The primary goal for our master's program is the training of competent speech-language pathologists who will critically evaluate communication disorders and the methods used in the habilitation and rehabilitation of those disorders.
The Speech-Language Pathology program requires:
- 13 courses in the different disorders of speech, language, and swallowing
- two courses in normal processes
- one course in research methodology
- either a thesis or non-thesis option
The curriculum includes:
- information on language disorders of children and adults (including those resulting from cognitive-communicative disorders)
- communication disorders of the multiply and severely handicapped
- phonological disorders
- disorders of swallowing, voice, rhythm, and hearing
M.A. Requirements for Speech Language PathologyI. CLINICAL DISORDERS REQUIREMENTS Hrs
SP&A 64301 Aphasia and Apraxia
SP&A 64306 Voice Disorders
SP&A 64600 Research Methods and Materials in SP&A
SP&A 64500 Language Science
SP&A 64098 Research
** Students who elect a thesis option (SP&A 64199) must register for 6 semester hours and will, accordingly, have a total of 43 hours for the program.
These courses represent the academic requirements for the M.A. degree. In addition, registrations in SP&A 64492 Clinical Practicum will be necessary to meet requirements for ASHA certification. Registrations in 64492 will be required each semester that a student does practicum. Additional registrations are required if a student elects to student teach. Other course requirements may be necessary to address any deficiencies in reference to ASHA certification standards.