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Admissions Criteria - Post Bachelor's

Post Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology Program
Admissions Process


Students interested in the Post Bachelor Speech-Language Pathology Program must complete and submit an Admissions Application by the deadline specified below.  Applications are issued in Room #125 Augustus Blanks Hall and via email if you meet the departmental requirements.  For Fall semester, the deadline to received completed application and supporting documentation is April 1.  For Spring Semester, the deadline is October 1.  All materials are due in the Speech-Language Pathology office by 5:00PM on the deadline specified.  It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide the information needed to evaluate his/her application.  Applications are reviewed by the departmental faculty as they are received.  The applicant’s request for admission will not be reviewed until the applicant’s file contains the necessary documents.  If you are using the US mail, your application should be sent to.



We invite you to review our program information before reaching out to us.  You may contact us for more information at:  We also invite you to attend one of our information sessions or our Annual Open House, which is usually held Fall and Spring Semesters.  You may also visit us on our campus.  Special arrangements can be made to speak with students interested in the program.  It is best to call ahead and make an appointment for a meeting and/or tour. Virtual sessions can also be made available.



APPLYING TO The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Post-Bachelor’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology


Step 1- Submit an unofficial copy of your transcript and the Info Request Application Form for the Post Bachelor’s Degree Program.  Please note: we encourage all applicants to begin the admissions process by submitting their application as early as possible.  Waiting until the program application deadline may decrease your chances of acceptance into the program.  If accepted, all official transcripts must be received by the department before you can be assigned an Academic Advisor as soon as possible in order to register for classes.

Step 2-Submit the Info Request Application Form

Step 3-International Students are encouraged to begin the transcript evaluation process early and before completing the application.  For information about Admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission) please contact the following offices links below:

Undergraduate Admissions

The International Students Office was established to assist the F-1 International Students in meeting various U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements throughout the study period and provide information designed to facilitate the adjustment of International Students to life in the United States and Southern University. 

The International Students Office serves as the final phase once the International Student has been admitted into the University (Undergraduate Admission Office and Graduate School Admission Office) by determining their compliance with the University and/or U.S. Government regulations, laws, policies and their ability to finance their program at Southern University and A&M College.


Step 4: Minimum 3.0 GPA as recorded on your final bachelor’s degree transcript.  3.0 GPA must be met at the time of application submission. Transcripts with a GPA below 3.0 will not be reviewed.


Step 5: Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in field other than Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related field.


Step 6:  Once you submit the Post Bachelor’s Degree Interest Form and meet all of the requirements in Steps 1-8 you will be sent an application for admission electronically.


Step 7: Submit Application for Admission to the designated email address provided to you electronically.


Step 8: Please submit your official final transcript with your undergraduate degree posted.  Transcripts can be sent electronically to or mailed to the address above.


Step 9: Two letters of recommendation, from an academic and professional source.


Step 10: Resume


Step 11: An essay to express your reasons to enroll in our Post bachelor’s degree

program.  Your essay should include the following:

Why you are interested in pursuing a degree in speech pathology.



Please note- Your Interview

We require an interview before you are admitted into the program as part of the admission process and will contract the prospective student to make arrangements once the application has been reviewed.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the Southern University campus for these appointments if possible.  If the student is unable to come to the interview in person, a virtual interview is also a possible alternative option.  Please make arrangements with the department when they contact you regarding your interview.


Admission Decisions

The admission committee will notify you of your application status once your application has been reviewed and acted on by the department.  It is important that your contact information is current. The Department Chairperson will call and email with acceptance decisions once they have been made.  All students will receive a follow up letter from the Department Chairperson addressed and sent to the contact information on file or email option.





Transfer students may be admitted to the Speech-Language Pathology Program if they meet all admission criteria for the department.  Please note that the University Admission Requirements will differ from the departmental requirements.  Transfer credits for freshman level courses are evaluated and accepted by the University Admission Office.  Transfer credit for courses in Speech-Language pathology from another university will be evaluated by the Department Chairperson and Admission Committee in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Prior to evaluation the application must provide a course syllabus, catalog description and any other information requested that may be needed to complete the application process.


Department Contact
Phone: 225-771-2449

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