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Speech, language, and hearing science courses offered as graduate school prep

The Northwestern University School of Communication program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) are collaborating on speech, language, and audiology courses.

Students gathered around a mobile device Courses include online and classroom options, and have been developed to prepare those interested in graduate study in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. Students coming from other courses of study may fulfill prerequisite courses for graduate school. "These courses are ideal for individuals who need to complete CSD leveling courses for application and admission to graduate school," said Stacy Kaplan, senior lecturer and director of advising for Northwestern’s master’s program in Speech, Language, and Learning. "Additionally, they are great for undergrads interested in CSD and as refresher courses for graduate school-bound students."

Enrolling students do not have to be Northwestern alumni or students attending Northwestern programs in the future. Courses are open to any interested student.

The summer courses are offered at a competitive price, and run from June 24 through August 17.

Courses offered online on a flexible schedule:

  • CSD 301 Anatomy and Physiology of the Vocal Mechanism
  • CSD 305 Phonetics

Classroom courses offered on Evanston Campus:

  • CSD 392 Language Development and Usage (Tues and Thurs, 6-8 p.m.)
  • CSD 318 Introduction to Audiology (Mon, Wed, and Fri, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. + lab TBA)
  • CSD 465 Hearing Impairment (Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs, 12-2 p.m.)

If you are interested in enrolling in any of these summer offerings and are not already enrolled at Northwestern, please email for information and help with enrollment. Learn about these continuing opportunities at SCS.

The Northwestern University Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is home to undergraduate, professional, and doctoral research programs that explore the science of human speech, hearing, and learning and seek new and more effective ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat related communication disorders.