Application Requirements


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)
  • Speech Science (3 credits)
  • Clinical Observation* (see below for additional information)

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) 


*As stated in the standard below, ASHA requires a minimum of twenty-five (25) observation hours.  Students are encouraged to complete these hours prior to beginning the graduate program.  In the event that a student has not completed these hours prior to beginning the program, they must be completed by the end of block 1 of the first fall semester.

ASHA Standard V-C (2014)
Twenty-five hours must be spent in clinical observation, and 375 hours must be spent in direct client/patient contact.  Implementation: Guided observation hours generally precede direct contact with clients/patients. The observation and direct client/patient contact hours must be within the scope of practice of speech-language pathology and must be under the supervision of a qualified professional who holds current ASHA certification in the appropriate practice area. Such supervision may occur simultaneously with the student’s observation or afterwards through review and approval of written reports or summaries submitted by the student. Students may use video recordings of client services for observation purposes.