Communication Sciences and Disorders

Application Process

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CMSD) Post Baccalaureate Program


Apply to EWU

The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CMSD) is an accelerated 10-month program, designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and need to complete the pre-requisites (leveling courses) necessary to apply for a master’s degree program in CMSD at Eastern Washington University or another institution. This Post-Baccalaureate CMSD program is essential for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders.

Apply and confirm acceptance to Eastern Washington University

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0


Complete the CMSD Application

Complete the Secondary Application for Admission to Undergraduate Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Application Period: March 20 – June 30, 2023
Fall semester classes start August 21, 2023


Submit Official transcripts

The application process is a two-part process. You need to 1) apply to Eastern Washington University and you need to 2) apply to Communication Sciences and Disorders department. Post Baccalaureate students are considered undergraduates for the University application.

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.

Acceptance into the post baccalaureate program does not guarantee the student automatic acceptance into the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Post baccalaureate students will need to apply for graduate study at EWU or another institution upon completion of the curriculum.


Pay $45 Application Fee

  • Follow the link below to submit department application fee.

CMSD Application Payment Link

About the Program

Eastern Washington University’s post-baccalaureate program in Communication Sciences and 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 Spokane campus at 310 N Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WA. (This collaborative program will end the summer of 2023, and EWU will then have a stand alone program.)

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 Sciences and Disorders (CSD). 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.

Students must also demonstrate course work for each of the following areas: biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and the social/behavioral sciences. 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.

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: for further information.

Post-Baccalaureate CMSD Course Schedule

Fall Semester

Mid Aug - DecCourse Title*Cr
CMSD 304S (.40 or .41)Phonetics3
CMSD 321S (.40 or .41)Anatomy of Physiology Speech Production3
CMSD 331S (.40 or .41)Language Development3
CMSD 371S (.40 or .41)Hearing –Disorders3
CMSD 422S.41 (.40 or .41)Neuroanatomy3
CMSD 473S (.40 or .41)Aural Rehabilitation3

Spring Semester

Jan - Early MayCourse Title*Cr
CMSD 320S (.40 or .41)Speech & Hearing Science3
CMSD 357S (.40 or .41)Language Impairment3
CMSD 358S (.40 or .41)Speech Sound Disorders3
CMSD 372S (.40 or .41)Audiometry3
CMSD 461S.40Clinical Methods2

*The reported credits are semester credits: 3 semester credits equals 4.5 quarter credits.
Although not likely, the course schedule is subject to change.