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Post Baccalaureate Program in Communication Disorders

Eastern Washington University's post baccalaureate program in Communication Disorders is a cooperative program with Washington State University, called the University Programs in Communication Disorders (UPCD), located in the Health Sciences Building at the Riverpoint campus in Spokane, WA. 

The two programs share facilities, faculty and resources to create a challenging and rewarding educational experience. Both programs follow the semester system, which begins in late August and ends in early May.

The post baccalaureate program is designed to prepare the student with course content applicable to the pursuit of a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders (COMD). The post baccalaureate option is for graduates from any discipline. The post baccalaureate student will study selected courses from the undergraduate curriculum, Course Schedule for the entire post baccalaureate year assuming full-time enrollment. Most students complete the program in one year if they attend full-time.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Applications for post baccalaureate study are accepted March 15 to May 15th with confirmation required by July 1st.

Application Process:

Students who would like to be considered for admission into the Communication Disorders Post Baccalaureate Program must meet the admissions requirements of both the University and the Communication Disorders Post Baccalaureate Program.
The application process is a two-part process. You need to apply to Eastern Washington University and you need to apply to Communication Disorders. Post Baccalaureate students are considered undergraduates for the University application.

The application deadline for fall 2015 is May 15, 2015

To complete your application:

  • Apply online to Eastern Washington University
  • Complete the Communication Disorders application form and contact the Post Baccalaureate Advisor, Dr. Donald Fuller at dfuller@ewu.edu to set up an advising appointment. Bring unofficial transcripts with you for the advising appointment.
  • Official transcripts should be submitted to EWU Office of Admissions at:
    Eastern Washington University
    Office of Admissions 
    304 Sutton Hall
    Cheney WA 99004-2444


The post baccalaureate program is on the semester schedule. This means the program begins approximately the third week of August and ends early May. Required courses for the profession are guided by the knowledge and skills outcomes of the certification standards for the CCC-SLP as set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Required courses for the profession are guided by the knowledge and skills outcomes of the certification standards for the CCC-SLP as set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). See the ASHA website at http://www.asha.org for further information.

The student must also demonstrate course work for each of the following areas: biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and the social/behavioral sciences. Beginning Fall 2014 the catalog states that the appropriate course work in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences. Acceptable courses in physical sciences should include physics or chemistry. Acceptable social/behavioral sciences courses should include psychology, sociology, anthropology or public health. Course work in math must include a statistics course. The supporting courses can be fulfilled at Eastern or at other colleges or universities.

Acceptance into the post baccalaureate program does not guarantee the student automatic acceptance into the graduate program in Communication Disorders. Post baccalaureate students must apply for graduate study upon completion of the curriculum.

What will I study?

The post baccalaureate option is designed for graduates from any discipline. The post baccalaureate student will study selected courses from the undergraduate curriculum.

Course Schedule for the entire post-baccalaureate year (assuming full-time enrollment).

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