Individuals interested in professional employment as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist must earn a graduate degree in speech-language pathology (M.A. or M.S.) or audiology (Au.D.).
The post-baccalaureate prerequisite sequence in speech-language pathology and audiology at Western Michigan University is designed for individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree in an area other than communication disorders or speech pathology and audiology and wish to prepare for future graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. Upon completion of the two semester sequence, students will have completed the prerequisite coursework necessary for application to most graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology.
Those interested in pursuing a graduate degree in audiology (Au.D.) may be eligible to apply directly to WMU's graduate program and should seek advising from the graduate advisor in audiology prior to applying to the post-baccalaureate prerequisite sequence.