• MS in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Course Requirements

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

    Prerequisite undergraduate courses:

    • Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (3cr) is a prerequisite to SLP5050
    • Phonetics of American English (3cr) is a prerequisite to SLP5003
    • Introduction to Language Acquisition (3cr) is a prerequisite to SLP5111
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3cr) is a prerequisite to SLP5002
    • Introduction to Audiology (3cr) is a prerequisite to SLP5180
    • Speech Science (3cr) is a prerequisite to SLP5003 and SLP5002
    • Hearing Science (3cr) is a prerequisite to SLP5180
  • Year 1
  • Fall Year 1

    Semester 1
    SLP5050 Introduction to clinical speech-language pathology-1cr
    SLP5002 Anatomy and physiology of the speech/vocal mechanism/lab-4cr
    SLP5003 Acoustics and psycholinguistics-3cr
    SLP5111 Child language development and usage-3cr
    SLP5180 Audiology for SLP (and lab)-4cr
    SLP5090 Professional issues/topics in SLP-1cr
    Total – 16 credits

    Spring Year 1

    Semester 2
    SLP5113 Child language disorders-3cr
    SLP5012 Neuromotor speech disorders-3cr
    SLP5114 Voice disorders-3cr
    SLP5105 Pediatric swallow and airway-2cr
    SLP5121 Diagnostic methods in SLP-2cr
    SLP5051 Externship and clinical case conferences-1cr
    Total – 14 credits

    Summer Year 1

    Semester 3
    SLP5118 Syndromes and craniofacial anomalies-3cr
    SLP5115 Alaryngeal speech and management of head/neck cancer-2cr
    SLP5106 Geriatric dysphagia and airway management-3cr
    SLP5051 Externship and clinical case conferences-1cr
    Total – 9 credits

  • Year 2
  • Fall Year 2

    Semester 4
    SLP5122 Cognitive and higher level language disorders-3cr
    SLP5117 Aphasia rehabilitation-3cr
    SLP5081 Communicating with patients and families-3cr
    SLP5004 Research methods and critical assessment of the literature-3cr
    SLP5090 Professional issues/topics-1cr
    SLP5051 Externship and clinical case conferences-1cr
    Total – 14 credits

    Spring Year 2

    Semester 5
    SLP5116 Stuttering and related fluency disorders-3cr
    SLP5183 Speech/Language for hearing impaired-3cr
    SLP5182 Augmentative and alternative communication-3cr
    SLP5010 Master clinician observations-1cr
    SLP5090 Professional issues/topics-1cr
    SLP5051 Externship and clinical case conferences-1cr
    SLP5900 Capstone project-1cr
    Total – 13 credits

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