MA in Speech-Language-Pathology Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Applying

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0

Prerequisites for Beginning Graduate Work

Preparatory Course Content Areas
Preparatory course requirements include these sciences, with no strict lab or credit requirements:
  • Statistics (including hypothesis testing)
  • Behavioral and/or Social Science
  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science and/or Chemistry
Foundations of Practice & Introductory Discipline Courses
  • 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*
  • SLHS 4801: Hearing Measurement and Disorders*
  • SLHS 4802: Rehabilitative Audiology*
Students who have not completed courses in the Preparatory Course Content Areas or Foundations of Practice & Introductory Discipline Courses are eligible to apply as long as they have a bachelor's degree and an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Students applying without these prerequisites will be considered for a three year plan as opposed to the traditional two year plan.

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.

*4000-level coursework is considered upper-level undergraduate coursework, and is worked into our undergraduate curriculum. If not taken as an undergraduate, students must work these courses into their graduate plan.