To be considered, an applicant must:
Admissions requirements for the 2020-2021 cycle have changed. Please review the below requirements carefully. (updated: 6/25/20)
ASHA.org - The ASHA Leader - January, 2014 Article - Craft a Stand-Out Application
Please note: Course prerequisites changed at the start of the 2019-2020 admissions cycle. The previous Articulation & Phonological Disorders and Language Disorders prerequisites are no longer required, however, highly recommended. (updated: 6/21/19)
The following prerequisites are based on the latest accreditation standards set forth by the CAA (last revised April 2019) and the standards of Salus University.
All required course work must be completed at the college level with a grade of 'B-' or better. An applicant need not have completed all prerequisites prior to filing an application, but must be able to complete all outstanding prerequisites prior to enrollment.
Credit by examination (such as AP credits) is permitted for any prerequisites needed to apply for the speech-language pathology program. No credit is given for experiential learning.
The applicant must have successfully completed one semester of each of the following courses with a 'B-' or better:
- Biological Science (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science) – 1 semester
- Physical Science (e.g., physics or chemistry) – 1 semester
- Social/Behavioral Science (psychology, sociology, anthropology or public health) – 1 semester
- Statistics (math, biology or psychology) – 1 semester
- Introduction to Communication Disorders – 1 semester
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism – 1 semester
- Phonetics – 1 semester
- Speech and Hearing Science – 1 semester
- Introduction to Audiology – 1 semester
- Normal Speech-Language Development – 1 semester
Please note: Courses in the biological, physical, and the social/behavioral sciences should include content areas that will assist students in acquiring the basic principles in social, cultural, cognitive, behavioral, physical, physiological, and anatomical areas useful to understanding the communication/linguistic sciences and disorders.
Prerequisite credits completed five or more years prior to the anticipated entrance date will be reviewed for approval on an individual basis.
The University highly encourages - but does not require - additional coursework in Neurology of Communication Sciences (Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology), Voice, Fluency, Diagnostics, Treatment Considerations, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, and Language Disorders.