The COMDIS department offers an online asynchronous post-baccalaureate certificate for students that have earned a baccalaureate degree in any discipline other than communication sciences and disorders. This online asynchronous certificate allows a student with a bachelor's degree in another field to prepare for application to a master's degree program in speech-language pathology or audiology. Certificate courses follow a prescribed sequence for either 1 year full time or 2 year part time. Full time and part time students begin coursework in the fall semester.
Students must complete the 12 courses below (34 credits), which are all offered online.
The minimum requirements for admission to the Online Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-baccalaureate Certificate include a completed undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in undergraduate studies.
Instructions for applying to the COMDIS Online Post-Bacc Certificate:
Complete the UW System Online Application as a transfer student but make sure to state that you have already earned a Bachelor’s degree.
Apply to the COMDIS major and state that you only want the post bac certificate.
Applications should be received by July 1st for a fall start date. Applications received after July 1st will be considered on an individual basis.
Contact us to meet with a Communication Sciences and Disorders adviser to confirm a post-bac course plan based on transcript review. Provide a copy of your transcripts prior to meeting with the COMDIS adviser.
Attain permission to enroll in courses after meeting with COMDIS adviser.
Official transcripts confirming degree conferral and GPA are required.
If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.
International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.
If you compare our graduate tuition to other accredited schools who offer online classes, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.
What creates this value?
Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.