Three-Year Leveling Track

Graduate students who have not earned an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders are encouraged to apply directly to the graduate program.  Upon acceptance, the student will complete 29 credit hours of supporting undergraduate coursework (listed below) during the first year of study. 

After completion of prerequisite coursework, "levelers" will transition into their graduate program on either the Master of Science track or the Master of Arts track. Please refer to the Master of Science or Master of Arts program webpages for additional information.

Required Prerequisite Courses

Course Credit Hours
COSD 301: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Mechanism 4
COSD 323: Speech Science
COSD 330: Introduction to Audiology 3
COSD 421: Language Development: Birth to Five Years 3
COSD 425: Later Language Development 3
COSD 438: Phonetics 3
COSD 454: Speech-Language Disorders: Prevention and Assessment 3
COSD 455: Speech-Language Disorders: Intervention Methods and Application 3
COSD 459: Introduction to Articulation and Phonology                                              3

Official undergraduate transcripts must be submitted for review by COSD faculty to determine course deficiencies.  Programs of study may vary depending on individual academic needs determined by the academic advisor and progress in the program.