MA in Speech-Language-Pathology Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Applying

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0

Prerequisites for Beginning Graduate Work

ASHA Core Requirements
ASHA core requirements include these sciences, with no strict lab or credit requirements:
  • Statistics (must include discussion of hypothesis testing)
  • Biological science
  • Physical science
  • Social science
Basic Speech Science Requirements
  • SLHS 3302: Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanisms
  • SLHS 3303: Language Acquisition & Science
  • SLHS 3304: Phonetics
  • SLHS 3305W: Speech Science
  • SLHS 4301: Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication
  • SLHS 4402: Assessment and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology

Courses with equivalent content taken at other institutions can be substituted for these courses. In some instances, the content of a course may have been distributed across two courses or more in the student’s undergraduate program. For instance, some programs blend courses such as SLHS 3302 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism) and SLHS 3305W (Speech Science) into one course. The determination of equivalence rests with the advisor in consultation with relevant faculty.

If you are considering taking this coursework at a different institution, please email us, so that we can confirm the coursework you plan to take will meet our requirements.