Curriculum

 

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Professional Curriculum Outline

Two Year Outline (Effective for applicants applying with the due date of 1/15/2016)


Summer II (June 2016)
9 credit hours of course work
Fall
9 credit hours of course work
3 hours of therapy practicum
Spring
9 credit hours of course work
3 hours of therapy practicum
Summer I
3 credit hours of course work
3 hours of therapy practicum

Summer II
2 credit hours of elective course work
3 hours of therapy practicum

Fall
9 credit hours of course work
3 hours of therapy practicum

Spring
6 hours of therapy practicum
 

Options for Study

Plan A - Thesis Plan B - Internship
Capstone Experience 6
(CDO 798)
6
(CDO 795)
Required Practicum 15 15
Required Courses 39
39
Electives (possible)
2
2
Total Credit Hours 62
62

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)


Required Practicum
Students 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 525 (3) - Research Design in Communication Disorders
CDO 632 (3) - Counseling Issues in Communication Disorders
CDO 638 (3) - 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 713 (3) - Voice/Resonance Disorders/Laryngectomee Rehabilitation
CDO 714 (3) - Motor Speech Disorders
CDO 717 (3) - Aphasia
CDO 734 (3) - Applied Speech Science
CDO 735 (3) - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
CDO 736 (3) - Speech Sound Disorders in Children
CDO 739 (3) - Stuttering


Electives
Should be selected from the following in consultation with student's academic advisor.
CDO 537 (1-9) - Special Topics in Communication Disorders
CDO 551 (3) - Autism Spectrum Disorders; A Clinical Focus
CDO 639 (2) - Hypopharyngeal Visualization
CDO 640 (3) - Cadaveric Anatomy for Communication
CDO 702 (2) - Infant/Toddler Communcation: Assessment and Intervention
CDO 705 (3) - Cognitive-Communication Disorders of Traumatic Brain Injury
CDO 711 (2) - Craniofacial Disorders
CDO 740 (3) - Neuroanatomy
CDO 790 (1-4) - Advanced Independent Study

 

Note 1:  CDO 525 is 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.