Basic science courses necessary to meet
U of M graduation, ASHA certification, and State Licensure
The MA and AuD programs both implement ASHA’s course distribution requirements for
biological, physical, and social/behavioral sciences: Acceptable courses in biological
sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g.,
biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics,
veterinary science). Acceptable courses in physical sciences should include physics
or chemistry. Acceptable courses in social/behavioral sciences should include psychology,
sociology, anthropology, or public health.
For the MA SLP, a stand-alone course in statistics is also required in compliance
with ASHA standards. Research methodology coursework in Communication Sciences and
Disorders may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
If you have not met the above requirements in your undergraduate program, you will
be required to complete them during your graduate program. Depending on how many of
these requirements have not been met, your graduate program may be extended. You may
want to consider completing this coursework prior to your first semester of graduate
Coursework in the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders is not required prior
to admission to the graduate program.