Communication Sciences and Disorders
If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than communication sciences and disorders, you can take classes to BGSU to allow you to apply to our master’s program. The following prerequisite courses must be completed, however, before you can begin the master’s program.
- CDIS 1230 Introduction to CDIS (not required for admission to grad program, but required for Ohio school SLP licensure)
- CDIS 2240 Phonetics
- CDIS 2250 Language Acquisition and Development
- CDIS 3010 Anat. and Phys. of the Speech Mechanism
- CDIS 3020 Introduction to Hearing Science and Acoustics
- CDIS 3110 Phonological Assessment and Intervention
- CDIS 3510 Language Assessment and Remediation
- CDIS 3610 Introduction to Diagnostic Audiology
- CDIS 4010 Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders
You must also have taken at least one course in biology, psychology, physical science (e.g., chemistry, physics, geology, or astronomy), and a course in mathematics (typically college algebra). Any of these courses that you took during your bachelor’s education count towards this requirement. Here is a checksheet that has more detail on class requirements.
Any needed courses can be taken at BGSU or another university. If you are ready to start taking pre-requisite classes, you can register at BGSU as either an undergraduate guest, or a non-degree seeking graduate student. If you register as an undergrad the tuition is cheaper, but there is no financial aid available (since you already have a degree). If you register as a grad student, there is financial aid available (for up to 1 year, subject to your overall maximums), but the tuition rate is higher. You may need a letter from the graduate coordinator stating that you are taking undergrad classes for the purpose of qualifying for graduate school.
Finally, please realize that grad school admissions here and elsewhere are competitive. Therefore, you should always work to maximize your GPA overall, and in the CDIS pre-req classes.
Click here for a document with more information on these courses, semesters when they are typically offered, and other requirements.