MS Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Speech Disorders

The Graduate Program is committed to diversity, inclusion, and collaboration amongst professionals, faculty, staff, students, and clients. 

This is a 60 credit program that requires two years of full-time academic study and clinical training. Applicants without a background in speech-language pathology can apply to the program. If applicants have a background with the necessary prerequisites then the program length is two years. If the applicant does not have the necessary prerequisites, then the program length is up to three years. 

View required courses and course
descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Application to this program must be made through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS).

The portal for the CSDCAS application process to William Paterson University opens September 1st.  Please visit to start the application process and please be sure to select William Paterson University. It is strongly recommended that you visit the CSDCAS "Frequently Asked Questions" page before starting your application. All questions about submitting, completing, and verifying your application should be directed to the CSDCAS helpline at 617-612-2030. All applicants who submit their application and all necessary materials by the February 1st deadline will receive a decision by William Paterson University by March 15th.

In addition, applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $50 supplemental application fee to William Paterson University (this is in addition to the CSDCAS fee). The Office of Graduate Admissions from William Paterson will send an email to all applicants once your application is complete and fully submitted with instructions to pay the supplemental application fee, and receipt of payment is due immediately.

The deadline to be considered for the M.S. Program in Speech-Language Pathology is February 1st. This means that all materials must be marked as received by CSDCAS by this deadline. Do not send any application materials to William Paterson University. Late applications (including late or unpaid supplemental application fees) will not be considered or reviewed. Applicants should submit the items listed below to CSDCAS: 

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.
  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale.
  • Three letters of recommendation that attest to applicant’s academic qualifications.
  • Personal Statement: description can be found on the CSDCAS portal

Application Deadline

February 1

Contact Us

Professor Miranda Van Dunk
Program Director, Department of Speech-Language Pathology 973-720-2208