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What will I learn?

We offer a two-year post-baccalaureate program combining comprehensive academic coursework and stimulating clinical practicum. Students entering with undergraduate degrees in speech and hearing sciences typically complete the master’s degree in four semesters and one summer semester.

A full curriculum of courses is available to prepare students for challenging and interesting careers in health care (both acute and rehabilitation settings), community agency and school settings. Our program houses a state-of-the-art University clinic staffed by clinic faculty with diverse expertise working with children and adults in the areas of early intervention, articulation, language, aural rehabilitation, central auditory processing, pervasive developmental disorders such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, voice disorders, and adult neurogenic disorders.

Externship placements are typically provided in the Spring or Fall semester of a student's second year in the master’s program dependent on competency level, clinic hours accrued, and availability of placements. Externships are provided when a student's course load allows for daytime scheduling of externships and when the student has no more than 2 courses during that semester. Students will likely participate in two externship placements. Externship requirements may vary between students dependent on clinic hours accrued, clinic practicum evaluations, and development of clinical skills and required ASHA competencies. The externship experience is a five day a week, full time commitment for sixteen weeks; each placement for eight weeks. Our department has a variety of interesting externship placements in hospitals, schools, agency and private practice settings. Our students receive an enriched clinic experience under the supervision of ASHA certified professionals in our community. Availability of experiences varies between semesters.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,


New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related technical field, such as math, physics, behavioral sciences or health sciences. Appropriate academic background varies by graduate specialization. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for all undergraduate work undertaken during the last two years of the applicant's studies.

For international students

Many applicants to the Master’s program hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology. Thus, many applicants will have completed basic course sequences in speech and hearing sciences and in behavioral sciences along with significant work in disorders of communication. However, individuals without undergraduate training in speech-language pathology or communicative disorders also are eligible to apply to the Master’s program. For these individuals, admission to the Master’s program in speech-language pathology may be granted with the provision that the required undergraduate, prerequisite courses are satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses. The undergraduate prerequisites can be obtained in one year of full-time study and the coursework is described under Graduate Applicants with an Undergraduate Major other than Communicative Disorders.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 79, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 550, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.5, the minimum score of PTE is 55, the minimum score of Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Old Scale is 60, New Scale is 185, the minimum score of Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Old Scale is 65, New Scale is 185.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.