University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

Prerequisite Course Completion Form

The following form must be completed by all applicants to the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Courses that have been taken seven or more years ago do not fulfill prerequisite requirements. If you have doubts about a course meeting one of the requirements, return a copy of the syllabus or catalog description with your form to Failure to return this form will delay our processing and assessment of your application.

Please fill in the following information:

First Name
Last Name
E-Mail Address


Before filling out the prerequisites you have completed, please refer to the chart below for a list of UVM course equivalents and course descriptions.

Course Descriptions and Equivalents for UVM Prerequisites
UVM Prerequisite Course UVM Course Equivalent Course Description Other Courses Accepted; Disallowed Courses
Linguistics LING 080 - Introduction to Linguistics Biological, cognitive & cultural bases of human communication through language. NOT Intro to Communication Disorders NOT Intro to Communication Sciences.
Phonetics LING 165 - Introduction to Phonetics Articulatory, acoustic & perceptual phonetics including IPA transcription Phonology; NOT Phonologic Disorders
Language Development CSD 094 - Development of Spoken Language Normal language acquisition Developmental psycholinguistics, Language Development
Speech & Hearing Science CSD 101 - Speech & Hearing Science Structure & function of respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, & auditory systems Anatomy & Physiology of Speech, Language & Hearing
Neuroanatomy CSD 281 - Cognitive Neuroscience Structure & organization of the human central nervous system related to cognition & language Human Neuroanatomy, Neurolinguistics; NOT Cognition
Statistics STAT 111 Elements of Statistics or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics Any college-level introduction to statistics; NOT Research Methods
UVM Prerequisite Courses Course Name and # College/University Semester Completed or Planned Grade in Course



Language Development

Speech & Hearing Sciences




Please refer to the table below for more information about courses required for ASHA certification. Refer to this table when filling in your information.

Undergraduate Requirements for ASHA Certification
Course Course Description
Biological Science Courses in botany, biology, zoology, genetics, nutrition
Social Science Courses in anthropology, economics, education, political science, sociology, psychology, history
Physical Science Courses in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, geology, astronomy
ASHA Required Course Course Name and # College/University Semester Completed or Planned Grade in Course
Biological Science

Social Science

Physical Science

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