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Communication Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Program

Offered: On campus

What is post-baccalaureate study in communication disorders?
This is an intensive one-year course that prepares you for graduate study in speech-language pathology. Your psychology, education, linguistics, human service, or pre-medicine degree will prepare you will for this program. Our post-bac program helps bridge the gap from your current undergraduate degree to the master's program.

It takes one year to complete the post-bac program with an optional summer clinical experience. Admission is competitive and applications are accepted throughout the year. As a post-bac student attending our program at Minot State, you are given special consideration for entrance into graduate studies.

Learn with Minot State
The majority of post-bac students are admitted into our speech-language pathology graduate program (100% this last academic year).

  • Minot State’s program is well known across the United States and Canada.
  • Take part in optional clinicals, where you will work directly with clients.
  • Participate in the National Student Speech Hearing Association and contribute to the community.
  • Tuition is reasonable and the education you will receive is top notch.

Contact Us:       askmsu@minotstateu.edu       1-800-777-0750 ext. 3350

Be inspired . . . earn our communication disorders post-baccalaureate

Our faculty and facilities
Our course work is rigorous, and our faculty are passionate about helping you succeed. Our graduates are well regarded and highly recruited both in the United States and Canada. Minot State has a newly remodeled outstanding clinical facility that includes voice, stuttering, AAC, language/articulation, and medical speech-language labs.
Get involved
The Minot Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is a student organization which fosters camaraderie among peers and engages in many community service projects. Post-bac students are encouraged be become a part of this active and engaged club.
Employment opportunities
In this high-impact career, you will make a positive difference in the lives of others. As a speech-language pathologist, your job, unlike most others, can change along with your desires and life circumstances.
  • Careers in speech-language pathology are top rated by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics predicts a strong job market.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites an average salary of $77,510 per year for careers in speech-language pathology.
Right for you?
For a career in speech-language pathology you will need to be a lifelong learner who is collaborative, open minded, and enjoys people. You will also need:
  • Strong academic and communication skills
  • A strong work ethic
  • Problem solving skills
  • Patience, compassion, and empathy
  • Organization and flexibility
Accreditation
The Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology at Minot State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing. Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.