Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Adelphi University

Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Adelphi University

Garden City, NY
student ratio
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average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
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4 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Adelphi University

Housed within the Adelphi University' Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides educational instruction with a strong liberal arts framework. Programs use field experiences, teaching internships, development of ethical practices and collaborative research. Courses are supplemented by mentoring, community service programs and student support groups to enhance learning and foster close relationships among students and within the surrounding community.

Graduate Programs for Full-Time Students and Working Professionals

Adelphi University offers programs that lead to a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders, a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, all of which prepare students for successful careers as administrators, clinicians, scholars, teachers and leaders in their fields. To accommodate various students, the department offers accelerated semesters, as well as day, evening, and weekend classes. Graduates are prepared for professional licensure in New York State and for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Disorders

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Communication Disorders offers the education and hands-on experience necessary to prepare part-time students to meet the demands for professional personnel in clinical settings. It is among only a few doctoral programs in this field in the country.

Doctor of Audiology

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) is a full-time program offered in conjunction with Hofstra and St. John's Universities. The program includes course work, clinical practica and a clinical research project, which together cover all aspects of audiologic practice, including speech, language, and hearing disorders, and assessment and intervention strategies. Graduates are highly-skilled practitioners with the ability to perform a wide range of services related to diagnostic or remedial audiology.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Adelphi University offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology to students interested in professional careers assessing and treating children and adults with communication disorders. The program provides students with strong connections between the academic framework of the discipline and its clinical applications.

In addition to the M.S., students may also choose to pursue the New York State's Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certification or the Bilingual Extension to the TSSLD. Additional coursework for certification may include classes such as School and Society, Health Education Training for Teachers and Clinical Practicum in a Bilingual School Setting.

The program can be completed either from the main campus in Garden City or the Manhattan Center.

Research Opportunities through the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders

The Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders is an advanced clinical facility that offers speech and audiology students a wide range of hands-on research and clinical opportunities. The center houses speech and hearing laboratories, as well as a community outreach program that provides speech, language, and audio-logical services to people in many locations on Long Island. The center offers testing, evaluation, and therapy services for a wide range of communication difficulties, including voice disorders, stuttering or cluttering, aphasia, hearing loss, language or learning disabilities and childhood language delays. Signature group programs include social-communication groups for adults with aphasia, groups for children and teens with high-functioning autism, and a playgroup for late-talking toddlers.

Supported by Dedicated Faculty with a Wide Range of Experience

Faculty members in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are experienced professionals with continued interests in research and community development. Lawrence Raphael, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has published research on the acoustics, physiology and perception of speech in several journals, including the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Phonetica and the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. He coauthored Speech Science Primer, fifth edition.

Florence Myers, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), one of only 25 individuals chosen for this distinction out of the organization's 145,000 members. She is considered by the International Cluttering Association (ICA) to be one of the pioneers who put cluttering on the map in the field of speech-language pathology in the United States.

Added Value

Established in 1896, Adelphi University is a fully accredited, private university with nearly 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and returning-adult students in the arts and sciences, business, allied health, clinical psychology, education, nursing and social work. Academic experts have chosen Adelphi University as the gold standard for northeastern colleges. Noted for high academic standards and reasonable tuition costs, the private liberal arts university has also been recognized as a best buy in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for eight straight years. Adelphi was also selected as a Best College in the Northeast by "The Princeton Review" and a Top College by "Forbes". ranked us in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide in return on investment.

Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a private university located in Garden City--New York, just 23 miles from Manhattan--where its students take advantage of numerous cultural and internship opportunities. Founded in 1896, it is the oldest coeducational institution of higher education on Long Island.

Financial Support

Qualifying students may be eligible for the Federal Work Study Program on campus, Adelphi University scholarships, and graduate assistantships. Institutional scholarships may include VA educational benefits, state scholarships, and grants.

Students enrolled in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders may apply for two scholarship programs sponsored by the New York City Department of Education. The Students Aiming for NYS Certification as Teachers of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities Program reimburses tuition costs for students who agree to work for New York City after graduation. The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) in Bilingual ESL and Special Education is a tuition assistance program for preschool and grade school personnel with school district or superintendent support.

Adelphi University: Long Island's First Liberal Arts University

Established in 1896, Adelphi is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university on Long Island, and maintains a tradition of innovative curriculum, service and leadership.

Notable Adelphi alumni include three state senators, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, co-founder of Nextel Communications, author of the Broadway musical "RENT," hip-hop artist Chuck D, and several Olympic gold medalists.

The university's main campus is in Garden City, New York only 45-minute train ride from New York City. The university also has additional locations in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, New York offering select academic programs.

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Location & Contact

Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
Adelphi University

One South Avenue PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
United States

Dr. Robert Goldfarb


Phone: 516-877-4785

Ms. Christine Murphy

Director of Admissions

Phone: 516-877-3050
Fax: 516-877-3039

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Audiology Doctor of Arts (DA)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Speech-Language Pathology Doctor of Arts (DA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 103
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, writing exam, 3 letters of recommendation, interview, and resume, 19 credits of prerequisite course work or communications disorders training
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, 3 letters of recommendation, interview
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students226
    • Female Percentage96%
    • Male Percentage4%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students226
    • Part-time Percentage7%
    • Full-time Percentage93%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian78%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown5%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPediatric audiology, child speech perception with hearing loss, auditory deprivation, fluency, cultural diversity
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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