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Curriculum

Speech-language pathology is a clinical science. We teach approaches to treatment that are based on sound scientific principles and investigations of clinical effectiveness. Students learn clinical reasoning based on critical analysis of the scientific and clinical literature.

Essential features of the curriculum:

  • Case-based and problem-based learning promotes the integration of clinical and basic sciences.
  • Students learn how to establish a diagnosis, set goals, develop a treatment plan, and modify treatment as the patient progresses.
  • Curriculum covers the complete scope of practice.

Special information for applicants without an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology:

Students admitted to our master's degree program in speech-language pathology who do not have an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology, are given a self-study program to complete during the summer before they begin classes. This program provides a broad overview of the profession and an introduction to the terminology of the profession. There is no additional cost for this program.

MS Curriculum - 76 Credits

 

Fall 1

19

6001

Foundations of Speech, Language, and Cognition

3

6008

Speech Sound Disorders

3

6010

Diagnostic Methods and Clinical Processes

2

6032

Neuroscience

3

6045

Seminar in Professional Issues and Ethics I

1

6050

Diagnostic Lab

1

6066

Speech Science

3

6069

Research Methods in Communication Disorders

2

6040

Internal Practicum I

1

Spring 1                              

15

6004

Advanced Anatomy of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

4

6009

Language Disorders of Children

3

6013

Neuromotor Speech Disorders

3

6014

Dysphagia

3

6062

Seminar in Management of Medical Patients I

1

6041

Internal Practicum II

1

 Summer

12

6011

Voice Disorders

2

6022

Audiology

3

6035

School-based Speech-Language-Hearing Services

3

6045

Seminar in Professional Issues and Ethics I

1

6068

Pediatric Dysphagia

2

6042

External Practicum I or 6067 External Practicum: School Setting

1

Fall 2

11

6019

Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders

3

6020

Adult Neurogenic Cognitive Disorders

3

6031

Seminar in Counseling

2

6046

Seminar in Professional Issues and Ethics I

1

6064

Management of Medical Patients II

1

6043

External Practicum II or 6067 External Practicum: School Setting

1

Spring 2

12

6012

Fluency Disorders

2

6023

Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation

3

6029

Seminar in Early Intervention

2

6054

Augmentative & Alternative Communication Systems & Devices II

3

6064

 

Seminar in Management of Medical Patients III

1

6044

External Practicum III or 6067 External Practicum: School Setting

1

TOTAL CREDITS

69

Electives

 

Oveseas Elective

1

Research Experience 1
Thesis Research 0
Masters Thesis 3