February 18, 2022 | Glendale, AZ
Midwestern University’s College of Health Sciences is now offering a new entry point for professionals seeking to change careers to become speech-language pathologists (SLP). This new Leveling Track program provides potential students a direct pathway to the Speech-Language Pathology master’s degree program without returning to an undergraduate program for SLP-specific prerequisite courses. The new leveling track allows students with undergraduate degrees in majors other than Communication Sciences and Disorders to complete the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)-specific prerequisite courses online - at no additional cost - as part of their master’s degree.
Generally, students complete undergraduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders prior to applying for the SLP program; however, with the new Leveling Track, students who complete other undergraduate degrees (e.g., biomedical sciences, physical therapy, teaching, etc.) now have an avenue to gain their expected prerequisite knowledge as part of their master’s degree.
Students entering the Leveling Track complete Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing; Phonetics; Speech and Hearing Science; and Speech and Language Development online starting this summer. The Leveling Track courses require no additional tuition costs from students, and upon successful completion of the program, students will continue with the regular on-campus curriculum in the following fall quarter.