Select a Program Track
- Standard track applicants hold a CSD bachelor’s degree or have completed post-baccalaureate work in the speech field within the last 5 years.
- Leveling track applicants hold a baccalaureate degree in another major and have not completed introductory courses in speech, language, and hearing. These applicants must complete leveling courses before starting graduate coursework. Leveling courses are available through the Baylor program.
Basic Sciences Prerequisites
- One biological science course related to human or animal sciences, such as biology, human anatomy/physiology, neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, human genetics, or veterinary science.
- One physical science course, must be physics or chemistry. Astronomy, geology, and environmental science do not count toward this requirement.
- One stand-alone statistics course. Research methodology courses in a CSD program may not fulfill this requirement.
- One behavioral or social science course, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health.
CSD Leveling Courses
- Survey of Speech Pathology and Audiology (3 credits)
- Introduction to Phonological Science (3 credits)
- Language Development (3 credits)
- Structures and Functions in Communication and Swallowing (3 credits)
- Introduction to Clinical Audiology (3 credits)
- Clinical Methods (2 credits) with 25 clinical observation hours (1 credit)
- the online application
- a resume/CV
- documented observation hours (if applicable)
- letters of recommendation
- a personal statement
- TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international students)
- GRE not required
- Full name of the institution (no abbreviations)
- Student name
- Student ID
- Course title and grade received
- Grading scale (if different than 4.0 scale)
- Level of study
- Degree conferral date (if degree granted)
Documented Observation Hours
Letters of Recommendation
- Describe your personal journey with speech-language pathology and detail your passion and ambition for entering the field.
- Explain your goals and aspirations as you look forward to becoming a speech-language pathologist.
- Show an understanding of Speech@Baylor and how your values align with the mission and core principles of the program.
- Display clear and concise writing ability within a scholarly format that utilizes a strong breadth of vocabulary to communicate your intentions.