Curriculum

 

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Professional Curriculum Outline

Two Year Outline

First Year Second Year
Fall
9-12 credit hours of course work
3 hours of therapy practicum
Fall
9-12 credit hours of course work
3 hours of therapy practicum
Spring
9-12credit hours of course work
3 hours of therapy practicum

Spring
6 hours of thesis OR
6 hours of internship OR
3 hours of independent study

Summer
3-9 credit hours of course work
6 hours of clinical practicum
 

Options for Study

Plan A - Thesis Plan B - Internship Plan B - Independent Study
Capstone Experience 6
(CDO 798)
6
(CDO 795

(CDO 790)
Required Practicum 15 15 15
Required Courses 19 19 19
Electives 14 14 17
Total Credit Hours 54 54 54

Capstone Experience
All speech-language pathology graduate students must complete one of three capstone experiences prior to graduation. This experience must be chosen from:
Plan A - Thesis (CDO 798),
Plan B - Internship (CDO 795), or 
Plan B - Independent Study (CDO 790).

Required Practicum
Student must have 15 hours of practicum, which includes combinations of CDO 749. Students are required to participate in the Summer Specialty Clinics program during the summer semester between their first and second year.

Required Courses

CDO 513 (3) - Voice Disorders/Laryngectomee Rehabilitation

CDO 535 (3) - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
CDO 539 (3) -  Stuttering
CDO 638 (2) Seminar: Adult and Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding Disorders
CDO 704 (3) - Language Disorders in Preschool Children
CDO 708 (3) - Language Disorders in School-Age Children
CDO 714 (3) - Motor Speech Disorders
CDO 717 (4) - Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Disorders
CDO 730 (3) - Experiemental Studies in Communication Disorders
CDO 734 (3) - Acoustic Phonetics

Electives
Should be selected from the following in consultation with student's academic advisor.
CDO 537 (1-9) - Special Topics in Communication Disorders
CDO 550 (3) - Communication Assessment and Intervention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
CDO 632 (3) - Counseling Issues in Communication Disorders
CDO 639 (2) - Hypopharyngeal Visualization
CDO 640 (3) - Cadaveric Anatomy for Communication
CDO 702 (2) - Infant/Toddler Communcation: Assessment and Intervention
CDO 705 (2) - Traumatic Brain Injury
CDO 711 (2) - Craniofacial Disorders
CDO 736 (3) - Phonological Disorders in Children
CDO 740 (3) - Neuroanatomy
CDO 790 (1-4) - Advanced Independent Study

 

Note 1:  CDO 513, 535, and 539 are required only if the student has not taken an equivalent course at the undergraduate level.
Note 2:  Fifteen (15) hours of CDO 749 is required.  Each full-time graduate student is expected to enroll in clinical practicum each semester for three (3) credit hours.  Participation in the Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics is required during the summer following the first year in the graduate program.

 

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