If you are interested in applying to the Master of Arts program in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at SDSU, and your undergraduate degree is in another discipline, you need not complete additional undergraduate prerequisites before applying to our program. The prerequisites can be completed as part of our 3-year program for individuals with other backgrounds (WOBs).
If, however, you wish to complete the prerequisites at another institution prior to applying to SDSU, please use the form below as a guide to determine if you have met the various requirements we typically expect of those entering our graduate program:
- Leveler Coursework Checklist for Individuals With Other Backgrounds (doc, updated Oct. 2012)
Upon application to SDSU, the Graduate Adviser will review your transcripts to verify that the necessary prerequisite coursework has been satisfactorily completed for admission into the 2-year program. Admitted applicants who lack the necessary prerequisites by the start of the Fall semester of their first year in the program may be placed in the 3-year program for completion of the remaining prerequisites.
SDSU is not affiliated with any other institution’s program in speech, language, and hearing sciences and we are not responsible for prerequisite coursework of any other institution. It is the applicant’s responsibility to determine what programs offer the courses that satisfy these requirements.
Some useful links for finding programs that offer coursework in speech, language, and hearing sciences include:
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- California Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The majority of our prerequisites are upper division courses, which means that they cannot be completed at a community (junior) college. See the checklist above for a listing of upper and lower division prerequisites. Additionally, the upper division coursework cannot be completed at SDSU without admission to the graduate program.