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Information for Summer Track Students
Clinical Educators Affiliated with CSD
Part-time Summer Track
Why the Summer 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 Summer 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 (approximately 8 terms). This is not an online program. The first three summers require being present on the Flagstaff or NAU-Yuma 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.
- Note to 2020-21 applicants: It is understood that the COVID pandemic may have affected the ability to find employment and/or maintain 20 hours per week as an SLPA. When reviewing 2020-2021 applications, the Admissions Committee will only consider whether a prospective student will be able to work as an SLPA, if admitted.
- 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 Science
- 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 (i.e., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science). 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.
For more information about the courses you will be taking and when, see our Course Sequence. One way to get more information about a course is to follow this link. Course details are contained in the Details tab.
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