Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Masters Track
UVM Continuing Education offers an online certificate program to serve the needs of students interested in working towards a Masters of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Language Pathology) but who do not have the necessary undergraduate coursework to matriculate. Successful completion of the Masters program at UVM provides students with the knowledge and qualifications to pursue a satisfying and rewarding career in fields such as education, health care, medicine and research.
The pre-masters program consists of six courses necessary for admission to the Masters of Science program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Language Pathology) at UVM and are offered online and are designed to be completed in a maximum of three semesters.
You need not be enrolled in the Speech Language Pathology Assistant sequence or to be in the process of applying to the UVM masters program in Communication Speech Disorders (Speech Language Pathology) in order to take the prerequisite courses. Courses may also be taken individually.
While geared specifically for the requirements of the UVM Masters program, these courses may also satisfy requirements of other graduate programs in Communication Speech Disorders (Speech Language Pathology).
Prior to enrolling in the prerequisite track courses, it is incumbent on the prospective student to check with your intended college or university’s MS in Communication Science Degree (Speech Language Pathology) prerequisite requirements, if you are not planning to apply to UVM’s program. This will ensure that the University of Vermont prerequisites, and this particular online course sequence, meets the requirements for admission, as requirements vary from institution to institution.
Also note that a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and satisfactory performance on the GRE are required for admission to UVM’s Masters degree program.
Additionally, applicants must complete 25 hours of observation and all prerequisite courses or their equivalent before entering the Masters Program.
Prerequisite courses are listed below:
- CSD 022 – Introduction to Phonetics OR *LING 165 – Phonetic Theory and Practice
- CSD 023 – Linguistics for Clinicians or LING 080 – Introduction to Linguistics
- CSD 094 – Development of Spoken Language
- CSD 101 – Speech & Hearing Science
- CSD 281 – Cognitive Neuroscience
- College Level Statistics (e.g., STAT 111)
*not offered online
Students may request a transfer of 3 credits (1 course) that is comparable to a course in the sequence. The Program Coordinator will determine whether or not Communication Science courses outside the sequence meet the expectations for the program. If the transfer request is for a Statistics course, students will need to send a syllabus from the course they took to the Program Coordinator so the course may be reviewed by the UVM Statistics Dept. for determination of comparability. If approved, and should the student wish to apply to the UVM Communication Science Masters program, a transcript from the college or university where the Statistics course was taken should accompany the student’s application.
Financial Aid information: For students taking courses required for graduate admission to UVM:
- Available financial aid: Limited Federal Stafford Loan funding may be available. Contact Student Financial Services for details.
- Restrictions/requirements: Aid eligibility is limited to a single, continuous 12-month period. A student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester to receive aid. Students who have previously received financial aid for non-degree coursework are ineligible.
- Getting started:
- Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.
- Watch for an email notifying you of outstanding requirements on your account. Once you receive the email notice, access your student account and complete the Non-Degree Certification (Intent to Enroll) requirement.
|CSD 094 OL1||Comm Sciences & Disorders: Dev of Spoken Language (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||60259|
|CSD 271 OL1||Comm Sciences & Disorders: Introduction to Audiology (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||60212|
|CSD 272 OL1||Comm Sciences & Disorders: Hearing Rehabilitation (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||60213|
|CSD 281 OL1||Comm Sciences & Disorders: Cognitive Neuroscience (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||60214|
|CSD 281 OL2||Comm Sciences & Disorders: Cognitive Neuroscience (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||60722|
|LING 080 OL1||Linguistics: Introduction to Linguistics (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||60072|
There are no courses that meet this criteria.
|CSD 022 OL1||Comm Sciences & Disorders: Introduction to Phonetics (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||11716|
|CSD 022 OL2||Comm Sciences & Disorders: Introduction to Phonetics (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||3||15024|
|CSD 101 OL1||Comm Sciences & Disorders: Speech & Hearing Science (online)||to||N/A||See Notes||4||11795|
There are no courses that meet this criteria.
Sequence of Online Coursework for Prerequisite Track:
|CSD 023 Linguistics for Clinicians||CSD 101 Speech and Hearing Science||CSD 281 Cognitive Neuroscience|
|CSD 94 Development of Spoken Language specific||CSD 22 Introduction to Phonetics||STAT 111 Elements of Statistics|
|CSD 271 Intro to Audiology and/or CSD 272 Hearing Rehabilitation. Strongly Recommended|