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MS in Communication Sciences & 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: 61

Goals/Mission Statement

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

Course requirements are 46 academic course hours and 15 hours of clinical practicum. Academic course requirements are CSD 505, 513, 521, 523, 526, 541, 557, 605, 613, 620, 622, 624, 625, 627, 642, and 690. Clinical course requirements are five semesters of clinical practicum (CSD 695).

Other Academic Requirements

Graduate students must successfully complete exit requirements: a thesis or comprehensive examinations. Students who complete the thesis option must enroll in 3 to 6 thesis credits dispersed over a minimum of three semesters during their tenure in the program.

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