Required Prerequisite Courses and Speech and Hearing Screening

Speech and Hearing Prerequisites for Admission to the Graduate Program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 credits)
  • Phonetics (3 credits)
  • Normal Language and Literacy Development (3 credits)
  • Articulation and Phonological Development and Disorders (3 credits)
  • Child Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention (3 credits)
  • Basic Audiology (3 credits)
  • Clinical Observation (3 credits) 


Prerequisites from other subject areas:

  • Social and/or Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)
  • Biological Science Course (3 credits)
  • Physical Science Course (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)


*Prerequisite courses for SLPTC majors only:

  • * Educational Psychology (or equivalent)
  • * Social Foundations of Education (or equivalent)
  • * Fine/Performing/Creative Arts 
  • * History 
  • * Language other than English  (This requirement can be met by demonstrating proficiency in a language other than English or by completing one semester of coursework in a language other than English) 

Required  Speech, Language & Hearing Screening

All graduate students in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology will participate in a mandatory speech/language/hearing screening at the start of their first fall semester. The purpose of this screening is to identify, and refer for assessment and potential remediation, any communication behavior that may interfere with the student’s ability to address the communication needs of clients and their families. If deemed appropriate the student will enroll in services for as long as is considered necessary by the graduate chair and clinical program director in consultation with the service provider. These services will not preclude a student from pursuing a degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification. A student who chooses not to participate in a remediation program might be unable to fulfill ASHA’S Scope of Practice requirements.