M.S. in SLP (online)

Speech-Language Pathology (Online) - Prerequisite Coursework FAQs

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What are the required pre-requisites and when must they be completed?

All prerequisite coursework MUST be successfully completed prior to enrollment in the program.

The following are the required prerequisite courses: Phonetics, Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Voice, Language Development, Audiology and Acoustics of Hearing and Speech.

A complete description of required prerequisite courses is available in the JMU graduate catalog. JMU does not offer prerequisite courses online; however several universities do. The ASHA SLP Program search engine will allow you to search for specific programs to see if they offer online courses http://www.asha.org/edfind/.

What are the Basic Science requirements?

Students are also required to complete a course, with a minimum grade of C, in Statistics, Physics OR Chemistry, Biological Science, and Behavioral/Social Science. It is strongly recommended that you complete this coursework prior to enrolling in the MS program.

What are examples of acceptable basic science courses?

Please visit the following website to learn more about the ASHA requirements for basic sciences: https://www.asha.org/Certification/Course-Content-Areas-for-SLP-Standards/