The M.A. program typically requires two years of full-time study for those who have an undergraduate background in communication disorders and sciences. Students with undergraduate degrees in communication sciences and disorders who have not completed the prerequisite courses listed below will be required to make up any deficiencies from the department's undergraduate course offerings and, consequently, may take more than the average amount of time to complete their degrees.
COMM-DIS 211: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
COMM-DIS 310: Phonetic Processing
COMM-DIS 311: Introduction to Hearing Science
COMM-DIS 312: Introduction to Speech Science
COMM-DIS 313: Introduction to Audiology
COMM-DIS 315: Speech and Language Disorders
COMM-DIS 401: Speech and Language Development
COMM-DIS 416: Clinical Procedures
Note: It is expected that students applying to the M.A. Program in Communication Disorders with a baccalaureate degree in a field other than communication disorders and sciences will have completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, the prerequisite course work required for admission to the master's program. The department offers a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Clinical Program in Communication Disorders for students interested in taking the prerequisite courses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For information about this program, please click here.