Part-time Summers Track

Why the Part-time Summers Track?

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 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.  You'll take 63-66 credits of graduate courses in this track.  The first three summers require being present on the Flagstaff campus.  The fourth summer involves a clinical rotation of your choice in any state.


Before applying, you must have:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (or its equivalent) or a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than Speech–Language Pathology.
  • An SLPA license or its equivalent in your state.  You will need to provide this at the time of application.
  • A letter from your employer on letterhead that includes your job title and the hours worked per week. Employment of at least 20 hours/week as an SLPA or its equivalent is required.  
  • A supervisor who is ASHA-certified. You will have to provide us with a copy of the supervisor's current ASHA membership card at the time of application. 

The following prerequisite courses should be completed with a grade of B or better:

  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Language
  • Language Development in Children
  • Audiology
  • 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)

ASHA also requires at least one 3-credit course in each of the following areas:

  • Biological Sciences (human or animal sciences for Biology majors, e.g., biology, human anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, human genetics, and veterinary science). The introductory course for Biology majors (BIO 181 in Arizona universities) will meet this requirement.  Lab not required.
  • Physical Sciences (physics or chemistry). No longer allowed: Astronomy, archaeology, forestry, geology, earth and environmental science.
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology or public health).
  • Statistics (course with “statistics" in the title). Not allowed: Research methodology. 

Course Offerings

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

Information about specific courses is available through the NAU academic catalog: Click on the Details tab, followed by a CSD course to get a description.
It is also possible to Google:   NAU CSD Course #.

Ready to apply?

Visit our admissions page.