First Year

Sp/Su (10 credits)

Second Year

Fall (1 credit)

Winter (1 credit)

Sp/Su (6 credits)

*course numbers for students in the severe emphasis




ComD Program Overview

The graduate program in ComD at BYU is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The program leads to the Master of Science (MS) degree and to the completion of all ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) requirements in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) pending the completion of a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY). Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to start your CFY and you will have met the requirements for a Utah school license.

Students entering the program with all undergraduate prerequisite courses completed typically take six semesters to complete the program, with spring and summer terms counting together as one semester. All students are required to complete all required courses, clinical assignments, and a thesis. The program is divided into roughly three equal areas: academic coursework, clinical practicum, and the thesis. It is strongly recommended that a student does not leave the geographical area or obtain full-time employment until all of the program requirements have been met. To do so will lead to increased time-to-graduation, sometimes up to one year.

Graduation Requirements

48 credits

  • 37 credits of coursework
  • 5 of clinical practicum
  • 6 credits of thesis

Minor (in related field): optional and in addition to all required major classes

Residence: see university residence requirements. Transfer of graduate courses taken elsewhere is not guaranteed and will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.



  • Pass ASHS Praxis exam in speech-language pathology
  • Oral defense of thesis

How to Apply

Submit Program Application

Application is made on-line at Graduate Studies

Submit Proper Documents

  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • 3 letters of recomendation
  • Letter of intent
  • GRE scores(View GRE Statistics)
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Application form and fee

Students that are admitted and have not taken all of the prerequisites of ComD graduate courses will have to complete those courses prior to taking many of the graduate courses or clinical experiences.


Careers in Communication Disorders

Graduate Studies