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

Completion of the courses listed below is recommended, but not required, prior to enrollment. Any deficits generally can be completed during graduate studies without an extension of the program or additional tuition costs.

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 (2 semester hours or more)

MSDE program

  • General coursework in the arts, history and government, English composition, mathematics, oral communication, science, behavioral sciences and multicultural issues. (A degree in the liberal arts generally fulfills these requirements.)
  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Education and psychology of the exceptional child
  • Typical language development
  • Sign language (2 semester hours or more)

PhD program

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

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