General Information

Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Bilingual Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology allows graduate students to specialize in evidence-based methods of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bilingual children and adults with speech, language, and hearing impairments. Students who earn this certificate will demonstrate knowledge of how the structure of common languages spoken in the United States compares and contrasts with English, how to appropriately assess and treat all languages in the bilingual or multilingual individual, how to train and implement the use of interpreters, and cultural awareness and sensitivity in the clinical setting.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Speech Language & Hearing Sciences -

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The University of Arizona offers graduate education regarding the science of human communication and disorders, training for clinical careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and preparation for research careers in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Our faculty members are active researchers, dynamic classroom instructors, and leaders in the profession.  Students learn foundational knowledge, cutting-edge research findings, and evidence-based practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

We offer the following graduate degree and certificate programs:

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (MS)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Ph.D)
Bilingual Audiology (Certificate NDP)
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate NDP)

College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Denise L Minopoli
Graduate Program Coordinator
Denise L Minopoli
Director of Graduate Studies
Kate E Bunton
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Jessica N Kniest
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (MS-SLHS) or the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) to be eligible for the Bilingual Certificate Program. PhD applicants must have a clinical degree.

Standardized Tests

We do not require any additional standardized tests for admission to the certificate program.

Financial Aid


Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Spring: Start of the Semester

International Applicants:

  • Spring: Start of the Semester
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Students will be required to take 11 credits: (1) one course within the SLHS department that focuses on bilingualism,& multiculturalism, and nonmainstream dialects; (2) a bilingual clinical practicum supervised by a bilingual speech‐language pathologist in one setting or an accumulated number of contact hours across clinical placements with culturally and linguistically diverse populations; (3) a phonetics course in a language other than English (outside of our department), and (4) one elective course outside or within our department related to bilingualism and/or multiculturalism (11 credits).

Course enrollment must be approved by SLHS faculty and according to Department policy.

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 16 Jan 2015