Undergraduate Prerequisites

Applicants are not required to have an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders, but they must show evidence of having taken course work in math, science, social science, basic human communication process and speech-language disorders. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a major other than communication sciences and disorders must complete the required prerequisite course work listed below: 

Basic Science Course Work:

  • Life sciences (e.g., biology)
  • Physical sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry)
  • Mathematics (non-remedial, e.g., statistics, calculus)
  • Behavioral and/or social sciences (e.g., psychology)

Basic Human Communication Processes Course Work:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms
  • Physical and psychophysical aspects of speech, hearing, and language production and perception
  • Normal development of speech, hearing, and language
  • Applied phonetics or speech science

Speech-Language Disorders Course Work:

  • Phonological, morphological, syntactic, and pragmatic aspects of human communication associated with hearing loss