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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Are you interested in becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist but have not completed an undergraduate degree in this field? If so, then our 29 credit, one year post-baccalaureate certificate in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) is designed for you.

This program bridges the gap between a student's undergraduate preparation and the criteria needed to be accepted into Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) accredited graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology by providing them with the foundational undergraduate coursework. The program can be completed in two, full-time, consecutive terms.*

*No courses are offered during the summer.


Students take five (5) courses (14 credits) in the Fall and five (5) (15 credits) in the Winter. A typical course sequence for a full-time student enrolled in the certificate program is as follows:

Fall Semester
  • SPSI 332 - Acoustic Phonetics: Speech Science (2)
  • SPSI 334 - Applied Phonetics (3)
  • SPSI 335 - Introduction to Communication Disorders (3)
  • SPSI 336 - Physiologic Phonetics: Anatomy and Physiology (3)
  • SPSI 337 - Language Acquisition (3)
Winter Semester
  • SPSI 340 - Phonological and Articulation Disorders (3)
  • SPSI 342 - Language Disorders in Children (3)
  • SPSI 347 - Normal Aging and Health Issues in Speech-Language Pathology (3)
  • SPSI 392 - Introduction to Audiology (3)

One course from the following

  • SPGN 251 - Introduction to Inclusion and Disabilities Studies in a Diverse Society (GEUS) (3)
  • SPGN 510 - Introduction to Inclusive Education and Disability Studies (3)