Admissions: Future students

Why study communication sciences and disorders at Wayne State?

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.

Graduate admissions

Learn more about admission into the graduate programs.


  • Freshmen should attend a freshman orientation scheduled by the university where you will 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

What students are saying about studying communication sciences and disorders