The New Seminary

Master in Communication Speech Disorders

This degree provides exceptional training for the field of Communication and Speech Disorders (Speech Therapy). It leads to full academics and clinical certification, including TSSLD license in New York State.



Garden City (Manhattan)

Separate cohort for:


Offered by:

Adelphi University

Program Length:

2 years


The application process is a two-tiered one-

  • one application is to The New Seminary-for admission as a part of the Seminary cohort of students.
  • The other is the traditional application to Adelphi University College of Education and Health Sciences (through CSDCAS).

The student must first be accepted to the Seminary in order to be considered by the University for their Graduate Program.

Candidates must meet the criteria set by the University.

  • B.A. from regionally accredited university
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • 25 Guided Observation Hours
  • 6 Prerequisite Speech courses (18 credits)
  • GRE scores (not included in the admissions rubric, must be submitted before the start of the program)
  • Transcripts from the accredited university (or from as many colleges /universtities whose credits are part of the final transcript)
  • GRE scores must be submitted at the time of the application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Completion of 4 of the 6 prerequisite courses (with grades)
  • Personal Essay
  • Clinicals take place at the Adelphi University Clinical Training Center in Garden City 2-3 times per week
  • Other suitable sites are assigned/arranged by the AUCSD department

Adelphi University deeply discounts the cost for Seminary cohort students .

A range of student loans are available.

Financial aid advisement is provided by the Seminary.

Apply early for maximum financial assistance.

Adelphi University NY
  • Fulfills the academic and clinical requirements of the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and to New York State
  • Fulfills New York State’s Teacher of Students and with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification. Students may pursue the Bilingual Extension to the TSSLD
  • Optional additional bilingual accreditation (15 credits) can be earned concurrently

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