Earn Speech Language & Hearing Sciences Academic Credit in California's Top Program
U.S. News and World Report ranked San Diego State University's Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) graduate program No. 1 in California and No. 24 in the nation. In another report, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Speech-Language Pathologist profession No. 8 best job in America for 2020.
To meet the demand for this renowned program and the potential career opportunities, SDSU offers the online Speech-Language Pathology Essentials program.
- Eight-week online courses
- Led by lecturers from SDSU's SLHS department
- Geared toward working professionals
- SLP students have exclusive access to "How to Apply for an SLP Graduate Program" Webinar
- Take only the courses you need, based on interest or graduate program prerequisites
This credit program prepares students to apply to graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology. Students may take individual courses as needed to meet prerequisite requirements for their desired graduate program.
|SLHS 0300 Introduction to Language Science||3||1/10-3/6||5/2-6/26||8/22-10/16||✔|
|SLHS 0305 Hearing Science||3||1/10-3/6||5/2-6/26||8/22-10/16, 10/17-12/11||✔|
|SLHS 0320 Phonetics||3||1/10-3/6, 3/7-5/1||6/27-8/21||10/17-12/11||✔|
|SLHS 0321 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech||4||1/10-3/6||5/2-6/26||8/22-10/16||✔|
|SLHS 0340 Principles of Audiology
Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 305
|SLHS 0511 Aural Rehabilitation *beginning summer 2022
Prerequisite: SLHS 320 and SLHS 340
|SLHS 0512 Phonological Acquisition and Disorders
Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 320
|SLHS 0513 Foundations of Speech-Language: Development
Prerequisite: SLHS 300, 320, and 321
|SLHS 0514 Foundations of Speech-Language: Differences and Disorders in Children
Prerequisite: SLHS 513
|SLHS 0539 Neuroanatomy and Disorders of Speech and Language
Prerequisite: SLHS 300, 305, and 321
*Cost $345/unit, schedule and dates subject to change.
**Courses run 8 weeks, two sessions per term with registration typically open six weeks prior to the first session in the term.
While we welcome out-of-state students, SDSU Global Campus currently cannot accept applications from students residing in the specific states. Please check back often, as this list of approved states does change. View the list of authorized states here.
The SLP Essentials program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a four-year institution, however the program is not open to students currently enrolled in an SDSU degree program. Completing SLP Essentials courses does not guarantee entry into any SDSU degree program.
Principles of speech production and practical skills in discriminating and transcribing sounds of various dialects in English and other languages, as well as clinical populations. Competency in IPA broad and narrow transcription, classification of speech sounds, and patterns of speech
March 7 - May 1
Prerequisite: Grade of C (2.0) or better in SLHS 305.
March 7 - May 1
Theoretical, methodological, and technical issues related to facilitating receptive and expressive communication in individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Emphasizes multidisciplinary case management of children.
Prerequisite(s): SLHS 320, SLHS 340.