
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
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.