Postbaccalaureate curriculum in communication sciences and disorders
Wayne State's postbaccalaureate curriculum in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) is a non-degree/certificate path 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.
This curriculum 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 another institution.
Important: Completing the CSD postbaccalaureate curriculum does not lead to a second bachelor's degree or certificate and does not guarantee admission to WSU's M.A.-SLP or Au.D. program.
Note: The CSD postbaccalaureate coursework has been waived for the Au.D. program during the 2022-23 admissions cycle.
The postbaccalaureate curriculum consists of 10 required courses in the speech-language pathology (SLP) and audiology (Au.D.) disciplines. It is approximately 30 credits and takes approximately one year to complete.
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 postbaccalaureate coursework 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.
For inquiries related to non-degree coursework, please contact Faith Doyle (email@example.com).