MS Degree Requirements

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program offers academic and clinical curricula that provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

Course Requirements for the Master of Science Degree - 51 Credit Hours

Required Courses Credit Hours
COSD 512. Audiologic Rehabilitation
3
COSD 601. Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
COSD 602. Language Disorders: Birth to Five Years 3
COSD 604. Advanced Studies in Articulatory and Phonologic Disorders 3
COSD 606. Fluency Disorders 2
COSD 607. Language Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents 3
COSD 608. Motor Speech Disorders 3
COSD 609. Aphasia 3
COSD 610. Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia 3
COSD 611. Autism Spectrum Disorders
2
COSD 615. Voice and Resonance Disorders 3
COSD 616. Augmentative and Alternative Communication
3
COSD 635. Written Language in Children with Speech, Language & Communication Disorders 3
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing  14

Master of Science candidates are required to pass a final written comprehensive examination during the last semester of enrollment.  The Graduate Program Coordinator will provide additional information regarding requirements for the comprehensive exam at the start of the program.

Typical Program of Study - Master of Science

1st Fall Semester

COSD 602. Language Disorders: Birth to Five Years
COSD 604. Advanced Articulation & Phonological
COSD 607. Language Disorders: School-Age
COSD 609. Aphasia
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing

2nd Fall Semester

COSD 601. Research Methods
COSD 608. Motor Speech Disorders
COSD 610. Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia
COSD 615. Augmentative and Alternative Communication
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing

Summer Session

COSD 611. Autism Spectrum Disorders
COSD 635. Promoting Written Language in Children
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing

2nd Fall Semester

COSD 512. Aural Rehabilitation
COSD 606. Fluency Disorders
COSD 615. Voice and Resonance Disorders
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing

2nd Spring Semester

COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing