Speech-Language Pathology Coursework

The online Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) coursework is designed to allow rural and non-traditional students the opportunity to complete prerequisite undergraduate deficiencies necessary to pursue a graduate degree in Communication Disorders. Specifically, the series of courses are intended for students from another discipline to prepare for entry into a master's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology or a doctoral degree program in Audiology. There is no degree associated with the SLP program but rather a series of 12 courses totaling 34 credit hours. To begin, students should have completed all General Studies requirements or hold an undergraduate degree in a major other than Communication Disorders. For eventual SLP certification, a student must complete a master's degree and coursework addressing foundational knowledge outside the discipline of communication sciences and disorders that is generally obtained during undergraduate education, including coursework in the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Social/Behavioral Sciences


  • SLP Leveling Coursework application instructions

Program at a Glance


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"When I decided to pursue going back to school for speech-language pathology, I was apprehensive about the time and commitment it would require due to having an undergraduate degree in a different discipline. However, the University of Nebraska Kearney had the perfect leveling program to quickly jump start my future without feeling like I had to start all over. I was welcomed into an all online, leveling program where I had support throughout the entire process that helped me acquire everything that I needed to be eligible to apply for any master's program in speech-language pathology."

Tiffany Keomysay-Esparza

Speech Language Pathology, M.S.Ed.