Admissions and Degree Requirements

ASHA (CFCC) Requirements

To obtain certification of clinical competency, candidates must fulfill all ASHA requirements which mandate amount and type of academic coursework, supervised clinical observation and practicum hours, passing all knowledge and skills competencies, a national examination, and a clinical fellowship experience following the successful completion of the requirements.

ASHA and CFCC also requires that students have completed one undergraduate course in each of the areas of biological sciences, physical sciences, math-based statistics, and behavioral/social sciences.

Knowledge and Skills (KASA) Assessment

By the time of graduation, students enrolled in the Section of Speech-Language Pathology are required to show competencies consistent with those of a beginning professional. Students' knowledge (coursework) and skills (practicum) competencies are entered/tracked via CALIPSO. Faculty members work with students in obtaining and documenting these competencies.

State Licensure

Each state determines its own requirements for licensure. Links to information about each state, its licensure requirements and speech-language associations are available on the ASHA website on their States Overview page. Students will fulfill the state licensure academic requirements upon graduation.