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Teachers College, Columbia University

Last Modified: 10/30/2017
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dept of Biobehavioral Sciences TC Box 5
525 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027-6696
Phone: 212-678-3710
Fax: (212)678-4048
E-mail Address: cjc49@tc.columbia.edu
http://www.tc.edu/bbs/speech/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2015 - 2023)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2022

Programs

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

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Biobehavioral Sciences
Program Director:
Lisa Edmonds, PhD, CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Felix Matías, MS, CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
For Masters students we have international programs in South America, and potentially in Europe, depending on the work being done there in any given year, and the language(s) spoken by the student. We may have trips to Africa, but these are on a year-by-year basis.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Craniofacial anomalies
Dementia
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $2,900,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Bilingual Extension for Teacher of Students with Speech Language Disabilities, New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Lisa Edmonds, PhD, CCC-SLP
E-Mail Address: lisa.edmonds@tc.columbia.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Data not available.
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.0-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 687
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 687
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 184
Part time: 0
Total: 184

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
60
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 56
Part-time students: 0
Total: 56
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 131
Part-time students: 0
Total: 131

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 62
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 49
Part time: 0
Total: 49

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Biobehavioral Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
There is the potential to do international work as a doctoral student, depending on the students research mentor and line of research.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Craniofacial anomalies
Dementia
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $2,900,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
While we have research labs in various areas of research, two important specialty features cross all of our labs. They are 1) clinical research (both assessment and treatment) and 2) research related to bilingual or multilingual clinical populations. We also have a joint Center for Neurorehabilitation that evaluates and treats persons with more complex communication, airway protection and swallowing due to multiple etiologies as well as a multi-disciplinary clinical program (with research) for children with cerebral palsy in the summer. We also have programs within public schools evaluating the effects of teacher and parent training on literacy in bilingual populations.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Erika Levy, PhD, CCC-SLP
E-Mail Address: elevy@exchange.tc.columbia.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 15
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 15
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
4
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 8
Part-time students: 9
Total: 17

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 75
Additional Requirements:
Dissertation
Other: Certification examination, proposal defense, data hearing
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
6