CSD Pre-requisite Coursework

Students with out-of-field undergraduate degrees are eligible to apply for the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology and will be admitted provisionally. Prior to enrollment in graduate-level courses, however, you must complete the following course sequence in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Marywood University.  You will also be required to make-up any deficiencies and basic science coursework as per the requirements of our accrediting body, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  The basic science courses may be taken at any accredited institution.  Any courses taken at institutions other than Marywood must be approved by the CSD Department Chairperson and/or Master’s Program Director.

Students must complete the 29 credit course sequence described below with an overall minimum grade point average of “B”.  Students must earn a minimum GPA of “B” in the Fall semester before being permitted to enroll for courses offered during the Spring semester.

CSD Pre-requisite Course Sequence




  CSD 164



  CSD 166

Anatomy & Physiology Speech/Hearing


  CSD 261

Speech Science


  CSD 265

Speech & Language Development


  CSD 265 L

Language Sample Analysis Lab


  CSD 266

Intro Language Disorders in Children


  CSD 270

Hearing Science


  CSD 271

Intro Articulation & Phon Disorders


  CSD 363

Audiology + Lab

   3 + 0

  CSD 364

Auditory Amplification & Aural Rehabilitation




29 credits  

In addition to the coursework listed above, students must have the appropriate documentation of 25 hours of clinic observation directed by an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist.

ASHA's minimum requirements for basic science coursework is as follows:
(These courses should be taken as an undergraduate student)

  • Biology:  3 credits (minimum)
  • Chemistry or Physics:  3 credits (minimum)
  • Math:  3 credit course in Statistics (minimum)
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences:  6 credits (minimum)

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Marywood offers the pre-requisite course sequence as follows:

Fall Semester

  • Phonetics
  • Speech & Language Development
  • Language Sample Analysis Lab
  • Audiology
  • Audiology Lab

Spring Semester

  • Anat & Phys Speech-Hearing
  • Speech Science
  • Hearing Science
  • Intro Language Disorders-Children
  • Intro Articulation & Phonological Disorders
  • Auditory Amplification & Aural Rehabilitation