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:
- 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)
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
- Physical Sciences (physics or chemistry).
No longer allowed: Astronomy, archaeology, forestry, geology, earth and
- Social/Behavioral Sciences (psychology,
sociology, anthropology or public health).
- Statistics (course with “statistics" in
the title). Not allowed: Research methodology.
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.