Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, students must fulfill all of the following requirements by the start of the program:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student at a college or university in the New York metropolitan area leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree
  • have completed at least one of the courses listed below:
    • Introduction to Linguistics/the study of language, Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Morphology,
    • Speech and Language Development/Language Acquisition, Development of literacy skills/reading and writing
    • Psychology of language/ Psycholinguistics, Language and Thought
    • Cognitive, Developmental or Experimental Psychology
    • Speech Sciences, Audiology
    • Acquired Disorders/Aphasia
  • have at least two semesters of undergraduate school remaining before graduation
  • have an overall GPA of 3 or higher

Although all eligible students are welcome to apply, we especially encourage applications from students who are members of underrepresented groups in the Speech-Language-Hearing-Communication and Cognitive Sciences, which include but are not limited to:

  • students who are racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, women, and veterans
  • students who are familiar with a Language Other Than English (LOTE), a Sign Language and/or with varieties of English that differ from Mainstream American English (e.g. African American English, Jamaican English, etc.)
  • students who have experienced educational or economic disadvantage or other personal circumstances that may have impeded their transition to the next stage of training towards a social science career