I found this at the University of Washington website:
“By completing the Postbaccalaureate program, students from other disciplines become eligible to apply to our master’s programs.
Individuals who have 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) cannot apply directly to our master’s programs. Students who complete the postbac program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. The postbac degree is intended to be completed in five quarters of intensive study.
While completion of the postbac program does not guarantee admission into any of the SPHSC graduate programs, it does qualify the individual for consideration.”
And here’s their requirements for direct application to their Core SLP Master program:
All applicants MUST have one of the following undergraduate degrees:
1) Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Communication Disorders, Communication Sciences & Disorders or a similarly named major
2) An undergraduate degree in another major, with undergraduate coursework in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Communication Disorders, Communication Sciences & Disorders or a similarly named program that encompasses the following areas of knowledge:
- Speech & Language Disorders
- Hearing Science
- The Hearing Mechanism
- The Speech Mechanism
- Speech & Language Acquisition
- Hearing Disorders
- Aural Rehabilitation
- Principles of Assessment
- Principles of Treatment
We cannot accept applications from individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees outside the field of Speech and Hearing Science (e.g., Linguistics, Education, Psychology, etc.) who do not have the prerequisite speech and hearing sciences coursework.
Link to their site: http://depts.washington.edu/sphsc/prospect.html
I’m assuming that the standards for admission will be similar regardless of where you apply, but less competetive institutions may be less strict in their requirements. Do you have a particular university you wish to attend?