The Department of Communication Disorders (CD) from Marshall University offers a bachelor of science degree in speech pathology. The undergraduate degree is a pre-professional degree that provides foundational knowledge required for graduate study in speech pathology. The entry level degree for speech pathology is the master's degree.
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A speech-language pathologist specializes in the evaluation, remediation, and prevention of communication disorders. Consistent with the mission of Marshall University and the College of Health Professions, the Department of Communication Disorders is committed to: Offering broad-based undergraduate education and specific career-based graduate education. Providing state-of-the-art, progressive, innovative education in the field of communication disorders to prepare the next generation of speech-language pathologists to take their place in a culturally diverse, global society. Providing the community access to excellent family-centered clinical services that integrates theory, research, and clinical practice. Preparing students to become life-long learners. Preparing students to contribute to both their profession and their community. Preparing students to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice. Vision Statement Our vision is for our undergraduate and graduate education to be recognized as a program of excellence for the state of West Virginia and the region and to prepare students to take their place as future professionals in the field of communication disorders.
Programme Structure All students who declare Communication Disorders (CD) as their major are initially classified as Pre-CD students. The first five courses in the program are open to all students. Upon completion of those courses, Pre-CD students may apply for admission to the undergraduate program. Applications for admission are due prior to April 30 of the year in which admission is sought. Admission to the program is required prior to enrolling in subsequent CD courses.
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements You need the following GPA score: Required score: 3 Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale). Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F). Category A: A grade of C or better in all pre-CD courses and faculty approval are guaranteed admission. Must meet all the following criteria: 3.0 or higher overall GPA 3.0 or higher MU GPA 3.0 or higher CD GPA* Category B: These applicants will be considered on a case by case basis as space is available and are eligible to apply to the CD program; however, admission to the program is not guaranteed. Must meet all the following criteria: 2.5 2.99 overall GPA 2.5 2.99 MU GPA 2.5 2.99 CD GPA*