To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university. There are no specific prerequisite courses or observation/practicum hour requirements for applicants to the AuD and MSDE programs.

Courses listed below are required for professional certification and/or licensure upon graduation, and completion is recommended – but not required – prior to enrollment.  Any requirements not completed prior to enrollment can generally be completed during the graduate program without an extension of the program.  Unless otherwise noted, coursework in each subject must be equivalent to three semester hours or more of academic credit.

AuD program

  • Typical language development
  • Disordered speech and language development
  • Sign language 1

MSDE program

  • General coursework in the arts, history and government, English composition, mathematics, oral communication, science, behavioral sciences and multicultural issues. 2
  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Education and psychology of the exceptional child
  • Typical language development
  • Sign language 1

PhD program

  • Competitive applicants generally hold a master’s degree in a related field and/or have relevant research experience.

1 Must be equivalent to two semester hours or more of academic credit

2 A degree in liberal arts generally fulfills these requirements

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