M.S. in Communicative Disorders
The M.S. in communication sciences and disorders is designed for students who are interested in the study of speech-language pathology, the study of habilitation and rehabilitation of communication disorders and swallowing disorders.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 36
The mission of the Department of Communicaiton Sciences and Disorders is to provide an accredited program to educate and train graduate students in the discipline of communication disorders specific to the field of speech-language pathology. In addition, the department houses a Speech and Hearing Clinic for training students and for service to the community and university consumers. For the complete mission statement, please refer to the following link: Communication Sciences & Disorders Vision and Mission Statement
Course requirements are a minimum of 36 academic course hours, 15 hours of clinical practicum, and 10 hours of graduate seminar. Academic course requirements are CD 505, 513, 521, 522, 523, 526, 531, 532, 541, 557, 613, 620, 627, 642, and 605. Clinical course requirements are five semesters of clinical practicum (CD 595) and five semesters of clinical seminar (CD 592).
Other Academic Requirements
Graduate students have a thesis option, requiring at least 6 hours of thesis credit in addition to the required didactic and clinical practicum courses. Students must pass a comprehensive examination in the last semester of enrollment.