Speech–Language Pathology Post-Baccalaureate Program

The Master of Arts in the field of speech-language pathology post-baccalaureate program is designed for persons wishing to enter the profession of speech-language pathology, but whose undergraduate major was in another field.

Students wishing to participate in the post-baccalaureate program apply to the master's degree program and may be granted "conditional admission" to the graduate program. Conditional admission requires that students complete nine prerequisite courses (scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Completion of the post-baccalaureate program, including the master's degree, usually requires 33 months of full-time study. The courses of the post-baccalaureate program must be completed with a grade of B- or better in each course and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, within a student's first year of the graduate program. No other grades, including I (incomplete), W (authorized withdraw), or Z (unauthorized withdraw) are acceptable for these courses. Failure to meet these conditions will result in the termination of a student's degree candidacy. 

The post-baccalaureate program of study includes the following courses:

SPHR 2104Speech and Language Disorders
SPHR 2105Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing I
SPHR 2106Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing II
SPHR 2107Acoustics
SPHR 2131Language Acquisition and Development
SPHR 2135Language: Structure, Meaning, and Use
SPHR 2136Phonetics
SPHR 4119Analysis and Modification of Communication Disorders