Students must successfully complete an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders before being admitted into the graduate program. Students who do not have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders are not admitted without the successful completion of core leveling courses.
Most applicants will have taken courses in the following areas.
- Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
- Normal Language Development
- Language and Learning Disorders
- Basic Audiology
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Voice and Fluency
- Speech Science
Before entering the program, all students must have completed a course in each of the following areas. These are usually taken as part of the undergraduate general education requirements. On a case-by-case basis, it may be possible to take one of these courses while enrolled in the graduate program. For more information about ASHA certification standards for these content areas, see Standard IV-A.
- Biological Sciences
- e.g., biology, anatomy, genetics.
- A CSD-specific anatomy and physiology course will not count towards this requirement.
- Physical Sciences
- e.g., physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology.
- Social/Behavioral Sciences
- e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology.