(Pre-Professional Phase + Professional Phase)
Students who hold a bachelor's degree outside of communication sciences and disorders may apply to a post-baccalaureate program of study. Based on an applicant’s previous academic history an individualized program of pre-professional study is developed that will ensure each person has the requisite course work and background for admission to our graduate program. Typically a post-baccalaureate program of study can be completed in one calendar year. That year may consist of two or three semesters of sequential study.
To meet national certification requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), prospective graduate students must have completed coursework in: biological science, physical science, social science, and mathematics (statistics preferred).
Applicants seeking Pennsylvania teacher certification also must have completed special education courses equivalent to GSPED 503: Social Justice & Empowerment: Special Education and GSPED 603: Response to Intervention.
The course work required by ASHA and the Pennsylvania Department of Education will be included in the post-baccalaureate program of study. Admission to our graduate program is guaranteed for students who successfully complete their post-baccalaureate program of study including all pre-clinical requirements. Re-application is NOT required. The transition to our graduate program (professional phase) is seamless.
Application to Duquesne University’s post-baccalaureate SLP program is a two step process.
First, applicants must complete the on-line centralized application by February 1. 2013. To be complete an applicant must also submit to CSDCAS ALL college/university transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. For the personal statement please address the following: "What are your career goals and how would the program at Duquesne University assist you in achieving those goals? Also, discuss anything in your background that you think would be relevant to your application for admission." Additionally, all fees must be paid to CSDCAS.
Second, applicants must complete a free supplemental Duquesne University application. This supplemental application should take no more than five minutes to complete. Please do not complete the supplemental application until after you have completed the CSDCAS application, and have paid the required fees to CSDCAS. The supplemental application allows us to process the CSDCAS application. There are a couple of important points for you to remember. When asked which term (semester) you are applying for indicate ‘Fall’; that is the only semester the SLP program starts. Also, if you are applying to the SLP Post-Baccalaureate program, indicate ‘SLP Post-Bacc’ when asked. The SLP graduate program is for applicants who will have completed all the required pre-professional course work at the end of the current academic year.
Applicants to the post-baccalaureate program do not need to submit GRE scores.
Applications that are totally complete by January 20th will be considered for the first round of offers which will be made in early-to-mid March. The CSDCAS deadline for Duquesne University is February 1, 2013. This is the last date when an applicant can submit their on-line application. If an applicant does not submit their on-line application prior to the deadline, they will not be able to apply to our program. PLEASE NOTE that the CSDCAS deadline has nothing to do with transcripts or letters of recommendation. Applicants must submit their transcripts and letters of recommendation within approximately two weeks of the deadline else they will not be processed.
Before filling out the on-line application read the Frequently Asked Questions and Instruction pages on the CSDCAS web site.
Questions about the on-line application should be directed to CSDCAS Customer Service at 617.612.2030 or at email@example.com
For questions about the Speech-Language Pathology program or to visit the Department, please contact us at 412.396.4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org