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During junior year, students can apply for Early Graduate Admission to start graduate coursework and clinics during their senior year. Students save time and money with courses that count toward both degrees. Here are the most frequently asked questions about the program.

When do I apply?

During your Junior year by January 1

When are admissions decisions made?

By January 15

What courses would I take during my senior year? 

Fall Semester

  • SPLP 408 Organic Disorders (3cr)
  • SPLP 420 Undergraduate Clinic (3cr)
  • Any remaining undergraduate requirements (6cr)
  • SPLP 610 Graduate Pediatric Speech and Language 1 (3cr)

Spring Semester

  • SPLP 611 Graduate Pediatric Speech and Language 2 (3cr)
  • SPLP 614 Graduate Swallowing Disorders (3cr)
  • SPLP 615 Graduate Evidence-Based Practices in CSD (3cr)
  • SPLP 661 Graduate Treatment Clinic (2cr) and Staffing
  • SPLP 663 Graduate Hearing Clinic (1cr) and Staffing

Graduate courses taken during the senior year will count as both undergraduate and graduate credits on your transcript. You will pay the undergraduate tuition rate for those courses. 

What courses would I take in graduate school?

Semester 1 - Fall Semester

  • SPLP 618 Voice Disorders (3cr)
  • SPLP 632 Neurogenic Disorders (3cr)
  • SPLP 662 Diagnostic Clinic (2cr) and Staffing
  • SPLP 661 Treatment Clinic (3cr) and Staffing

Semester 2 - Spring Semester

  • SPLP 644 Professional Issues (2cr) online (with DE fees)
  • SPLP 798 Pediatric Internship (6cr)

Semester 3 - Summer Semester

  • SPLP 616 Fluency and Motor Speech Disorders (3cr)
  • SPLP 635 Graduate Literacy (1cr)
  • SPLP 642 Cancer and Craniofacial Disorders (2cr)
  • SPLP 643 Counseling in SLP (1cr)
  • SPLP 664 Simulation Clinic (1cr)

Semester 4 - Fall Semester

  • SPLP 635 AAC (3cr) online (with DE fees)
  • SPLP 796 Adult Healthcare Internship (6cr)

When would I graduate with my master's degree? 

The early admission program allows you to graduate in December after four semesters of graduate school. Our graduate program usually takes five semesters to complete, but you complete 15 credits while you are an undergraduate student.

What are the advantages of the Early Graduate Admission program?

Students save money: You begin graduate coursework during your senior year, paying undergraduate tuition. Because you graduate earlier, you start your start earning a salary earlier. 

Students save time: You graduate a semester earlier than your peers on the traditional graduate school path. 

Students participate in specialized experiences: You become part of a small cohort (typically eight students) with a specialized school internship and increased collaboration opportunities. You get to know a few cohorts of traditional graduate students, increasing your professional connections for the future.