Leveler Track

Why Leveler? 

If your bachelor’s degree is not in Speech-Language Pathology, you need to take a few extra courses to be prepared for your graduate coursework.

In this full-time, year-round track, you’ll take 87 credits (21 “leveler” credits and 66 graduate) two and a half years and leave prepared to enter the job market.


You are eligible for the leveler track if:

  1. You have a bachelor’s degree.
  2. You must have at least one 3-credit course in each of the following areas.  Classes from the Communication Sciences & Disorders discipline cannot be used to meet these foundational requirements.  We recommend that these courses be taken prior to enrollment; however, if they are not taken prior to enrollment they will be integrated into your course sequence which may result in extending your program.  These courses are a requirement to receive the M.S. degree from this department.

    • Biological Sciences (human anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy & neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science)
    • Physical Sciences (recommended:  physics, chemistry) (accepted:  astronomy, archaeology, forestry, geology, earth or environmental science)
    • Statistics (Standalone statistics course; research methodology not accepted;  Generally a course with the word "statistics" in the title from any department meets this requirement)
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health)

Course Offerings

For more information about the courses you will be taking and when, see our course sequence.

Specific information about these courses can be found in NAU’s course catalog.

Ready to apply?

Visit our admissions page.