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Masters Program

The primary goal for our master's program is the training of competent speech-language pathologists who will critically evaluate communication disorders and the methods used in the habilitation and rehabilitation of those disorders.

The Speech-Language Pathology program requires:

  • 13 courses in the different disorders of speech, language, and swallowing
  • two courses in normal processes
  • one course in research methodology
  • either a thesis or non-thesis option

The curriculum includes:

  • information on language disorders of children and adults (including those resulting from cognitive-communicative disorders)
  • communication disorders of the multiply and severely handicapped
  • phonological disorders
  • disorders of swallowing, voice, rhythm, and hearing
Clinical practicum is provided in both on- and off-campus locations. The master's program typically requires two years of full-time study depending on the student's practicum needs. Enrollment for the two years combined averages 60-70 students

M.A. Requirements for Speech Language Pathology


I. CLINICAL DISORDERS REQUIREMENTS Hrs
SP&A 64301 Aphasia and Apraxia
3
SP&A 64302 Language Assess. and Intervention in Early Childhood
3
SP&A 64303 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
3
SP&A 64304 Cognitive-Communicative Disorders
2
SP&A 64305 Fluency Disorders 3
SP&A 64306 Voice Disorders
2
SP&A 64307 Dysarthria
1
SP&A 64308 Language Assess. and Interv. with School-Age Populations
3
SP&A 65354 Maxiofacial Anomalies
1
SP&A 64356 Dysphagia
3
SP&A 64391 Sem: Articulation and Phonology
1
SP&A 64891 Sem: Communication Modalities and Assistive Technologies 3
 

TOTAL HOURS
28

 


II. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Hrs
SP&A 64600 Research Methods and Materials in SP&A
3
TOTAL HOURS
3

 

III. NORMAL PROCESS REQUIREMENTS Hrs
SP&A 64500 Language Science
3
SP&A 64504 Experimental Phonetics
3
TOTAL HOURS
6

 


IV. NON-THESIS OPTION ** Hrs
SP&A 64098 Research
3
TOTAL HOURS
3
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR M.A. IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
40



** Students who elect a thesis option (SP&A 64199) must register for 6 semester hours and will, accordingly, have a total of 43 hours for the program.

Note:

These courses represent the academic requirements for the M.A. degree. In addition, registrations in SP&A 64492 Clinical Practicum will be necessary to meet requirements for ASHA certification. Registrations in 64492 will be required each semester that a student does practicum. Additional registrations are required if a student elects to student teach. Other course requirements may be necessary to address any deficiencies in reference to ASHA certification standards.

 

Application Procedures for M.A. and Ph.D. Programs