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Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program is designed for individuals who have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology.

The Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program is designed to prepare you for a graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Applicants for the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program are considered for admission to the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders. Application requirements for prospective post-baccalaureate leveling students are the same as for prospective graduate students.

Application and Admission

Applications for the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program follow the same timelines as the graduate program. Please contact Dr. Cizek ( for post-baccalaureate leveling program application instructions.

Applications are due before January 15 to begin the following fall. Once all the applications are submitted, the admissions committee will begin their review for admittance to the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program for the subsequent academic year.

Courses in biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and statistics must be completed prior to entering the leveling program.  We require three credits from each of the following background courses:

Biological Science (e.g., biology, human anatomy)
Physical Science (e.g., physics, chemistry)
Social Science (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology)

Leveling Program Facts

No prior courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders are need to apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program.

Coursework is typically one year or three semesters. A part-time (i.e., two year) program is available.

Provisional admittance to the Communication Sciences and Disorder Graduate Program is granted upon acceptance to the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program. 


If you have any further questions, you may contact the Post Baccalaureate Leveling Program Director, Dr. Laura Cizek by email or phone at 713-743-2683.

Course Sequence

You may complete the leveling program in one or two years. A second Bachelor’s degree is not earned by completing the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program.

The Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program begins in the fall only. The courses are very tightly sequenced, with all the fall courses being pre-requisites for the spring courses.

Progress throughout the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program is carefully monitored. If you do not meet and maintain the requirements, you will not be allowed to continue in the leveling or graduate programs.

Course sequence for Post-Baccalaureate Leveling students following a one-year plan:

Course sequence for Post-Baccalaureate Leveling students following a two-year plan:

Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program Survey

We are interested in hearing about you! Let us know how we can adjust our program to meet your needs. Please complete the 10 question anonymous survey by clicking on this link.

Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program Director Contact Information:

Post Baccalaureate Leveling Program Director
Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders
4455 Cullen Blvd Rm 100
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6018
Phone: 713-743-2683