Pre-professional Undergraduate Coursework

UConn has two admission tracks for SLP students: 1) the two-year track and 2) the three-year track. The track to which students are admitted is determined by the number of courses completed prior to entry into our M.A. program.

Two Year Track: Students admitted to the two-year SLHS M.A. track have typically completed the pre-professional courses (or their equivalent) listed below. Most of this coursework would have been completed as part of an undergraduate program if the undergraduate degree is in communication disorders.

    Pre-professional Courses

  • A Biological science
  • A Physical science (physics, chemistry, or geology)
  • A Social/Behavioral Science
  • Statistics
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Language Disorders
  • Speech Disorders
  • *Phonetics
  • *Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • *Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • *Introduction to Audiology/Audiological Assessment
  • *Speech and Language Acquisition
  • 25 hours of observation documented by a practitioner with ASHA certification

*Indicates core speech, language, and hearing courses (15 credit hours).

Three-Year Track: Students eligible for the three-year M.A. have a Bachelor’s degree, but fewer than the 15 credit hours of core coursework in speech, language, and hearing, noted with an asterisk in the list above. These courses will be completed during the first year of the graduate program before continuing on to the traditional two-year track. Students enrolled in the three-year track will not be required to reapply to the graduate program after completing their first year.

Upon acceptance to the program, the undergraduate transcripts of each student will be reviewed by his/her advisor to determine if any or all pre-professional courses need to be completed.