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Pre-Professional Program Information

Speech-Language Pathology Emphasis or Audiology Emphasis

ISU offers a pre-professional program (post-baccalaureate) for students who graduated with a bachelor's degree or higher in another field or for those students whose bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders is 10 years or older. Please contact our department if your CSD coursework is older than 8 years to be sure we will accept it. The pre-professional program is available on both the Pocatello and Meridian campuses, as well as online. Enrolling in the pre-professional program will not guarantee you a seat in our graduate program.

This three semester (38-41 credits) program will prepare students to apply to our graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology or other accredited program in Communication Sciences & Disorders. The curriculum is rich in audiological coursework, typical speech and language development as well as disorders, and includes clinical courses designed to prepare the student to work with both children and adults in graduate training.

A department application is required for the pre-professional program. For application information to attend the Meridian campus or for online students considering a switch to the Meridian campus, please contact Michelle Campbell at or 208-373-1725.

The Pre-Professional courses are undergraduate courses, but for financial aid purposes, the courses are considered post-baccalaureate courses. Financial aid is available, if you qualify, through the financial aid department. If applying for financial aid, be sure to note on the financial aid application that this is a post-baccalaureate program and is required for entrance into a graduate program. If you have questions, please contact Financial Aid at 208-282-2756 or by email at See Program Costs for detailed tuition information.

There is a priority application date of March 15 of the year in which you would like to enroll (classes begin in late August), but we will also accept late applications. Please inquire with Jude Jones at if you are applying after March 15 to determine if applications are still being accepted.

Prior to applying to our online program, please check to see if your state is served.


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