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We’ll support you every step of your individual journey including:   

  • Completing the application
  • Maneuvering prerequisites from your bachelor’s degree
  • Understanding curriculum based on ASHA and CAA competencies 
  • Personalized support as you build the foundation for your master’s degree


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General Education Courses

BIOL 101**

Anatomy & Physiology I
4 Credits

BIOL 102**

Anatomy & Physiology II
4 Credits

SOSC 341

Understanding Statistical Inference
3 Credits


Choose any social sciences elective (ECON, GEOG, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, or SOSC).
3 Credits

PHYS 120***

The Physics of Light and Sound Waves
3 Credits

CHEM 120***

General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
3 Credits

CMSD Courses

CMSD 210

3 Credits

CMSD 220

Speech and Hearing Science
3 Credits

CMSD 310**

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
3 Credits

CMSD 330

Language and Speech Acquisition
3 Credits

CMSD 350

Speech Development and Disorders
3 Credits

CMSD 360

Language Development and Disorders
3 Credits

CMSD 410**

Clinical Methods and Management
3 Credits

CMSD 440

3 Credits

CMSD 480**

Neurological Basis of Communication Disorders
3 Credits

CMSD 485

Advanced Speech Pathology
3 Credits

** While most courses are designed to be completed in half of a semester (8 weeks), BIOL 101, BIOL 102, PHYS 120, CHEM 120, CMSD 310, CMSD 410, CMSD 480, CMSD 490, CMSD 495 and EDUC 352 take a full semester (16 weeks) to complete.

To ensure the best possible educational experience for our students, we may update our curriculum to reflect emerging and changing employer and industry trends. Professional licensure and certification regulations vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Students are encouraged to visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for the state in which they intend to practice to verify specific licensure requirements which include ensuring the program of interest meets the licensure requirements prior to enrolling. Students may visit the professional licensure page or reach out to our team of enrollment advisors for guidance.

Obtaining SLPA licensure or certification in any state is not guaranteed, students need to research their state’s specific licensing requirements. 

Students are required to complete 2 consecutive capstone courses which will need to incorporate direct (in-person) clinical field work. For more information about clinical fieldwork requirements, talk to

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