Full-Time Track

Why full-time? 

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, you can jump right into advanced coursework. In this full-time, year-round track, you’ll take 66 credits of graduate courses in two years and leave prepared to enter the job market.


You can apply for the full-time track if:

  1. You have a bachelor’s degree.
  2. You have completed the following prerequisite courses:
    • Phonetics
    • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Language
    • Language Development in Children
    • Speech-Language Sciences 
    • Hearing Science 
    • Neurological Foundations of Speech, Language and Hearing (if not previously taken, this course will be integrated into your graduate course sequence)
    • Survey of Audiology
  3. You must have at least one 3-credit course in each of the following areas. Classes from the Communication Sciences & Disorders discipline cannot be used to meet these foundational requirements.  We recommend that these courses be taken prior to enrollment; however, if they are not taken prior to enrollment they will be integrated into your course sequence which may result in extending your program.  These courses are a requirement to receive the M.S. degree from this department.

    • Biological Sciences (cell biology, human anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy & neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science). The introductory course for Biology majors (BIO 181 in Arizona universities) will meet this requirement.  Lab not required. Classes intended for non-majors (e.g., NAU’s BIO 100) or deemed too narrow in scope (e.g., NAU’s BIO 301) will not meet the Biological Sciences requirement.
    • Physical Sciences (recommended:  physics, chemistry) (accepted:  astronomy, archaeology, forestry, geology, earth or environmental science)
    • Statistics (Standalone statistics course; research methodology not accepted;  Generally a course with the word "statistics" in the title from any department meets this requirement)
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health) 

Course offerings

For more information about the courses you will be taking and when, see our course sequence.

One way to get information about a course is to follow this link:  http://catalog.nau.edu/Catalog/details?plan=CLSPMS&catalogYear=1516  > Details tab > Click on each separate course.

Another way to get information about a course is to Google:   NAU CSD Course #.

Ready to apply?

Visit our admissions page.