Future students: Admissions

Specialized coursework prepares graduating students to work with speech-language and hearing-disabled children and adults in a variety of settings, including public schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and private practice. Undergraduate degrees are considered pre-professional as students must obtain a graduate degree to be employed as a certified speech-language pathologist (M.A.) or audiologist (Au.D.) in any work setting.


  • Freshmen should attend a freshman orientation scheduled by the university where you'll learn about general education requirements.
  • Major courses in audiology and speech-language pathology are typically taken in the sophomore and junior years.
  • A clinical practicum in the Wayne State Speech and Language Center is completed in the senior year.

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