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Admission Requirements

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) at Florida International University offers the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) degree and a certificate program to complete the required prerequisite courses. These programs are either the Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology (WHICH IS CURRENTLY BEING PHASED OUT) or the NEW Graduate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

SLP Certificate program prerequisites (PROGRAM IS BEING PHASED OUT)

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Individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a discipline different from Communication Sciences & Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology must complete additional admission requirements. Prior to acceptance, applicants need to successfully complete ten (10) prerequisite courses or their equivalents. These courses are:

  • SPA 5112 Advanced Applied Phonetics (or LIN 5206 Phonetics, or LIN 5211 Applied Phonetics, offered through the FIU Linguistics Program)
  • SPA 5002 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • SPA 5101 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology of Mechanisms of Communication
  • SPA 5101L Laboratory in Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology of Mechanisms of Communication
  • SPA 5004 Normal Communication Development & Disorders
  • SPA 5011 Acoustics of the Sciences of Speech and Hearing
  • SPA 5050 Clinical Observation, Management, and Procedures in Communication Disorders
  • SPA 5030 Disorders of Hearing and Audiological Sciences
  • SPA 6322 Aural Habilitation and Rehabilitation
  • LIN 5018 Graduate Introduction to Linguistics

To be eligible for consideration for admission to the SLP Masters program, all applicants must meet the minimum admission standards set by the University Graduate School at FIU. A different set of admission requirements apply for students who need to take the Graduate Certificate track. Please review the admission requirements for your specific CSD program of interest.

Click to view the MS-SLP Requirements       Click to view the Graduate CSD Certificate Requirements

Advising Information

Upon acceptance and orientation to the FIU CSD graduate program, each student will be provided with a faculty advisor who will meet with them on a regular basis to guide them through their course of study in coordination with the chair of the program and the Coordinator of Clinical Education.