Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate of Pre-SLP), Certificate

Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate of Pre-SLP), Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
California State University Northridge’s Certificate of Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate of Pre-SLP) is designed for college graduates who (a) desire careers in the rapidly growing field of speech-language pathology but did not major in Communication Disorders and Sciences or Speech-Language Pathology as undergraduates, and (b) do not have pre-requisite coursework necessary for admission to a master’s program.

About

The two-year Certificate of Pre-CDS program prepares program completers to meet the admissions curriculum criteria for the California State University Northridge Master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences.

The Certificate of Pre-SLP Program is an academically rigorous program and students hoping to be accepted into Communicative Disorders graduate programs should carefully and honestly evaluate their potential for excelling in their coursework and maintaining a high GPA based on their previous academic performance, their current load of additional responsibilities outside the educational arena, and their motivation. For further discussion, students should work closely with their academic advisors.

Features of the Program
  • The Certificate of Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate of Pre-SLP) program at California State University Northridge
  • The Certificate of Pre-CDS is taught in the cohort format, which ensures on-time completion, facilitates the development of networking relationships with fellow students, and maximizes interaction with faculty.
  • Students who satisfactorily complete the Pre-CDS program and meet the automatic entrance criteria are eligible for automatic admission into CSUN’s online Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences: Speech-Language Pathology program.
  • Because Certificate of Pre-CDS courses are taught by faculty who also teach in CSUN’s CDS master’s program, students who plan to enter this degree program are able to develop learner-mentor relationships with their future CDS professors.
  • Certificate of Pre-CDS also provides an excellent foundation for entry into CSUN’s online Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Fieldwork Experience certificate program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Certificate of Pre-SLP courses and sequence:
  • Hearing Science
  • Speech & Language Development
  • Speech Science
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology & Articulatory Disorders
  • Auditory Habilitation
  • Audiometry & Hearing Conservation
  • Voice & Fluency Disorders
  • Diagnostic Methods in Communication Disorders
  • Language Disorders I

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To be admitted to the Certificate of Pre-SLP program, applicants must possess:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in any field of study.
  • No less than a 2.5 GPA in the last 60 semester/90 quarter academic units attempted, independent of when the bachelor's degree was granted.
    • The entire academic term in which the 60-90 units began will be used in this calculation. Postgraduate course work is included in the calculation only if it consists of standard academic offerings at the upper-division level (third year/junior level or above).
    • Nonstandard credit offerings (professional training, CEU courses, non-degree or other professional credit) are not included in the calculation.
    • Participants with less than a 2.5 GPA will not be considered for the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22290 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22290 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    22290 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22290 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    22290 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22290 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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