• MS in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Course Requirements

    Sixty-six (66) semester hours of coursework are required for the MS degree. Students must complete coursework in the sequence offered.

    Prerequisite undergraduate courses:

    • Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (3 sem hr) is a prerequisite to CSD5000  
    • Phonetics of American English (3 sem hr) is a prerequisite to CSD6100  
    • Introduction to Language Acquisition (3 sem hr) is a prerequisite to CSD6400  
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 sem hr) is a prerequisite to CSD6000  
    • Introduction to Audiology (3 sem hr) is a prerequisite to CSD6500  
    • Speech Science (3 sem hr) is a prerequisite to CSD6100 and CSD6000  
    • Hearing Science (3 sem hr) is a prerequisite to CSD6500  
  • Year 1
  • Fall Year 1

    Semester 1 (Course Number/Course Title/Semester Hours)
    CSD5000 Introduction to clinical speech-language pathology-(1)
    CSD6000 Anatomy and physiology of the speech/vocal mechanism-(3)
    CSD6001 Lab: Anatomy and physiology of the speech/vocal mechanism-(1)
    CSD6100 Acoustics and psycholinguistics-(3)
    CSD6400 Child language development and usage-(3)
    CSD6500 Audiology for SLP-(3)
    CSD6501 Lab: Audiology for SLP-(1)
    CSD5100 Professional issues/topics in SLP: Level 1-(1)
    Total – 16 semester hours

    Spring Year 1

    Semester 2 (Course Number/Course Title/Semester Hours)
    CSD6410 Child language disorders-(3)
    CSD6110 Neuromotor speech disorders-(3)
    CSD6200 Voice disorders-(3)
    CSD6300 Pediatric swallow and airway-(2)
    CSD5300 Diagnostic methods in SLP-(2)
    CSD5200 Externship in SLP: Level 1-(1)
    CSD5201 SLP clinical case conferences: Level 1-(0)
    Total – 14 semester hours

    Summer Year 1

    Semester 3 (Course Number/Course Title/Semester Hours)
    CSD6120 Syndromes and craniofacial anomalies-(3)
    CSD6210 Alaryngeal speech and management of head/neck cancer-(2)
    CSD6310 Geriatric dysphagia and airway management-(3)
    CSD5210 Externship in SLP: Level 2-(1)
    CSD5211 SLP clinical case conferences: Level 2-(0)
    Total – 9 semester hours

  • Year 2
  • Fall Year 2

    Semester 4 (Course Number/Course Title/Semester Hours)
    CSD6430 Cognitive and higher level language disorders-(3)
    CSD6420 Aphasia rehabilitation-(3)
    CSD5400 Communicating with patients and families-(3)
    CSD6600 Research methods and critical assessment of the literature-(3)
    CSD5110 Professional issues/topics: Level 2-(1)
    CSD5220 Externship in SLP: Level 3-(1)
    CSD5221 SLP clinical case conferences: Level 3-(0)
    Total – 14 semester hours

    Spring Year 2

    Semester 5 (Course Number/Course Title/Semester Hours)
    CSD6130 Stuttering and related fluency disorders-(3)
    CSD6510 Speech/Language for hearing impaired-(3)
    CSD6440 Augmentative and alternative communication-(3)
    CSD5500 Master clinician observations-(1)
    CSD5100 Professional issues/topics: Level 3-(1)
    CSD5230 Externship in SLP: Level 4-(1)
    CSD5231 SLP clinical case conferences: Level 4- (0)
    CSD7000 Capstone project-(1)
    Total – 13 semester hours

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