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 must complete the prerequisites at another institution prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. 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:
- Prerequisite Coursework Checklist for Individuals With Other Backgrounds (doc, updated September 2013)
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 ineligible to enroll in graduate coursework and/or start their clinical practicum coursework.
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 the 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 is only open to undergraduate SLHS majors at SDSU.
last updated: 9/12/2013