James Madison University

Academic Advising

Pre-requisite Coursework

  • CSD 207      Phonetics
  • CSD 208      Anatomy & Physiology of the Ear & Voice Mechanism
  • CSD 209      Acoustics of Speech and Hearing
  • CSD 300      Language Development
  • CSD 301      Introduction to Audiology
  • CSD 314      Phonological and Language Disorders

The Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the SLP credentialing organization, requires that you have all of the following coursework: one biological science, one physical science (chemistry or physics), one statistics course and one social science. 

Students who have not successfully completed a course in Aural Rehabilitation (graduate or undergraduate level), will be expected to complete the coursework in order to meet competencies.

Each student is assigned an academic advisor who will assist you with all academic matters. The Director of Clinical Education will guide your practica enrollment. The CSD Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Council serves as each graduate student's program committee. The role of the student's program committee is to oversee each student's educational experience and to provide a support system during your matriculation. If an academic problem occurs during the student's graduate career, the student's advisor, and if necessary, the SLP Council will assist to resolve this problem.


  • Our application process, for FALL 2016 admission, will begin October 1, 2015. We look forward to reviewing applications  in the next admissions cycle!
  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break – no classes held
  • December 14 - 18
    Final examinations
  • Saturday, December 19 
SLHA Lab Info