Interested in a Career in Speech Pathology?
Entry into a speech pathology graduate program requires that you take the courses shown in the table below. Although we do not offer an undergraduate degree in speech pathology, some post-baccalaureate programs allow you to apply with a bachelor’s degree in another specialty (i.e. biology or psychology).
|SPEECH PATHOLOGY SCHOOL
|English (3 hrs.)
|Life Sciences (3-4 hrs.)
|Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 hrs.)
||BIOL 264, 265 (recommended)
|Physical Sciences (3-4 hrs.)
||CHEM 121 or PHYS 100
|Behavioral/Social Science (3-4 hrs.)
||PSYC 210, 211, SOWK 124
|Math (3-4 hrs.)
||MATH 150 or PSYC 250
It is imperative that students trying to gain entry to speech pathology programs accumulate as many hours of volunteer/work experience as possible prior to application. By fall semester of your senior year you should be ready to submit the application, letters of reference, and official transcripts to the schools.
In addition, most schools require completion of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). This test consists of three sections: verbal Reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. Each of the multiple-choice sections is scored on a scale of 200 to 800. The average scores for the GRE are about 470 for verbal reasoning and 570 for quantitative reasoning. The analytical writing section is scored on a scale of 0 to 6. Some schools also require that applicants take the GRE subject test in biology. Applications to take the test can be obtained online or by contacting:
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