Online and Residential M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders

Baylor University discloses that the Online and Residential M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders programs will fulfill state/territory requirements for professional licenses; some state licensing boards require additional requirements beyond academic and clinical requirements, which may include (but are not limited to): additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. Continuing education may also be required for maintenance of licensure. Make sure you understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling in the Online and Residential M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders programs.

State licensing requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state licensing board. The University will routinely update this page, but we strongly recommend you inquire with the applicable state board to confirm your eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling in the Online and Residential M.S.Communication Sciences and Disorders programs. For any questions regarding licensure, please contact the state/territory agency directly.

Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. For any questions about relocation eligibility, contact the agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.

Carefully review the academic and clinical prerequisites for your intended state/territory of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. Use the agency contact information provided below to clarify or confirm any requirements.

If questions remain after reviewing the information provided below, contact your program director. While the University can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately your responsibility to continually check with the state/territory where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing/certification requirements.

The State Licensing Requirements should indicate if the program curriculum MET in these states and US Territories, NOT MET in these states and US Territories or Undetermined if the program has not yet determined if the curriculum requirements are met for these states and US Territories.

School Certifications may also be required to work in the schools in your state. These vary district-by-district and are controlled by the Education Board in each state. The document below provides students with information that is needed to work in the schools. Please read theses carefully! Baylor University CSD's Program academic and clinical opportunities can help you meet your state's specific education board requirements for clinical hours but it is your responsibility to work with your placement team to be sure they know you need them. 

Although all education boards have been reviewed by the Baylor CSD Department for program adherence, it is up to each student to review the boards and be knowledgeable for all requirements. Please refer to the detailed list of requirements link at the bottom of this page for additional information on how Baylor Communication Sciences and Disorders supports you in education board certification. 

Search Disclosures by State

StatesName and URL of State Licensing Board or DepartmentState Licensing RequirementsSchool Certification Requirements
AlabamaAlabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA)MeetsMeets
AlaskaAlaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional LicensingMeets*Meets
ArizonaArizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Special LicensingMeetsMeets
ArkansasArkansas Board of Examiners - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA)MeetsMeets
CaliforniaCalifornia Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers BoardMeetsMeets
ColoradoColorado Office of Speech-Language Pathology CertificationMeets*Meets with specific practicum/internship hours
ConnecticutConnecticut State Department of Public HealthMeetsMeets
DelawareDelaware Board of Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid DispensersMeetsMeets
FloridaFlorida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & AudiologyMeets*Meets
GeorgiaGeorgia State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets*
HawaiiHawaii Board of Speech Pathology & AudiologyMeets*Meets
IdahoIdaho Speech, Hearing and Communication Services Licensure BoardMeetsMeets
IllinoisIllinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation Also see: Illinois LicensuresMeetsMeets with specific practicum/internship hours
IndianaIndiana Professional Licensing Agency Speech-Language Pathology Audiology BoardMeets*Meets*
IowaIowa Board of Speech Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets*
KansasDepartment for Aging and Disability Services Survey, Certification & Credentialing CommissionMeetsMeets
KentuckyKentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology & AudiologyMeetsMeets*
LouisianaLouisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets
MaineMaine Board of Speech, Audiology and HearingMeetsMeets
MarylandMaryland Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language PathologistsMeets*Meets
MassachusettsMassachusetts Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets with specific practicum/internship hours*
MichiganMichigan Board of Speech-Language PathologyMeetsMeets
MinnesotaMinnesota Department of Health Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist LicensingMeetsMeets
MississippiMississippi State Department of Health Professional Licensure DivisionMeetsMeets
MissouriMissouri Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists & AudiologistsMeets*Meets
MontanaMontana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and AudiologistsMeetsMeets
NebraskaNebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Licensure UnitMeetsMeets
NevadaNevada Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing BoardMeetsMeets*
New HampshireNew Hampshire Speech-Language Pathology Governing BoardMeetsMeets
New JerseyNew Jersey Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory CommitteeMeetsMeets
New MexicoNew Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices BoardMeets*Meets
New YorkNew York State Education Department Division of Professional Licensing ServicesMeetsMeets with specific practicum/internship hours*
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and AudiologistsMeets*Meets
North DakotaNorth Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language PathologyMeetsMeets
OhioOhio Speech and Hearing Professionals BoardMeetsMeets*
OklahomaOklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets*
OregonBoard of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets
Rhode IslandRhode Island Board of Examiners of Speech Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets
South DakotaSouth Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language PathologyMeetsMeets
TennesseeTennessee Board of Communications Disorders and SciencesMeetsMeets
TexasTexas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeets*Meets
UtahUtah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional LicensingMeetsMeets
VermontVermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR)MeetsMeets
VirginiaVirginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language PathologyMeetsMeets
WashingtonWashington State Department of HealthMeets*Meets
West VirginiaWest Virginia Board of Examiners of Speech & Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets
WisconsinWisconsin Hearing and Speech Examining BoardMeetsMeets
WyomingWyoming State Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyMeetsMeets
American SamoaAmerican Samoa Health Services Regulatory BoardDoes Not MeetDoes Not Meet
District of ColumbiaDC Board of Audiology and Speech-Language PathologyMeetsMeets
GuamGuam Board of Allied Health Examiners Health Professional Licensing Office (HPLO)Meets*Meets*
Northern Mariana IslandsHealth Care Professions Licensing BoardDoes Not MeetDoes Not Meet
Puerto RicoOficina de Reglamentación y Certificación de los Profesionales de la Salud Junta de Licenciamiento y Disciplina MédicaMeetsMeets
US Virgin IslandsThere is no dedicated board for Speech Therapy/Pathology.Meets*Meets

*These states have additional requirements for licensure. For a detailed list of requirements, please see this document.

Disclaimer: Although all state licensing and education boards have been reviewed by the Baylor CSD Department for program adherence, it is up to each student to review the boards as well and be knowledgeable of all requirements. Some boards require additional tests, specific clinical clock hours, or unique state specifications. These requirements are noted here but are also privy to change without notice. Baylor CSD program proudly states that it meets the ASHA Standards for CCCs and the CAA requirements as an accredited program in the states listed on this form as “MET”, but additional requirements are noted above.

Last Updated: August 30, 2021 by VL