Postbac Advising Meetings (Please Register)
There will be two informational meetings for Individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in another field and would like to finish the necessary prerequisite coursework for entry into a Speech-Language Pathology Master's program. The meetings will be held in Eagleson Hall, Room 211 located at 1417 NE 42nd St., Seattle, WA 98105.
Thursday, October 22nd, at 11am to 12pm
Tuesday, November, 3rd at 3pm-4pm
Please register for the session you will attend here.
Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences
Postbaccalaureate Program Overview
The Postbaccalaureate Bachelor of Science program at the University of Washington Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is designed for students who want to pursue a clinical Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, but currently hold a degree outside the speech, language and hearing sciences discipline.
Individuals who earned a bachelor's degree or another advanced degree in a discipline other than speech and hearing sciences (also referred to as communication sciences or disorders) are not qualified to apply directly to a Master’s degree program in Speech-Language Pathology.
Completion of the year-long (5 quarter) Postbaccalaureate program provides students from outside disciplines with the necessary academic foundation in normal hearing, speech and language development, speech acoustics, physiology and perception, hearing, as well as the nature of language, speech and hearing disorders in children and adults and the clinical processes involved in the identification, prevention and remediation of these disorders.
Students completing the intensive Postbaccalaureate program earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from a top-ranked university and can apply directly to any Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology, including the two Master of Science degree programs at the University of Washington.
While completion of the University of Washington Postbaccalaureate program does not guarantee admission into the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences Master of Science programs, it does qualify students for consideration.