UVM Continuing and Distance Education offers an online Communication Sciences and Disorders Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Master’s Track Certificate Program (SLP Pre-Master’s Track Program) for students interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Communication Sciences, with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology, but do not have the required undergraduate coursework to matriculate.

The SLP Pre-Master’s Track Program consists of six online prerequisite courses necessary for admission to the UVM Master of Science (MS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders and to many other similar graduate programs.

A Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certificate track is also available, and leads to a UVM Certificate documenting that students have met all American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requirements for practicing as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA).

A GPA of 2.75 (cumulative, or last 60 credit hours) is required to apply to this program.

You can find Information regarding licensure by the State of Vermont and ASHA here. Before applying to the program, check with your state’s Department of Education for licensure requirements, which vary from state to state.