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Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Program

What is post-baccalaureate study in communication sciences and 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 (MS) 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. All post-bac students who meet admission criteria are admitted into the graduate program in speech-language pathology.

Learn with Minot State
All post-bac students who meet admission criteria are admitted into the graduate program in speech-language pathology.

  • 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.

For more information about the application process for the Post-Baccalaureate program, click here.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, speech-language pathologists earn a median pay of $84,140 per year.

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your communication sciences and 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.
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 and critical thinking skills
  • Patience, compassion, and empathy
  • Organization and flexibility

The Master’s of Science (MS) in distance and residential 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 (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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