Graduate Program- Prerequisite Courses

This information is for students who DO NOT  have a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology or deaf education and wish to pursue a master's degree in those fields.

Deaf Education

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in Deaf Education, email CDDSGRAD@LISTSERV.CSUFRESNO.EDU about our Online Prerequisite Modules.

Speech-Language Pathology

Generally, a bachelor's degree in speech pathology is required to apply to our graduate program. For students with a bachelor's degree outside of speech pathology, a variety of universities have prerequisite "bridge" programs so you can take the undergraduate prerequisites. Currently, Fresno State does not have a formal "bridge" program.  However, there are a variety of online prerequisite programs, with new ones appearing. The list below is not a complete list of these programs and is not an endorsement of them. However, their graduate program, like ours, is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Therefore, they would be worth considering.

California State University Northridge
California State University San Marcos
California State University, San Diego “SLP Essentials”
Utah State University
Idaho State University
LaSalle University
Longwood University
Sacred Heart University
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Florida
University of Nebraska, Kearney
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
University of Southern Mississippi
Western Kentucky University
Eastern New Mexico University

It is strongly recommended that applicants have a minimum of 30 units of prerequisite courses for consideration for full classified admission. The prerequisite program should include courses that cover the following topics:

  1. Normal development and processes: speech and language development, anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, neurology of speech and hearing, phonetics, speech and hearing sciences
  1. Disordered processes and development: speech sound disorders, language disorders, voice and fluency disorders
  2. Assessment procedures / Diagnostics
  3. Treatment methods
  4. Audiology

In addition, our university requires an introduction to statistics. 

If you have not done so yet, please visit our department website at http://www.csufresno.edu/cdds and the Division of Graduate Studies website at http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/gradstudies/

There is also helpful information from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at http://www.asha.org/Students/Planning-Your-Education-in-CSD/.

For a complete list of ASHA accredited programs, please go to file:///C:/Users/fpomavil/Desktop/CAAAccreditedPrograms.pdf

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Fran Pomaville, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,   Graduate Coordinator,   fpomavil@mail.fresnostate.edu

 

SLP PREREQUISITE TRACKING FORM

For each of the prerequisite areas listed below, please list any course(s) taken. Although a course in every area is not required, it is strongly recommended that applicants have a minimum of 30 units of prerequisite courses for consideration for full classified admission. 

An introduction to Statistics course is required by our University.

If your undergraduate degree is outside of speech pathology, please complete this form and turn it in with your departmental application. Thank you.

 

NAME: ______________________________________________

 

Prerequisite Area

Course(s)

Units

 

 

 

Statistics (any course with “statistics” in the title is acceptable)

 

 

Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing

 

 

Neurology of Speech & Hearing

 

 

 

Normal Speech & Language Development

 

 

Speech & Hearing Science

 

 

 

Phonetics

 

 

 

Speech Disorders

 

 

 

Language Disorders

 

 

 

Audiology / Aural Rehabilitation

 

 

 

Audiology Lab

 

 

Assessment / Diagnostic Procedures

 

 

Treatment Procedures

 

 

 

Other: Voice, Fluency, Organic Disorders, Observation, etc.

 

 

 

 

Total Units