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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog [Working Draft] 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog [Working Draft]

Communication Sciences and Disorders [Post-Baccalaureate Certificate]

Location(s): In-person/hybrid

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed for those who are interested in becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist but have not completed an undergraduate degree in this field. This program bridges the gap between a student’s undergraduate preparation and the criteria needed to be accepted into Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) accredited graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders by providing them with the foundational undergraduate coursework. The program can be completed in two, full-time, consecutive terms. No courses are offered during the summer.

Department Information

Special Education & Communication Sciences and Disorders 128 Porter, 734.487.3300 

David Winters, PhD, Department Head

Program and Advisor Information

Audrey Farrugia, Advisor & Professor, 128G Porter, 734.487.3300

Lidia Lee, PhD, CCC-A, Advisor & Professor, 128B Porter, 734.487.3300

Program Admission

Application Deadline

January 15 for Fall admission

Admission Criteria

The following criteria are required to be considered for admission:

  • A Bachelors Degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Official Transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
    • Please tell us if your transcripts accurately reflect your abilities and if not, explain why.
    • What is your interest and/or experience in the field?
    • What are your professional goals?

Additional Information

  • Criteria for admission are lower than the highly competitive criteria for admission into the graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders program.
  • Students admitted to the post-baccalaureate program are not directly admitted into the graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders program following this certificate’s completion. Those interested in attending the EMU graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders program will need to apply following completion of this certificate.
  • This program is designed to be completed in one year, with half of the courses taken during the Fall term and half of the courses taken during the Winter term. Courses are not offered during the summer and are not exclusively offered in the evenings.
  • This program does not include the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) undergraduate course requirements outside of the discipline (ASHA Website). One 100-level or higher college course from each of the following areas is required for those applying for certification as a speech-language pathologist: biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and social/behavioral sciences.