Speech Pathology and Audiology Certificate

Certification in both the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology require a graduate degree. Most graduate programs welcome applicants with undergraduate degrees in a wide range of fields, but require necessary prerequisite coursework in communication sciences and disorders prior to beginning the program. This post-baccalaureate certificate will provide much of the required prerequisite coursework for students with undergraduate majors outside of communication sciences and disorders who plan to apply to graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology. It is important to check necessary prerequisites for individual programs, as they vary based on the institution. 

More details about careers in communication sciences and disorders can be found by visiting: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Details on required content area coursework for graduate study can be found here: ASHA Prerequisite Coursework

Admission Requirements

Applicants are evaluated based on their previous academic record (2.75 GPA minimum), motivation, experience, and personal qualities. 

Two letters of recommendation are required: one should be from a faculty member, and a second from another faculty member or a supervisor.

Program Requirements

SPA 222Anatomy and Physiology Speech Production3
SPA 223Theories of Language Development3
SPA 293Sophomore Seminar in Speech Pathology and Audiology1
SPA 316Introduction to Audiology3
SPA 326Aural Rehabilitation3
SPA 334Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders3
SPA 393Junior Clinical Experience1
Total Credit Hours17