Postbaccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Wayne State's post-bachelor program in CSD is a non-degree program for students interested in speech-language pathology or audiology, who currently hold a four-year degree in some field, but do not have their undergraduate degree in the discipline. These students are interested in obtaining their master's degree but need additional coursework before applying to our graduate program.
The post-bachelor program consists of 10 required courses in the speech-language pathology (SLP) and audiology (AUD) disciplines. It is approximately 30 credits and takes approximately one year to complete.
Our post-bachelor program offers the opportunity for students who have a degree in a field other than communication sciences and disorders to complete the academic requirements needed to apply for admission to an M.A. or Au.D. graduate program at Wayne State or a graduate program at another institution. Admission to the WSU post-bachelor program is open to all students who have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher in their undergraduate degree.
Important: Registration in the post-bachelor program does not guarantee admission to WSU's M.A.-SLP or Au.D. program. The post-bachelor program in CSD does not lead to a second bachelor's degree or a certificate.
Entry-level degrees for clinical practice
To be employed as a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist in any work setting, students must obtain a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology:
- The master of arts degree with a major in speech-language pathology is the entry-level degree that is required for clinical practice as a speech-language pathologist
- The doctor of audiology degree is the entry-level degree that is required for clinical practice as an audiologist
All places in these graduate programs are filled on a competitive basis. However, the department's post-bachelor program will provide students with the academic prerequisites to apply to other graduate programs in Michigan and nationwide. See ASHA's EdFind service for a complete listing of programs offering degrees in audiology and speech-language pathology.