College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Non-Degree Seeking Students

MS Prerequisite Courses at ECU

A background in speech and hearing sciences is essential for the MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Post-baccalaureate students (students who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than SLP/Communication Sciences & Disorders) can enroll in undergraduate courses to complete pre-requisite courses for our Master’s degree programs.

  • This is NOT a degree program.
  • Prerequisite courses are NOT offered on a part-time basis. The course schedule is designed for all courses to be completed in two semesters (1 academic year).
  • Prerequisite courses are NOT part of the MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders program.
  • Students interested in enrolling in prerequisite courses should email their request to on March 1st.
  • Only 20 students are allowed to take the prerequisite courses on-line and 10 students on the ECU campus.
  • Students must meet minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Students must meet minimum GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) at the 30th percentile.
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts and GRE scores must be sent to when requesting to enroll in prerequisite courses.
  • If accepted to enroll in prerequisite courses, students will receive instructions to apply to the ECU Graduate School as a non-degree seeking student.
  • Students who apply to the Graduate School before receiving email confirmation of enrollment in the prerequisite courses will forfeit their application fee and may not get a seat in the courses.
  • For detailed information about enrolling in post-baccalaureate prerequisite courses, please download our GUIDE FOR PREREQUISITE COURSES (pdf).