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 MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Generally, 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 CSD 023 - Linguistics for Clinicians or 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 CSD 022 - Introduction to Phonetics or 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




Use this information for filling in the ASHA Undergraduate Requirements portion of the form, below.

ASHA Standard IV-A: The applicant must have demonstrated knowledge of the biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and the 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.
  • A stand-alone course in statistics is required.


  • Research methodology courses in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) may not be used to satisfy the statistics requirement.
  • A course in biological and physical sciences specifically related to CSD may not be applied for certification purposes to this category unless the course fulfills a university requirement in one of these areas.
  • A course in neuroanatomy/neurophysiology may count either for the ASHA Biology requirement or the UVM Neuroanatomy/Cognitive Neuroscience requirement, not both.

Please refer to the following ASHA URL for the most current information about Biology, Social Science, and Physical Sciences courses required for ASHA certification: ASHA Certification Information

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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