Learn more from the
Communication Science and Disorders Graduate Prerequisite (Bridge) Program web site.
The Communication Science and Disorders Prerequisite Program was established to increase access to graduate training programs in Speech-language pathology. Students with undergraduate degrees in other fields must complete coursework represented by this prerequisite program before beginning graduate study in Speech-language pathology at Florida State University (FSU) or most other programs throughout the nation.
Accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Evening classes online
3 semesters (2 courses per semester)
Students who successfully complete the Bridge Program will obtain a broad foundational knowledge in the science of communication as well as the prerequisite coursework and all or the majority of clinical observation hours typically required for entry into most US graduate programs in Speech-language pathology.
These courses may not be offered every semester.
Provide proof of completion of a bachelor's degree in a field other than Communication Science and Disorders at a regionally accredited institution prior to starting the course sequence.
Submit the Bridge Program Application, complete the admissions essay (the prompt is given and will be scored with a rubric) and send transcripts to the School of Communication Science & Disorders as well as the University.
The program cost for the 2016-17 school year is $485.00 per credit hour plus applicable fees. This rate is for all incoming students regardless of location. For further questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the department.