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Communication Disorders

Application Deadline

  • Fall: Jan 15
  • Contact Information

    136 TLRB
    Admission Requirements
    Additional Requirements
    • Personal qualifications will be considered
    • Volunteer and Work History
    • Resume
    • (There will be a written essay for those shortlisted to the interview stage)
    Program Requirements
    The discipline of speech-language pathology involves the study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech production mechanism, and the typical and atypical development of speech, articulation, voice, fluency, speech rate and rhythm, speech acoustics, speech perception, and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathology also includes the study of typical and atypical language development and language processing, the assessment of children’s language and related social and cognitive abilities, the treatment of language impairments, and the assessment and treatment of aphasia.

    Requirements for Degree.

    • Credit Hours 48: 37 hours of coursework, 5 hours of clinical practicum (ComD 688R), and 6 hours of thesis (ComD 699R)
    • Required courses: ComD 600610630633634636657658674675676679690R
    • Minor (in related field): optional and in addition to all required major classes.
    • Residence: see university residence requirements. Transfer of graduate courses taken elsewhere is not guaranteed and will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
    • Thesis.
    • Examinations: (A) pass ASHA Praxis exam in speech-language pathology; (B) oral defense of a thesis.
    Program Outcomes
    1. Applied knowledge in speech-language pathology
    Demonstrate applied knowledge in communication disorders, including typical and atypical speech and language across the lifespan and across diverse cultural and linguistic populations.

    2. Applied clinical skills in speech-language pathology
    Demonstrate competence in assessment, treatment, case management, and clinical writing related to clients presenting with various communication disorders across the lifespan and across diverse cultural and linguistic populations.

    3. Research skills in speech-language pathology
    Demonstrate competence in (a) synthesizing, analyzing, and reporting communication disorders research and (b) applying evidence-based practice.

    Program Stats
    Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
    Total Students 71.0
    International 3.0
    Male 1.0
    Female 70.0
    LDS 71.0
    BYU Undergraduate 47.0
    Five Year Average of Graduated Students
    Average Years to Degree 1.89
    Graduated Per Year 18.2
    GMAT Quantitative Percentile 67.5
    Five Year Average of Admitted Students
    Applied Per Year 25.8
    Admitted Per Year 18.2
    Percent Admitted 70.54
    Average GPA 3.81