Department Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the dynamic and exciting field of Communication Sciences and Disorders!  Whether you are interested in our pre-professional, bachelor’s-level degree or our graduate-level, professional degree, the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Pace University offers a host of exciting opportunities and educational excellence.  Set in the exciting and diverse New York City, accomplished professors facilitate theoretical and clinical excellence in their students and prepare them for a career in Speech-Language Pathology.

The Undergraduate Program
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is a pre-professional program designed to prepare majors for graduate-level work.  Completion of a Master’s degree and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification will then allow the student to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology.  Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are employed in a variety of settings that include schools, hospitals/medical centers, rehabilitation facilities, early intervention agencies, and private practice.

The undergraduate CSD Program is unique in that it offers individual attention, small class sizes, potential interprofessional collaborations, and access to the state of the art on-site Pace University Speech and Hearing Center.  Students have research opportunities alongside faculty to enhance preparation for a career in communication sciences and disorders. Many students present at local and national conferences and publish their research guided by and with faculty mentors. In addition, opportunities to explore the field occur through external clinical placements, volunteering, and participation in the Pace Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA). As well, students may select to minor in teaching and apply for an initial teaching certification with NYS via an individual transcript review pathway.

Pace CSD undergraduates are well regarded and accepted to highly respected graduate programs in the tri-state region, nationally, and internationally to complete training to become licensed speech-language pathologists (SLPs) or audiologists.

The Graduate Program
As of September 2018, Pace University entered its inaugural class into the newly developed graduate program. The Master’s (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at Pace University is a Candidate for Accreditation (February 1, 2018 – January 21, 2023) by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.  The program is a traditional two-year and one summer program preparing future clinicians to work in a variety of settings upon successful completion of all program requirements and licensing and certification.

Housed within the College of Health Professions, SLP students will be afforded the opportunity to train and learn side-by-side with students in allied professions in keeping with the most current initiatives of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Students will be taught by our exceptional faculty, have research opportunities that may lead to presentations or publications, and be exposed to a breadth of clinical experiences including within our own newly designed on-campus clinic.

Descriptions of the application process, course offerings and facilities can be viewed here.
For further information on the graduate program and/or any other questions related to the Pace University CSD Program, please contact:

Scott Youmans, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Phone: 212- 618-6057

To apply, please visit the Centralized Application System weblink at To contact our Graduate Admission office, please call (212) 346-1531 or email at