Leveling Program

CSD welcomes all applicants for their graduate program, whether they have an undergraduate degree in CSD or another field. The graduate program audits the transcripts of applicants to determine if leveling coursework is required.  Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in CSD or whom do not meet leveling requirements will be required to complete 24 hours of leveling coursework and clinical observations before they will be eligible for admission to the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Leveling students must reapply for admission to the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders program.

Applications are welcome from individuals who have leveled at other universities.  Applicants who have leveled at other universities are encouraged to contact the graduate advisor at ACU to determine applicability of their leveling coursework.

Leveling coursework required at ACU includes the following:

COMP 225Voice and Phonetics (Phonetic Transcription)
COMP 319Acoustics and Voice Science (Speech Science)
COMP 330Normal Language Development
COMP 352Audiology
COMP 353Hearing Rehabilitation (Aural Rehabilitation)
COMP 356Articulation and Phonologic Disorders
COMP 357Organic and Neurogenic Disorders
COMP 481Anatomical and Physiological Processes of Communication
All individuals, whether or not levelers, must have completed the following 3 hours each of coursework prior to ASHA certification: 
Biological Science
Physical Science
Social or Behavioral Science
Aural Rehabilitation
For additional questions regarding leveling work, please contact the department
Application Deadline:
 Fall 2017
  • Jan 15, 2017

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