Undergraduate Accelerated Masters

About The Accelerated Five-Year Master’s Degree Program

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD) accelerated five-year Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language-Pathology pathology allows student to complete both pre-professional level and professional level (culminating in a Master’s degree) training in five years with the required credential for entry into the professional field of speech-language pathology. Students complete all required undergraduate level general education courses along with pre-professional courses.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder currently admits new students into the Accelerated Five-Year Program. The accelerated program is designed for students who are beginning their undergraduate experience.  The five-year accelerated program in Speech-Language Pathology offers a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, exclusively without an option of earning a bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate Five-Year Accelerated Masters Admissions

The accelerated program is designed for students who (1) recognize their interest in pursuing advanced training in speech-language pathology at the beginning of their undergraduate experience.

Criteria includes:

  1. Have earned a high school or college average of a 3.5 GPA or better.
  2. Can maintain a grade point average once admitted to the program at Howard University of 3.0 GPA or better.
  3. Are motivated to complete five years of study to obtain the Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology. 

Undergraduate Courses

  • CSD 241: Language Development 
  • CSD 261: Phonetics 
  • CSD 262: Speech and Hearing Sciences 
  • CSD 263: Anatomy and Physiology 
  • CSD 361: Introduction to Articulation and Language 
  • CSD 362: Introduction to Fluency and Voice 
  • CSD 367: Bases of Audiology 
  • CSD 467: Tests and Measurements 
  • CSD 458: Aural Rehabilitation 
  • CSD 469: Teaching Methods