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Leveling Plan

Students who already have a Bachelor’s degree in a different field can complete selected coursework to prepare them to apply to graduate school in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. (Note that individual graduate programs may have additional requirements). To be eligible for this option, students:

  1. must have completed a BA or BS degree in another field.

  2. must have been admitted to the University

  3. must apply, and be accepted, to the speech-language pathology program. (All application materials required). Deadline February 20 for following fall start. 

Recommended Plan of Study

Fall Semester
Hours
SPPA 231 Phonetics
SPPA 310 Fund Lang Analy
SPPA 320 Anat/Physiol
SPPA 461 Basic Audiometry
SPPA 497 Neuro Anat/Phys
3
3
3
3
3
Spring Semester
SPPA 312 Normal Language
SPPA 321 Hearing Science
SPPA 322 Speech Science
SPPA 441 Dis Artic/Phon
SPPA 442 Speech Dis
3
3
3
3
3
Optional Coursework

SPPA 201 Intro 
SPPA 444 Language Disorders
SPPA 446 Clinical Methods
SPPA 471 Aural Rehab*

* required for those applying to graduate programs in Audiology


3
3
3
3

In addition to the above recommended courses, students should complete course work in biological science, physical science, statistics and child development. Acceptance of coursework that is 10 years or older is at the discretion of the faculty. Students have the option of completing the above coursework in 1 or 2 years.

Completion of the above plan of study provides students with the prerequisites necessary to apply for graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology but does not result in either a second Bachelor’s degree or automatic admission to the graduate program.

Students who already have a Bachelor’s degree and seek a 2nd (undergraduate) degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology will be required to meet additional SIUE requirements. These students will follow the traditional Plan of Study as outlined in the SIUE Undergraduate Catalog.

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