Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology

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Two Year Outline




Summer II 
CDO 736  Speech Sound Disorders
CDO 704 Preschool Language
CDO 705 Traumatic Brain Injury

Fall
CDO 717 Aphasia
CDO 739 Stuttering
CDO 638 Dysphagia
3 credits of therapy practicum
Spring
CDO 708 School-Age Language
CDO 735 AAC
CDO 714 Motor Speech
3 credits of therapy practicum
​Summer I
CDO 632 Counseling
3 credits of therapy practicum
Summer II
2 credit hours of elective course work
3 credits of therapy practicum
Fall
CDO 713 Voice
CDO 734 Applied Speech Science
CDO 722 Cognitive Communication Disorders
3 credits of therapy practicum
Spring 
CDO 795 Internship
 

Options for Study

Requirements
Plan A - Thesis Plan B - Internship
ThesisCDO 798 - 6 credit hours
n/a
*Full-time Internship
CDO 795 - 3 credit hours
CDO 795 - 6 credit hours
Required Practicum
CDO 749 - 15 credit hours
CDO 749 - 15 credit hours
Required Courses
CDO:  736, 704, 705, 717, 739, 638, 708, 735, 714, 632, 713, 734, 722 - 39 credit hours
CDO:  736, 704, 705, 717, 739, 638, 708, 735, 714, 632, 713, 734, 722 - 39 credit hours
Electives
2 credit hours (can use CDO 795)
2 credit hours
Total Credit Hours 62
62

*Full-time Internship = 35 hours/week for 15 weeks for both Plan A and Plan B

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 632 (3) - Counseling Issues in Communication Disorders
CDO 638 (3) - Adult and Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding Disorders
CDO 704 (3) - Language Disorders in Preschool Children
CDO 705 (3) - Cognitive-Communication Disorders of Traumatic Brain Injury
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 722 (3) - Cognitive-Communication Disorders of Dementia
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
CDO 749 - Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology

CDO 795 (6) - Internship and/or CDO 798 Thesis

Electives
Should be selected from the following in consultation with student's academic advisor.
* CDO 525 (3) - Research Design in Communication Disorders
CDO 537 (1-9) - Special Topics in Communication Disorders
CDO 551 (3) - Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Clinical Focus
CDO 637 (3) - Special Topics in Communication Disorders
CDO 639 (2) - Hypopharyngeal Visualization
CDO 640 (3) - Cadaveric Anatomy for Communication
CDO 702 (2) - Infant/Toddler Communication: Assessment and Intervention
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.