Pursue a broad and practical course of study that will save you time and money on your way to a vocation in speech pathology and audiology.

This five-year program is an accelerated track that will give you everything you need to practice speech pathology or audiology or pursue doctoral studies.

Students entering the program must apply to the MA program after completing several prerequisite courses (see Admission Information), earn at least a 3.0 (B) average every semester. Students must also meet the essential functions required for professional practice (see FAQs).

Course Requirements

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Early admission

High school graduates interested in the Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPAUD) BA-MA Program are eligible for early admission to the SPAUD major at Calvin University. Students must have met the following criteria:

  • A composite ACT of equal to or greater than 28 or an SAT critical reading plus math score of equal to or greater than 1320.
  • A high school GPA of 3.8 or higher for US citizens.
  • Average marks of 91% or higher from a Canadian high school.
  • Students must submit their final early admission qualifying ACT or SAT and specify a SPAUD major either on their Calvin University application or by 1st day of classes freshman year in order to be awarded early admittion status.
  • Beginning with the class that will enter the BA-MA program in fall of 2018, to maintain early admission status an early admitted Calvin student must have:
    • Earned a cummulative GPA of 3.7 at the time of application (including the grade from SPAUD 343).
    • Earned at least a B+ in each of the prerequisite SPAUD courses at Calvin.
    • Met the essential functions required to practice as a speech-language pathologist.
    • Successfully completed a criminal background check, fingerprint check, and drug screen in the beginning of the MA program.

    Failure to meet these requirements means that students will lose early admission status.

    Regular admission

    Application to the MA Program for regular admission of undergraduate students at Calvin normally occurs during the junior year. Applications are due on January 15. Applicants who submit after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis only. Application forms are available in the SPAUD Department office. In order to apply to the SPAUD program, Calvin students must have:

    • At least junior standing at the application due date.
    • Completed the following prerequisite courses or be enrolled in at the application due date: SPAUD 101, 216,217,218,311,344,345. Biology 115, Statistics 143, and a Physics or Chemistry course.
    • A minimum overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 at the application due date.
    • Met the essential functions required to practice as a speech-language pathologist (see Essential Functions Requirements in the SPAUD student handbook for more information).
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