Part-time Summers-Only Track
Why Part-time Summers-Only?
If you are a working professional and you
want to keep your academic year speech-language pathology job while you pursue
your degree, the part-time summers-only track was designed for you.
Spreading your course work over four
summers instead of studying full-time during the academic year is a great, cost-effective
way to earn your master’s degree.
To apply, you must have at the time of applying:
- Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (or its equivalent) or a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than Speech–Language Pathology.
- Completed all of the prerequisite courses listed below.
- An SLPA license (at a minimum) or its equivalent in your state.
- If accepted, you will have to provide us with a copy of your license/certificate.
- Employment of at least 20 hours/week as an SLPA or its equivalent.
- If accepted, you will have to provide us with a copy of your employment contract.
- Have an available supervisor who is ASHA-certified. Actual supervision of at least 25% of your direct clinical contact hours is not required until after your third summer at which time you start your two clinical practica in your school setting followed by an externship in a non-school/medical setting.
- If accepted, you will have to provide us with a copy of the supervisor’s current ASHA membership card.
You have the following prerequisite courses completed preferably with a
grade of B or better:
- Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
- 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 program of study)
You have completed the following foundational requirements:
- Statistics (standalone statistics course; research methodology not accepted; statistics course from Education department not accepted; may require verifying in the academic catalog of the designated university when the word "statistics" is not in the title)
- Biological Sciences (biology, human anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy & neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science)
- Physical Sciences (recommended: physics, chemistry) (accepted: astronomy, archaeology, forestry, geology, earth science, environmental science)
- Social/Behavioral Sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health)
For more information about the courses you will be taking and when, see our program of study.
Specific information about these courses can be found in NAU’s course catalog.
Ready to apply?
Visit our admissions page.