Apply for a Postbaccalaureate in Communication Disorders and Sciences

The communication disorders and sciences (CDS) postbaccalaureate program is not a degree-granting program, and the application review is not a competitive process. All students with a documented undergraduate degree are accepted without a cap to the number accepted.

Postbaccalaureate status allows students to begin course work in the program without the extensive admissions procedure required for graduate school.

There is no guarantee that, upon completion of course work, a student will be admitted to this CDS master’s program.

Postbaccalaureate courses are designed to be taken in a sequence (beginning with fall term) and are offered only once an academic school year.

Therefore, students should start their postbaccalaureate program in the fall term.

Application Deadline

Applications for fall term admission are due no later than July 31.

Applications are accepted anytime before July 31, but are only reviewed by the department in early June and early August.

Application Instructions and Deadlines

  • Students should apply for undergraduate postbaccalaureate status through UO Admissions.
    • No separate communication disorders and sciences program application is required
    • All applications are managed by UO Admissions and approved by the communication disorders and sciences program in early June and early August.
  • Applicants are required to submit:
    • Application
    • One-page statement of purpose summarizing your background and interest in speech-language pathology
    • All undergraduate transcripts