Rockhurst University + William Jewell College

Post Bachelor’s Leveling in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The partnership between Rockhurst University and William Jewell College is designed to offer exceptional students pre-admission into the post bachelor’s leveling program in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) within Rockhurst’s College of Health and Human Services.

Students in psychology, education or other programs at William Jewell with outstanding academic qualifications may be pre-admitted into the post bachelor’s leveling program in CSD at Rockhurst if they meet certain criteria.

The post bachelor’s leveling program is for students who are currently completing a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than CSD and wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in CSD. This leveling program allows admitted students to complete the necessary prerequisite coursework to begin graduate studies in speech-language pathology. Students accepted into the leveling program are provisionally admitted to the Master of Science in CSD program.

Requirements:

  • Earn cumulative GPA of 3.5 and GPA of 3.5 in major
  • Letter of intent submitted to the CSD department by June 1 of their senior year with a copy of their official transcript
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree at William Jewell prior to beginning the leveling program
  • Completed CSD application for admission by Sept. 1 of their senior year
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA each semester in the CSD leveling courses and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA through the end of their leveling year
  • An interview before beginning the leveling program

Applicants who meet the requirements listed above will be reviewed by the Rockhurst CSD admissions committee. A maximum of two students from William Jewell who meet the criteria above will be pre-admitted into the leveling program. Those students who do not meet the requirements listed above will be reviewed under the standard admissions process. Students will begin the post bachelor’s leveling program upon completion of their bachelor’s degree at William Jewell.

 

Master of Occupational Therapy

Two students at William Jewel with outstanding academic qualifications will be pre-admitted into the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Rockhurst. Students who do not meet the requirements for pre-admission will be reviewed under Rockhurst’s standard admission process. Students will begin the occupational therapy program upon completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Master of Occupational Therapy Requirements

Earn semester GPA of at least 3.5 and cumulative GPA from all coursework of at least 3.5
Cumulative science grade point average FROM ALL COURSEWORK of at least 3.5
Completed occupational therapy application for admission through OTCAS, no later than Sept. 1 of their senior year
Interview before beginning the program
Maintain a 3.5 GPA each semester and maintain a 3.5 science and cumulative GPA through the end of their senior year