Leveler Track

Why Leveler? 

If your bachelor’s degree is not in Speech-Language Pathology, you need to take a few extra courses to be prepared for your graduate coursework.

In this full-time, year-round track, you’ll take 87 credits (21 “leveler” credits and 66 graduate) two and a half years and leave prepared to enter the job market.


You are eligible for the leveler track if:

  1. You have a bachelor’s degree.
  2. 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.