If you're interested in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology but haven’t earned an undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders, then the Post-Baccalaureate Year may be right for you. The postgraduate CSD curriculum provides the necessary prerequisite coursework for students to apply to CSD graduate programs in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.
Department Chair Named
The Department of Communication Science and Disorders is excited to announce the September arrival of our new chair, Bernard Rousseau, PhD, MMHC, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow. Rousseau is currently associate vice chair for Research in the Department of Otolaryngology, and chancellor faculty fellow and associate professor of Otolaryngology, Hearing and Speech Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. Learn more.
The CSD post-baccalaureate program prepares students who did not study Communication Science (or a similar program) as their undergraduate major to pursue Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology at the graduate level. Learn more about this program.
In addition to the application fee, the admission criteria and application instructions for the Post-Baccalaureate Year require applicants to submit answers to two personal essay questions, the program application and official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
The two-semester (one year) plan of study for the Post-Baccalaureate Year offers students all of the prerequisite courses necessary to pursue a graduate degree in Communication Science & Disorders, including several courses with a lab requirement.
Frequently Asked Questions
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