Our Postbac Program has changed! We've redesigned and streamlined the curriculum.

- Shortened the program to 4 quarters (previously 5)
- Enhanced course sequencing and electives
- Provided an affordable fixed fee vs. per-credit tuition rate ($18,000 total tuition)


The Postbaccalaureate Bachelor of Science program in Speech and Hearing Sciences, at the University of Washington, is designed for students who want to pursue a clinical Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, but currently hold a degree outside the speech, language and hearing sciences discipline.

Individuals who earned a bachelor's degree or another advanced degree in a discipline other than speech and hearing sciences (also referred to as communication sciences or disorders) are not qualified to apply directly to a Master’s degree program in Speech-Language Pathology.

Completion of the 4 quarter Postbaccalaureate degree program provides students from outside disciplines with the necessary academic foundation to pursue graduate study and professional certification. The program provides coursework in normal hearing, speech and language development, speech acoustics, physiology and perception, hearing, as well as the nature of language, speech and hearing disorders in children and adults. The program also provides introductory knowledge of the clinical processes involved in the identification, prevention and remediation of these disorders.

Students completing the intensive Postbaccalaureate program earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from a top-ranked university and can apply directly to any Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology, including the two Master of Science degree programs at the University of Washington. While completion of the University of Washington Postbaccalaureate program does not guarantee admission into the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences Master of Science programs, it does qualify students for consideration.

All students accepted into the SPHSC Postbaccalaureate program must do the following:

  1. Meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to establish an academic plan
  2. Complete Postbac course requirements