Speech-Language Pathology Post-Baccalaureate Program

  • Have you already completed your undergraduate degree? Are you now interested in a career in speech-language pathology? If so, check us out!

    We welcome post-baccalaureate students at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM)! If you are seeking the necessary undergraduate background in speech-language pathology in order to prepare for graduate study, you will enroll as an undergraduate transfer student for one year. During your second semester of study, you will apply for graduate school. If accepted, you are expected to begin graduate study during summer session. Students typically complete the graduate program in two full years of study.

    Our suggested two semester sequence (one year program) of study is below. Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Suggested 2 Semester Sequence of Study
    2019-2020 Sample Schedule (subject to change)

    The tentative sequence of study included below is designed for students preparing for graduate school in speech-language pathology (SLP) who do not have an undergraduate degree in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences or Communication Disorders. This set of courses is consistent with what is recommended by many other SLP graduate programs.

    Year 1: Fall Semester

    Course
    Credit
    SLHS 150 Observation
    2  
    SLHS 204 Language Development
    3
    SLHS 320 Hearing/Vest Disorder
    4
    SLHS 322 Language Disorders
    3
    SLHS 402 Neuroanatomy/Physiology
    3
    SLHS 427 AAC & Literacy
    3
    Total Credits:
    18  

    Year 1: Spring Semester
    *Apply for Graduate School (Feb 1)

    Course
    Credit
    SLHS 201 Linguistic Phonetics
    3  
    SLHS 202 Anatomy of Speech/Hearing
    3
    SLHS 321 Speech Sound Disorders
    3
    SLHS 343 Clinical Procedures
    3
    SLHS 421 Speech & Voice Science
    3
    SLHS 473 Rehabilitation Audiology
    4
    SLHS 424 Childhood Stuttering (optional)
    3
    Total Credits:
    18-22  

    Please note: Post-Baccalaureate (Post-bacc) students do not complete clinical practicum unless accepted into our graduate program. A clinical practicum experience may be required as early as summer immediately following admission. Post-baccs should review their undergraduate coursework to determine if they have met ASHA basic science requirements by completing a course in human biology, a course in chemistry or physics, a Statistics course and a course in social or behavioral sciences.

    Acceptance into graduate school for speech-language pathology is competitive. Those considering a post-baccalaureate sequence of study should carefully compare their previous academic performance with that of accepted students at the schools you are interested in attending. Information on MSUM and other accredited graduate programs can be found at the website for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association or more directly using the “Ed Find” link.