Graduate Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.)

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

 

Admissions and Advising Information

 

Prerequisites for Graduate Training in Communication Sciences and Disorders

If you are interested in one of our graduate programs and currently hold a degree in a field other than Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology, please see our Post Bachelor Program page for information on pre-requisites for admission to our graduate degree programs.

 

 

What is the M.A. Degree with a Major in Speech-Language Pathology?

The M.A. degree with a major in Speech-Language Pathology is the entry-level degree that is required to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Information on careers in Speech-Language Pathology is available from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Master of Arts with a major in Speech-Language Pathology at Wayne State University is designed to prepare students to meet ASHA certification requirements and Michigan state licensure requirements for entering clinical practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

The M.A. degree program in Speech Language Pathology at Wayne State is a full-time program that begins in the fall semester and is completed in 5-6 consecutive semesters (2 years). For further program details, click here.

The M.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: 800-498-2071.  

Master List of Courses Required for the MA-SLP Program


For information on how to apply for the M.A. degree program: Click here

 

What is the Au.D. Degree?

The Au.D or Doctor of Audiology degree is the entry-level degree that is required to practice as an Audiologist.

Information on careers in Audiology is available from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Au.D. degree program at Wayne State University is designed to prepare students to meet Michigan state licensure requirements for entering clinical practice as an Audiologist. In addition, students may optionally complete the requirements for ASHA certification.

The Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology) degree program at Wayne State is a full-time program that begins in the fall semester and is completed in 11 consecutive semesters (4 years). For further program details, click here.

The Professional Doctorate program in Audiology (Au.D.) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),  2200 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: 800-498-2071.  

 

For information on how to apply for the Au.D. degree program: Click here

 

What is the Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders?

While the M.A.-SLP and Au.D. degrees are entry-level clinical training programs, the Ph.D. degree is a research degree.

The intent of the Ph.D. is to prepare individuals to conduct original research in an area related to speech-language pathology, audiology and/or other areas related to normal and disordered speech, language and hearing.

Individuals who complete the Ph.D. degree are prepared for academic, research and/or advanced clinical practice careers within the field of communication sciences and disorders.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State is a full-time or part-time program. For further program details, click here.

Students interested in applying for this program should contact the PhD Program Coordinator at PhDinCSD@wayne.edu

The PhD degree at Wayne State University does not include a path to clinical certification or licensure.

ASHA's 'FAQs About Pursuing a PhD'

The PhD Project's 'What is a PhD?'


For information on how to apply for the Ph.D. degree program: Click here

 

Additional Questions?

For advising information, click here.

Admissions information:

Or email Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Admissions at csdgradapplications@wayne.edu.  

 

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Department Location

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located at (click here for a campus map):

207 Rackham Building, 60 Farnsworth

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI, 48202

Phone: 313-577-3339; Fax: 313-577-8885

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Wayne State University (WSU) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all of its operations, employment status, educational programs and related activities.  As part of WSU, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders adheres to this same policy for faculty and students as well as for clients of the department's clinics. Students, faculty, staff and persons served in the department's clinics are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner—that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or status as a covered veteran.

 
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