In-Person SLP Post-Bacc Programs

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Cost: AZ resident: $16,000/year (tuition only)
Out-of-state: $23,544/year (tuition only)

Academic Schedule: Fall or Spring start, year/3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Admissions Requirements: BS/BA from accredited institution, Minimum 3.0 GPA, and completion of ASHA required out-of-field courses. Application to ASU as nondegree student and separate application to post-bacc certificate program.

Perks: Awards a post-baccalaureate certificate. Eligible for financial aid.

Comments: Nondegree seeking students are charged as graduate students at ASU. Verify cost information with the program.

California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)

Cost: $4223/semester, when done full time

Academic Schedule: Fall start, 2 years (full-time)

Admissions Requirements: Passing CBEST scores in all three areas (Math, Verbal, & Writing), Minimum 3.0 GPA based on last 60 college units

Perks: if not accepted, students can still take classes through Open University (although it's more expensive)

Comments: FAQ page here. Program checklist here.

Chapman University (Orange, CA)

Cost: $400/unit, $12,000 total (tuition only)Academic Schedule: January or August start, 10 months duration, classes on weekends

Admissions Requirements: BS/BA from accredited college or university, Min. 3.0 GPA, Resume, Observation of an SLP within the last 6 months (no minimum hours required), Personal Statement, Two Letters of Recommendation, In-person interview

Perks: Post-baccalaureate certificate in communication disorders and sciences. Weekend classes (Friday evenings and Saturdays)

CSU LA (Los Angeles, CA)

Cost: Three semesters: $12,294.24
Four semesters: $16,392.32
Five semesters: $20,490.40

Academic Schedule: Fall start, 1.5-3 years duration depending on course load

Admissions Requirements: Completion of a baccalaureate degree; Minimum 3.0 GPA in the most recent 60 semester units

Degree/Certificate:

Perks: Post-baccalaureate certificate in speech-language pathology. Some courses offered online

University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)

Cost:  FL Resident: $211.19/unit
          Out-of-state: $573/unit

Academic Schedule: Fall or Spring start, 2 years full-time

Admissions Requirements: All requirements provided here

Perks: BA in Language, Speech, and Hearing Science. Research opportunities, and opportunities to get involved with student organizations.

Other comments: Limited information available on their website, contact that school for more information

University of South Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Cost:  $280/unit (in-state and out)

Academic Schedule: Take only what you need

Admissions Requirements: BA/BS from an accredited institution, application to the post-bacc program

Perks: Financial aid available

Towson University (Towson, MD)

Cost: MD Resident: $10,730/year (tuition and fees)
Out-of-state: $26,873/year (tuition and fees)

Academic Schedule: Fall, 2 years (4 semesters) full-time

Admissions Requirements: Application for a second bachelor's. Completed BA/BS and min. 2.5 GPA (below 3.0 generally not admitted). Speech, language, hearing, and voice screening. Completion of the following coursework: English composition, College algebra (or above), Intro to psychology, Biological science, Chemistry or other physical science.

Perks: BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Clinical observation as part of the program, academic advising/counseling, elective courses within SLP program.

Other comments: This is the only post-bacc program that requires a screening. From their website, "Students who have communication disorders or dialects of English that would affect their ability to interact with clients will be encouraged to seek treatment."

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD)

Cost: $374/unit, $12,000 total (tuition only)

Academic Schedule: Fall or Spring start, 15 months, evening courses

Admissions Requirements: BS/BA from accredited college or university, Min. 2.0 GPA, Letter from dean confirming date of graduation.

Perks: Course schedule allows you to work

Kean University (Union, NJ)

Cost: Not stated, contact program

Academic Schedule: Summer, Fall, or Spring start, 1 year

Admissions Requirements: BA/BS from an accredited college or university, Min. 3.0 GPA. Professional resume/CV, personal statement, TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score reports

North Carolina

UNC Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)

Cost: NC Resident: ~$222/unit
Out-of-state: ~$854/unit

Academic Schedule: Optional Summer start, otherwise Fall start, 1 year, full-time

Admissions Requirements: Application to UNC Greensboro as a second-degree student and secondary application to CSD department.

Perks: B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Students may be in the process of completing their first undergrad degree, clinical observation hours acquired through the program

Ohio

University of Akron (Akron, OH)

Cost: Tuition information not provided online

Academic Schedule: Take only classes you need, may be done full time or a-la-cart 

Admissions Requirements:  Completed BA/BS and min. This program may admit students currently enrolled in a BS/BA-granting program, contact the program for more information

Perks: Students may take out-of-field pre-reqs 


Pennsylvania

La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA)

Cost: $735/unit + $410 fees (each semester)

Academic Schedule: Summer, Fall, or Spring start, 1 year

Admissions Requirements: BA/BS from an accredited college or university

Perks: Online courses are asynchronous. Students may choose to enroll in only the courses that they need. Program offers courses needed to fulfill out-of-field requirements (e.g., biology, chemistry, etc.).

Comments: They also have an online program. See Online Programs for information on in-person program.

West Chester University (West Chester, PA)

Cost: Not available on their website, contact the program

Academic Schedule: Summer start, 1-2 years, full-time

Admissions Requirements: completed BS/BA, min. 3.0 GPA, letter of recommendation.

Perks: Certificate awarded, scholarships available. Prior coursework taken elsewhere can apply toward the program. Very detailed program handbook here.


South Carolina

Columbia College (Columbia, SC)

Cost: $395/unit

Academic Schedule: Unclear, see website or contact program for more details

Admissions Requirements: not stated
Perks: SLP leveling certificate. Program offers out-of-field courses, but they recommend taking them beforehand

Texas

Baylor University

Cost: Not stated

Academic Schedule: Typically 1 year commitment (2 semesters)

Admissions Requirements: This program is only for students who have been admitted to Baylor's Master's program but do not have a degree in CSD. Students must be enrolled full-time.

Lamar University

Cost: Not stated

Academic Schedule: Typically 1 year commitment (3 semesters: fall, spring, summer)

Admissions Requirements: Not stated

Comments: Very little program information on their website. Contact Graduate Admissions at gradmissions@lamar.edu  for more information

Washington

Eastern Washington University (Spokane, WA)

Cost: WA Resident: $6,713
Out-of-State: $24,685
(tuition listed here is for EWU undergrads, note that the post-bacc program might differ)

Academic Schedule: Fall start, 2 semesters (10 months), full-time

Admissions Requirements: Min. 3.0 GPA, email copy of transcript(s), schedule phone meeting with post-bacc advisor at CommSciDisorders@ewu.edu to confirm program readiness. Apply to EWU here, Apply to Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders here; demonstrate coursework in math and science pre-reqs (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Psychology/Social Science, Stats), Introductory linguistics course

Perks: Best college website, easy to navigate


University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Cost: $21,405 (total, tuition and fees)

Academic Schedule: Summer start, 1 year, full-time

Admissions Requirements: BA/BS from an accredited institution, Min. 2.5 GPA, Resume, Personal Statement, English proficiency exam (if international student), completion of ASHA math and science pre-reqs (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Psychology/Social Science, Stats), Introductory linguistics course

Perks: BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Clinical observation opportunities, elective coursework opportunities, independent study/undergraduate research


Washington State University (Spokane, WA)

Cost: WA Resident: $5,498/semester
Out-of-state: $13,156/semester
(This does not include summer tuition, which is higher)

Academic Schedule: Fall start, 1 year, full-time

Admissions Requirements: BA/BS from an accredited institution, completion of ASHA math and science pre-reqs (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Psychology/Social Science, Stats), Undergraduate application (here)

Perks: Unknown


Western Washington University (Western Bellingham, WA)

Cost: WA Resident: $230/unit
         Out-of-state: $804/unit
         (does not include summer tuition)

Academic Schedule: Fall start, 1 year (4 quarters), full-time, courses must be taken in sequence

Admissions Requirements: BS/BA from accredited institution, Min. 3.0 GPA, transcripts, one page statement of purpose, one-page resume, three letters of recommendation

Perks: Financial aid available

Comments from their website: "Not everyone is suited to work with clients in the clinical fields of speech-language pathology and audiology even though the student may maintain a satisfactory academic record. The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders thus reserve the right to counsel students with this in mind, and to recommend a change of academic focus for the student who appears to have personality traits that would prevent the student from being successful in the discipline."

Wyoming

University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)

Information about this program is limited on their website. Recommend contacting the program directly for more details. 

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