The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a speech-language pathology post-baccalaureate program for students with a degree in another discipline to prepare for application to graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology.

The speech-language pathology post-baccalaureate program in communication sciences and disorders is a non-degree program. The post-bacc course sequence provides in-depth study of normal speech, language and hearing processes, and a background orientation to disorders of communication.


Admissions Information

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Why Complete Your Speech-Language Pathology Post-Baccalaureate at Pacific University?

Fully online (asynchronous), in-person, or hybrid program options

All admitted post-baccalaureate students receive one-on-one advising from dedicated faculty. Students can choose between fully online, hybrid, or in-person programs lasting between one and two years. In the fully online program, students can complete course requirements on their own schedule, accommodating for work and/or caregiving responsibilities. We understand the real-life responsibilities of our students and strive to create a learning environment that supports the learning process. Our post-bacc program is designed to meet the requirements of admission into graduate school for speech-language pathology.

All courses taught by Pacific’s award-winning faculty

All courses in the post-baccalaureate program are taught by Pacific University’s award-winning faculty. Instructors are academic and clinical faculty from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the School of Audiology. Our faculty has received national and state awards for teaching in higher education, professional advocacy and service in the community. The instructors also teach our graduate level courses, so post-bacc students are learning from the same faculty as our graduate students.

Full-time or part-time options available

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific understands the demands and responsibilities of school and life. Students can start the post-bacc program in the Fall or Spring semester and we offer full-time and part-time program options to fit your needs. Admitted students will meet with an advisor to discuss your options and identify a program plan that is individualized to your current needs and future plans. Many of our post-bacc students go on to apply for graduate school to become speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Our program provides you with the necessary coursework that most graduate programs require for admission.

Prospective and current students should note that admission to graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology is highly competitive. We offer advising and support to students and both prospective and current students are strongly encouraged to contact individual graduate programs to verify needed pre-requisites and determine the extent to which they are likely to be a competitive applicant for that graduate program. Successful completion of the coursework offered through this speech pathology post-baccalaureate program does not guarantee successful admission to graduate programs at Pacific University or any other graduate program nationally or internationally.

Speech-Language Pathology Post-Baccalaureate Tuition and Financial Aid

Our full program is 29 credits and it is the only fully online program available in Oregon and SW Washington. We seek to be transparent about the cost of attendance and financial aid opportunities.

Post-bacc students are eligible for financial aid when they maintain certain requirements. Our Financial Aid team can help you understand your options for financing the program.

The Frequently Asked Questions overview is a good resource to review for information about coursework, schedules and more.


The College of Education is excited to announce two leadership updates for the School of Learning and Teaching and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Amanda Stead

Stead is the coordinator of the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders’ simulation program and is credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).

Kerry Mandulak

She has taught students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, collaborated on senior capstone projects with students in the CSD minor, and investigated the feasibility and outcomes of holistic review for graduate admissions in order to diversify the future CSD workforce.