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Plan of Study

HESPIE is an eight-course, 24-credit non-degree post-baccalaureate program that may be completed in as little as fifteen months of continuous enrollment. The plan of study, HESPIE-Campus, assumes a student starts fall semester and takes all courses here at UMD. The plan of study, HESPIE-Online, assumes a student starts spring semester and takes all courses online. Students should use this as a guide to develop their individual plan with the program director

All pre-requisites must be satisfied. A course cannot be taken in the same semester as the pre-requisite. For information on how to determine course pre-requisites, see Course List, below.

Please note: Information on registration, academic and financial deadlines, tuition and fees, and more may be found at the top of this page in the grey box. Registration for HESPIE course sections is restricted to program-admitted students.

Plan of Study, Campus

Year Semester Course Number Section Code Credit Level
1 Fall HESP150 PBH* 3
1 Fall HESP400 PBH* 3
1 Spring HESP303 PBH* 2
1 Spring HESP306 PBH* 4
1 Summer HESP307 PBH* 4
1 Summer HESP313 PBH* 2
2 Fall HESP411 PBH* 3
2 Fall HESP413 PBH* 3
2 Spring HESP402 (optional) PBH* 3
2 Spring HESP417 (optional) PBH* 3

Plan of Study, Online

Year Semester Course Number Section Code Credit Level
1 Spring HESP150 PDH* 3
1 Spring HESP400 PDH* 3
1 Summer HESP303 PDH* 2
1 Summer HESP306 PDH* 4
1 Fall HESP307 PDH* 4
1 Fall HESP313 PDH* 2
2 Spring HESP411 PDH* 3
2 Spring HESP413 PDH* 3
2 Summer HESP402 (optional) PDH* 3
2 Summer HESP417 (optional) PDH* 3

Course Syllabus

  • Posted on Testudo (Schedule of Classes) alongside the offered course, the Syllabus Repository is a PDF from a previous session.
  • The course instructor posts the updated course syllabus via ELMS (Electronic Learning Management System). To learn more, see Accessing Online Content.
  • Only admitted UMD students have access to the repository or ELMS.


Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see the Undergraduate Catalog, Approved Courses as follows:

Course Number Title
HESP150 Introduction to Language Science
HESP303 Phonetic Transcription
HESP306 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech & Hearing
HESP307 Speech & Hearing Science
HESP313 Neurobiology for Speech and Hearing
HESP400 Speech and Language Development in Children
HESP402 Language and Phonological Disorders in Children
HESP411 Introduction to Audiology
HESP413 Aural Rehabilitation/ Habilitation
HESP417 Principles & Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
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