2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Medical Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Certificate

College: Health Professions and Sciences Degree: CRT
Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Program Websites: https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/csd/

Program Description

This certificate program has been temporarily suspended effective Summer 2016. 

The UCF School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Graduate Certificate in Medical Speech-Language Pathology is designed to prepare speech language pathologists and students currently enrolled in the CSD program with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and treat individuals with medically-related communication disorders.


Current UCF CSD graduate students: 12 credit hours total (3 courses selected from the list below). Students currently enrolled in the UCF Communication Sciences and Disorders MA program are required to take 9 credit hours in addition to SPA 6565 - Feeding and Swallowing Disorders , which is required to fulfill the regular degree requirements.

Certificate only, for speech language pathologists (professionals): 12 credit hours (4 courses to be selected from the list below). SPA 6565 - Feeding and Swallowing Disorders  is a required course toward this certificate if the student has not previously taken a course in Feeding and Swallowing Disorders at the graduate level. All courses toward the Medical Speech-Language Pathology Certificate program should be selected in consultation with the Master’s Program Coordinator and medical certificate faculty adviser, Dr. Bari Ruddy. 

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master’s Degree


  • Courses from a previous graduate degree program or certificate program cannot be applied toward the completion of the Certificate in Medical Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Current students in UCF’s Communication Sciences and Disorders MA program may only apply SPA 6565 - Feeding and Swallowing Disorders  toward both the Medical Speech-Language Pathology Certificate and the master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. Nine credit hours will need to be taken in addition to the regular master’s program course requirements.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from a regionally accredited institution and UCF graduate students currently enrolled in the Communication Sciences and Disorders MA program. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Anthony Pak-Hin Kong, PhD
Associate Professor
Telephone: 407-823-4798
HPA2 101

Graduate Admissions

Emery Carr
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233