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Mercy College

Last Modified: 7/30/2018
Health Professions
Communication Disorders Dept
555 Broadway Room G-15
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Phone: (914)674-7340
Fax: (914)674-7597
E-mail Address: ddicristofaro@mercy.edu
http://www.mercy.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2016 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2023

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Natural Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
India, Peru, Columbia, Bolivia, Thailand, Antigua, Dominican Republic
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
60

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 24
Part time: 1
Total: 25

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Natural Sciences
Program Director:
Dr. Helen Buhler
Clinic Director:
Dr. Judith Milham
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
India, Peru, Columbia, Bolivia, Thailand, Antigua, Dominican Republic
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Teacher Certification for New York State licensure for Teachers of Students with Speech, Language, Hearing Disabilities (TSSLD) International Service Learning Opportunity for community discussion groups in assisted living facilities Community outreach opportunities at ARC and Headstart
Minority Serving Institution:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: ddicristofaro@mercy.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: resume
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 148
Quantitative reasoning: 146
Analytical writing: 4.0
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.2-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 428
Part-time Students: 3
Total: 431
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 109
Part time: 10
Total: 119
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
8

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
46
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 36
Part-time students: 11
Total: 47
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 70
Part-time students: 29
Total: 99

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 59
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Other: Proof of passing Praxis exam OR a comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 36
Part time: 9
Total: 45