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Speech-Language Pathology Leveling Program

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program welcomes all applicants, whether they have an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders or another field.

Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in CSD may apply through the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU for admission to complete leveling coursework. The graduate program audits the transcripts of applicants to determine if leveling coursework is required.

Applications are welcome from individuals who have leveled at other universities. Applicants who have leveled at other universities are encouraged to contact the graduate advisor at ACU to determine applicability of their leveling coursework.

Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in CSD or who do not meet leveling requirements will be required to complete 24 hours of leveling coursework and clinical observations before they will be eligible for admission to the M.S. in Speech- Language Pathology program. Once students have completed their leveling courses, they must reapply for admission to the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program.

Leveling coursework required at ACU includes the following:

  • CSD 225  Voice and Phonetics (Phonetic Transcription
  • CSD 319  Acoustics and Voice Science (Speech Science)
  • CSD 330  Normal Language Development
  • CSD 352  Audiology
  • CSD 353  Hearing Rehabilitation (Aural Rehabilitation)
  • CSD 356  Articulation and Phonologic Disorders
  • CSD 357  Organic and Neurogenic Disorders
  • CSD 371  Neurological Bases of Communication
  • CSD 481  Anatomical and Physiological Processes of Communication

All individuals, whether or not levelers, must have completed the following 3 hours each of coursework prior to ASHA certification:

  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science (Physics or Chemistry)
  • Social or Behavioral Science
  • Statistics
  • Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation

For additional questions regarding leveling work, please contact the department.