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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.

Department Chair Named

This academic year brings new leadership to the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. Meet Department Chair Bernard Rousseau, PhD, MMHC, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow. Hear his vision for the CSD Department by watching the video below. Learn more about Dr. Rousseau here.

Dr. Bharath Chandrasekaran also joins CSD as professor and vice chair of Research.

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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.


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.