Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Our Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences offers the type of hands-on, career-focused training that sets SUNY Cortland graduate students apart from everyone else. We set a high bar for excellence that graduates are expected to reach.

Why continue your education at SUNY Cortland? The best reasons include:

Student research and awards:

Our graduate students earn invitations to present at regional and national conferences. In addition, their scholarly work has been rewarded with graduate student scholarships.

Meaningful class experiences:

Our students learn how to use equipment like the electrolarynx, voice and speech software, flexible endoscope, surface electromyography and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. They lead Aphasia Month activities for the community. They organize thickened liquid challenges. Most importantly, they educate others on their work. Activities are interesting and always have a purpose.

Modern facilities:

The Professional Studies Building, which opened in 2011, features our state-of-the-art Center for Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders. Under the supervision of ASHA-certified and New York State-licensed speech-language pathologists, graduate students work with people of all ages to provide articulation, voice, language, swallowing and fluency treatment as well as accent reduction.

Engaged faculty:

Our professors aren’t just people who teach classes and grade assignments; they’re certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists, current practitioners, collaborators on research, presenters of peer-reviewed presentations, and supportive colleagues after graduation.

Accreditation Information

The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program in speech-language pathology at SUNY Cortland is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville MD, 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700 .

Application Review Timeline

  • Prior to February 1: Applications submitted with all required documents prior to February 1 will receive an admissions decision no later than March 15. Accepted applicants will have until April 15 to pay their deposit.

  • On or after February 1: Applications submitted with all required documents on or after February 1 will receive an admissions decision on a rolling basis beginning in mid-April. Accepted applicants will have 30 days from the date of the acceptance letter to pay their deposit.

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Contact Us

Graduate Coordinator: Ann Blanton
Department Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 2201
Phone: 607-753-5423
Fax: 607-753-5940