The academic curriculum is designed to meet all requirements for breadth and depth of content in normal and disordered human communication and swallowing across the life span. Each course has been designed to address accreditation and certification requirements. Students will be involved in prevention activities through service learning projects and activities as well as speech-language and hearing disorders, cultural and linguistic differences and all communication modalities for each client/patient will be tracked in each clinical placement. This process ensures that each student clinician obtains all mandated clinical experiences to gain an understanding of normal and impaired human communication. It should be noted that normal human communication processes will be addressed primarily in courses prerequisite to the graduate program. The graduate curriculum focuses primarily on prevention, assessment and management of communication swallowing disorders.

MASTER OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAM CURRICULUM

 

YEAR ONE

Fall Semester……………………………………………………………………. 15 hours

SLP 531 School Age Language Disorders (3)

SLP 537 Speech and Hearing Science (3)

SLP 540 Communication Disorders in the Birth to Five Population (3)

SLP 545 Introduction to Multicultural Issues (1)

SLP 547 Neurology of Speech-Language and Hearing (3)

SLP 550 Beginning Clinical Practicum (2)

 

Spring Semester…………………………………………………………………. 15 hours

SLP 561 Dysphagia (3)

SLP 567 Research Methods I (3)

SLP 570 Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation (3)

SLP 575 Adult Language Disorders (3)

SLP 580 Clinical Practicum (2)

SLP 581 Hearing Clinical Practicum (1)

 

Summer …………………………………………………………………………… 9 hours

SLP 591 Motor Speech Disorders (3)

SLP 595 Medical Aspects of Speech-Language Pathology (3)

SLP 601 Advanced Clinical Practicum I (3)

 

YEAR TWO

Fall Semester……………………………………………………………………. 12 hours

SLP 607 Augmentative/Alternative Communication (1)

SLP 610 Professional Issues and Ethics (1)

SLP 615 Voice Disorders (2)

SLP 617 Fluency Disorders (2)

SLP 620 Advanced Clinical Practicum II (6)

 

Spring Semester…………………………………………………………………. 12 hours

SLP 621 Advanced Clinical Practicum III (9)

SLP 630 Research Methods II: Capstone Project (3)

 

Total: 63 hours