Master's Degree in Communication Disorders
*All graduate students must have a foundational knowledge in statistics, physical science, math, biology, and social/behavioral science. Please contact the graduate coordinator to evaluate previous course work in these areas.
Completion of the master of science degree in ComD will result in the completion of all requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) pending the completion of a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY). Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to start your CFY and you will have met the requirements for a Utah school license.
Students entering the program with all undergraduate prerequisite courses completed typically take six semesters to complete the program, with spring and summer terms counting together as one semester. All students are required to complete all required courses, clinical assignments, and a thesis.
The program is divided into roughly three equal areas: academic coursework, clinical practicum, and the thesis. It is strongly recommended that a student does not leave the geographical area or obtain full-time employment until all of the program requiremnets have been met. To do so will lead to increased time-to-graduation, sometimes up to one year.
Graduation Admission and Completion Profile
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Brigham Young University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The master's MS education program in speech-language pathology at Brigham Young University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
How to Apply
Application is made online at Graduate Studies
Submit Proper Documents
- Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Letter of intent
- Ecclesiastical Endorsement
- Application form and fee
Students that are admitted and have not taken all of the prerequisites of ComD graduate courses will have to complete those courses prior to taking many of the graduate courses or clinical experiences.
- 37 credits of coursework
- 5 of clinical practicum
- 6 credits of thesis
Residence: see university residence requirements. Transfer of graduate courses taken elsewhere is not guaranteed and will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
- Pass ASHA Praxis exam in speech-language pathology
- Oral defense of thesis