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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the 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 leveling program provides the necessary pre-requisite coursework to enter a graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  2. Does the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program prepare me to be a speech-language pathology assistant?
    The Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program is designed to prepare you for a graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Consequently, the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program is not designed to prepare you to work as a speech-language pathology assistant in the state of Texas.
  3. I need to work full time. How can I do the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program?
    We do not have an alternative program for individuals who need to work during the day. Depending on the semester, PB classes meet at varying times on M-W-F and T-Th patterns that require flexible employment situations.
  4. Will it shorten my Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program if I start in the spring semester?
    No. Classes are very tightly sequenced. All the courses you take in the fall semester are pre-requisites for the spring semester courses. If you do not wish to take the full course load, a two-year option is available.
  5. Will I get another Bachelor’s degree when I complete the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program?
    No. The Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program program is designed to offer pre-requisites to graduate school admission. It is a non-degree program.
  6. Is financial aid available for Post-Baccalaureate leveling students?
    Yes. See the financial aid section of this website.
  7. What is the approximate cost of the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program?
    See Tuition and Fees at the University of Houston.
  8. What are the requirements for acceptance into the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program?
    The leveling program requirements are the same as the graduate school requirements.
  9. What is the deadline for application to the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program?
    Applications are due January 15.

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.

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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