MSLP Academic Curriculum

OVERVIEW

The academic curriculum is designed to meet all requirements for breadth and depth of content in normal and disordered human communication and feeding/swallowing skills across the life span. Each course has been designed to address accreditation and certification requirements.

It should be noted that normal human communication processes will be addressed primarily in prerequisite courses. The graduate curriculum focuses primarily on prevention, and assessment and management of communication and feeding/swallowing disorders.

Students will be involved in prevention activities through service learning projects and activities.

MASTER OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY CURRICULUM

YEAR ONE

Fall …………………………………………………………………… 15 hours

SLP 530 Speech Sound Disorders (2)
SLP 531 School-Age Language Disorders (3)
SLP 537 Speech and Hearing Science (3)
SLP 546 Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers: A Collaborative Approach (3)
SLP 547 Neurology of Speech-Language and Hearing (3)
SLP 550 Clinical Practicum I (1:0-2)

Spring ………………………………………………………………… 16 hours

SLP 542 Autism Spectrum Disorder (2)
SLP 543 Craniofacial Anomalies (2)
SLP 561 Dysphagia (3)
SLP 591 Motor Speech Disorders (2)
SLP 571 Aural Rehabilitation (3)
SLP 575 Adult Language Disorders (3)
SLP 580 Clinical Practicum II (1:0-2)

Summer ……………………………………………………………… 10 hours

SLP 545 Introduction to Multicultural Issues (1)
SLP 567 Research Methods I (3)
SLP 595 Medical Aspects of Speech-Language Pathology (1)
SLP 601 Clinical Practicum III (3:0-6)
SLP 607 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1)
SLP 610 Professional Issues and Ethics (1)

 

YEAR TWO

Fall …………………………………………………………………… 12 hours

SLP 615 Voice Disorders (3)
SLP 617 Fluency Disorders (3)
SLP 620 Clinical Practicum IV (5:0-10)
SLP 630 Research Methods II: Capstone Project (1)

Spring ………………………………………………………………… 10 hours

SLP 621 Clinical Practicum V (8:0-16)
SLP 630 Research Methods II: Capstone Project (2)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 63 hours

 

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES OVERVIEW

The MSLP Pre-Requisite course sequence at Francis Marion University is specifically designed to prepare students who have earned Bachelor’s degrees in other fields to apply for admission to graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology at Francis Marion and/or other universities. These graduate level courses are essential for matriculation into Master’s programs and success on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP).

This is not a degree program.  All students who wish to complete this course sequence must apply to FMU as a non-degree seeking student.  Applications for the pre-requisite course sequence are accepted once an academic year (deadline May 15th) for Fall admission.

The pre-requisite course sequence is designed to take one (1) one or two (2) semesters to complete, which allows students who have successfully (with a grade of B or better) completed the pre-requisite course sequence to apply for admission to graduate programs during the following application cycle.

Note: Completion of the MSLP Pre-Requisite course sequence does NOT guarantee acceptance into the FMU MSLP program.  All students are encouraged to research the admissions requirements of all of the graduate programs to which they are applying.

GENERAL COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • At least one course in the Biological Sciences – Biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, and veterinary science are all possible options to meet this prerequisite.
  • At least one course in the Physical Sciences – Physics or chemistry is required to meet this prerequisite.
  • At least one course in Statistics – The course must be an actual statistics course and not a research methods course; it does not need to be a CSD statistics course.
  • At least one course in the Social/Behavioral Sciences – Courses in psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health are all possible options to meet this prerequisite.

Note: Students are advised to complete all the general coursework prior to finishing the pre-requisite course sequence.

PRE-REQUISITE COURSE SEQUENCE

The following Speech-Language Pathology Pre-requisites must be completed (with a grade of B or higher) for admission to the FMU MSLP program.

  • SLP 501 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (3)
  • SLP 507 Speech and Language Development (3)
  • SLP 509 Introduction to Audiology (3)
  • SLP 510 Introduction to Communication Disorders (3)
  • SLP 515 Phonetics (3)
  • SLP 520 Structured Observations and Pre-Clinical Simulation Experiences: 25 to 50 clinical hours under the direct supervision of an ASHA-Certified SLP and/or Audiologist (1)

CONTACT US

For more information on the MSLP pre-requisite course sequence, please contact:

Whitney Moore

Whitney P. Moore

Administrative Assistant-Speech Language Pathology

Office: LMEC 307
Phone: 843-661-1847
Whitney.Moore@fmarion.edu