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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions for the Post-Baccalaureate Year for Communication Science & Disorders.