CAGS in Speech-Language Pathology

This is a 40-credit-hour advanced professional program in speech-language pathology for those interested in pursuing education beyond the master’s level. The program includes academic coursework, research, and advanced practica.

Admission Requirements

A master’s or doctoral degree or the equivalent with a major in speech-language pathology or a related field is required for admission. Applicants must have completed at least one year of successful professional work and preferably will hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or certification or its equivalent in an allied field.

Applicants must submit previous academic transcripts, scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test (institution code 3028), and three reference letters from individuals familiar with the applicant’s abilities and record.

Application Deadline

January 15 is the recommended date for submission of all application materials for fall admission; October 1 is recommended for spring admission.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 40 credits approved by the student’s faculty advisor is required for the CAGS. A maximum of 12 credits of coursework may be taken below the 700 level.


Since all CAGS programs are individually tailored to the needs and interests of the student, it is not possible to present a sample of a “typical” student’s program. Areas of interest may include such topics as medical speech-language pathology, the pedagogy of supervision, or specific research topics within the scope of SLHS faculty. The CAGS program may be completed on a part-time basis.