Overview of the graduate program
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.