Information for New Students

Welcome Admitted Students for Fall 2018!



Congratulations on your decision to join our Speech Language Pathology or Audiology program at Syracuse University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. We put together the following general information to help you prepare for your potential arrival at Syracuse. Some of the below information does not require any action until orientation weekend but has been included so that you are aware of any costs associated ahead of time.

Immediate Action Items:

  • If Accepting our Offer: Send an email to csd@syr.edu with your intent.
    • Deadline: April 15, 2018
    • Associated costs: $0
  • Complete “intent to enroll” form: This form will be emailed to you from the Grad Admissions office with instructions on how to return it.
    • Deadline: As soon as you can to reserve your spot in the program.
    • Associated costs: $500.00 non-refundable deposit, payable online or by check
  • FAFSA: If you are a US citizen, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
    • Deadline: As soon as possible as funding is first come first serve
    • Associated costs: $0
  • International Students: SUIA form and proof of funding for one year. The SUIA form was emailed along with your admittance letter. Please complete and return along with your proof of funding for one year of study.
    • Deadline: As soon as possible. Must be done in order to be matriculated into the program
    • Associated costs: $0
  • Orientation: It is mandatory for all matriculated students to attend an all-day orientation on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Details about orientation will be emailed to you in late July. First day of classes is Monday, August 27, 2018.
    • Deadline: August 23, 2018
    • Associated costs: $0

Preparation for Arrival:

  • SU Email: Follow the instructions here: https://its.syr.edu/newtosu/applied/getnetid.html
  • As of July 1, 2018 all department communication will be done through your SU Email address, so be sure to activate it as soon as possible.
    • Deadline: July 1, 2018
    • Associated costs: $0
  • Send Official Transcripts: CSDCAS does not mail the official transcripts to us from your application and Syracuse University requires official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended. Send them to:
    • Cheryl Lowery
    • Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    • 621 Skytop Road, Ste 1200
    • Syracuse, NY  13244
    • Deadline: As soon as your undergraduate degree is posted.
    • Associated costs: Depends on sending college or university
  • Health Services Requirements and Information: Health Services requires all full-time students to provide proof of insurance/immunizations and to complete a health form found here: https://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/undergraduate/admitted/health-services-requirements/
    • Deadline: July 1, 2018
    • Associated costs: Varies depending on students’ needs
  • Clinical Forms: The New Student Date form and Emergency Information form are required for SLP students only.
    • Deadline: July 1, 2018
    • Associated costs: $0
  • Typhon: Syracuse University uses the Typhon system to track all courses and clinical hours. Students will be required to enter all case logs/time logs. You will receive an email with a login and temporary password during orientation weekend.
    • Deadline: Orientation weekend only
    • Associated costs: $90.00 one-time fee
  • Student Parking: Students are required to have reliable transportation before they start their externships. To apply for a parking permit, go to myslice.syr.edu and log on using your NetID and password. Under “Student Services” this is a link to “parking services.” You will need a student pass for the SKYTOP lot for the full year, including summer.
    • Due by: August 15, 2018
    • Associated costs: Approximately $140.00 - $150.00

Here you will find the forms or links referenced in the Important Deadlines tab:

Registration for Open House:

FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Activate your NetID and SU Email: https://its.syr.edu/newtosu/applied/getnetid.html

Health Services Requirements: https://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/undergraduate/admitted/health-services-requirements/

New Student Data (Clinical Form - SLP only): https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_01asjd7JF3LEq8J&Q_JFE=0

Student Emergency Information (Clinical Form - SLP only): https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8c3oifvYtQXXVgV&Q_JFE=0

Student Parking Permit services: http://myslice.syr.edu

Are there prerequisite course requirements for the SLP program?

Students both with and without undergraduate degrees in communication sciences are eligible for admission into the Master's program in SLP at Syracuse University.

The typical masters degree program in SLP for students with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences requires a minimum or four full-time academic semesters plus one summer (5 semesters total). Students with an undergraduate degree in fields other than communication sciences will have additional coursework requirements that extend the program by two semesters (7 semesters total).

In order to complete the degree in two years, students will need to have completed the following courses prior to entering the M.S. program:

  • Speech Science
  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • Development of Speech and Language
  • Speech and Language Disorders in Children (at least 1/2 semester on speech sound disorders)
  • Basic Clinical Audiology
  • Clinical Methods
  • Observations of Clinical Practice

Additionally, in order to comply with ASHA general education requirements, all students will need to take, or show evidence of having taken the following coursework:

  • Statistics
  • Physical Science
  • Biological Science
  • Behavioral Science

If a student has not taken any of these general education courses as an undergraduate or during the summer and needs to take them as part of the graduate program, it may add to the length of the student's program. Follow this link for detailed information about general education requirements. Click the following link to see a sample SLP program for students with a full background or without a background.

Are there prerequisite course requirements for the AuD program?

There are no prerequisite requirements to be admitted and enrolled in the AuD program.
However, there are requirements for graduation and ASHA certification that are not part of the 92 credit, 4-year degree program and there are background courses that may be critical to your success in the program. Students without a background in CSD, or at least a minimum set of courses, may have to spend valuable time catching up on basic background material on their own in conjunction with the required full load of courses.Please be aware that this places a significant burden on the student –particularly those who do not have a strong science and math background.
Therefore, if you do not have some or all of the following prior to arriving, you may wish to take them before starting the program or you may have to take them during your program. This could potentially extend the cost and length of the program. As each case is different, please contact the department at csd@syr.edu to discuss your particular situation. Summary of background course requirements and recommendations:
  1. We require the four ASHA basic prerequisite course requirements (Biological Science, Physical Science,Behavioral Science, and Statistics) for both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. These requirements are typically met through the undergraduate curriculum, but may be met any time before graduating with your AuD.Please see the prerequisites page for additional details on courses meeting these requirements. Please see the ASHA descriptions for content that will fulfill these requirements.
  2. Because the AuD curriculum does not include courses that are needed to fulfill all ASHA knowledge and skills areas for these two areas, a sign language (ASL) course and a normal language development course are required are expected to be fulfilled at the undergraduate level OR they will need to be completed prior to or during your AuD program. One of these courses may be used to fulfill an open elective during the program.
  3. We highly recommended the following4 background courses to all incoming AuD students: Intro to Audiology,Hearing Science, Speech Science, and Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing. In order to be fully prepared for graduate study in Audiology,admitted students without these courses may wish to take some or all at their undergraduate institution or online in the summer prior to beginning the AuD program.
Our SU Audiology prerequisites page in CSDCAS describes the required courses that must be completed in addition to the four-year AuD program sequence and allows you to select courses that you have already taken that may fulfill these areas.
For more detailed information and a sample program of study click here to visit the Syracuse University Doctor of Audiology webpage.Are there prerequisite course requirements for the AuD program?
There are no prerequisite requirements to be admitted and enrolled in the AuD program.
However, there are requirements for graduation and ASHA certification that are not part of the 92 credit, 4-year degree program and there are background courses that may be critical to your success in the program. Students without a background in CSD, or at least a minimum set of courses, may have to spend valuable time catching up on basic background material on their own in conjunction with the required full load of courses.Please be aware that this places a significant burden on the student –particularly those who do not have a strong science and math background.
Therefore, if you do not have some or all of the following prior to arriving, you may wish to take them before starting the program or you may have to take them during your program. This could potentially extend the cost and length of the program. As each case is different, please contact the department at csd@syr.edu to discuss your particular situation. Summary of background course requirements and recommendations:
  1. We require the four ASHA basic prerequisite course requirements (Biological Science, Physical Science,Behavioral Science, and Statistics) for both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. These requirements are typically met through the undergraduate curriculum, but may be met any time before graduating with your AuD.Please see the prerequisites page for additional details on courses meeting these requirements. Please see the ASHA descriptions for content that will fulfill these requirements.
  2. Because the AuD curriculum does not include courses that are needed to fulfill all ASHA knowledge and skills areas for these two areas, a sign language (ASL) course and a normal language development course are required are expected to be fulfilled at the undergraduate level OR they will need to be completed prior to or during your AuD program. One of these courses may be used to fulfill an open elective during the program.
  3. We highly recommended the following4 background courses to all incoming AuD students: Intro to Audiology,Hearing Science, Speech Science, and Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing. In order to be fully prepared for graduate study in Audiology,admitted students without these courses may wish to take some or all at their undergraduate institution or online in the summer prior to beginning the AuD program.
Our SU Audiology prerequisites page in CSDCAS describes the required courses that must be completed in addition to the four-year AuD program sequence and allows you to select courses that you have already taken that may fulfill these areas.
For more detailed information and a sample program of study click here to visit the Syracuse University Doctor of Audiology webpage.