Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology

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Two Year Outline


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

Fall
SLP 717 Aphasia
SLP 735 AAC
SLP 638 Dysphagia
3 credits of therapy practicum
Spring
SLP 708 School-Age Language
SLP 739 Stuttering
SLP 714 Motor Speech
3 credits of therapy practicum
Summer I
SLP 632 Counseling
3 credits of therapy practicum

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

Fall
SLP 713 Voice
SLP 734 Applied Speech Science
SLP 722 Cognitive Communication Disorders
3 credits of therapy practicum

Spring
SLP 795 Internship
 


Master of Arts Degree Program Options
The Master of Arts Degree program offers two options:
Plan A: This plan consists of required coursework and elective coursework, supervised clinical practicum, a three-credit full-time internship and the successful completion of a capstone project during the final semester of enrollment.

Plan B: this plan consists of required and elective coursework, supervised clinical practicum, a six-credit full-time internship, and the successful completion of a capstone project during the final semester of enrollment.

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

*Full-time Internship = 36+ hours/week, a minimum of 14 weeks.

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

Required Courses

CSD 525 (3) - Research Design in Communication Disorders
SLP 632 (3) - Counseling Issues in Communication Disorders
SLP 638 (3) - Seminar: Adult and Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding Disorders
SLP 704 (3) - Language Disorders in Preschool Children
SLP 708 (3) - Language Disorders in School-Age Children
SLP 713 (3) - Voice/Resonance Disorders/Laryngectomee Rehabilitation
SLP 714 (3) - Motor Speech Disorders
SLP 717 (3) - Aphasia
SLP 734 (3) - Applied Speech Science
SLP 735 (3) - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
SLP 736 (3) - Speech Sound Disorders in Children
SLP 739 (3) - Stuttering

SLP 795 (6) - Internship

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

 

Note 1:  CSD 525 is required only if the student has not taken an equivalent course at the undergraduate level.
Note 2:  Fifteen (15) hours of SLP 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.