MA Program for SLP

Typical Program of Study

Courses – Fall 1st Year

Course number Course title Credit Hours
SPA 5401 Speech Pathology: (Pediatric) Language Disorders 3
SPA 6233 Speech Motor Control Disorders 3
SPA 6410 Adult Language Disorders 3
SPA 6905 Introduction to Clinical Practice 1
SPA 6905 Clinician’s Meeting I 1
SPA 6524 Practicum in SLP 2

Courses – Spring 1st Year

course number course title credit hours
SPA 5204 Phonological Disorders 3
SPA 6581 Aud Bases of Ped Lang & Literacy Dis 3
SPA 6581 Dysphagia Management (& Dysphagia Mgmt Lab) 4
SPA 6905 Clinician’s Meeting II 1
SPA 6524 Practicum in SLP 2

Courses – Summer 1st Year

course number course title credit hours
SPA 6805 Introduction to Graduate Research 3
SPA 6581 Neuro-cognitive Language Disorders 3
PHC 6937 Public Health Concepts (self-directed online course)
SPA 6524 Practicum in SLP 2

Courses – Fall 2nd Year

course number course title credit hours
SPA 5211 Voice Disorders 3
SPA 5225 Speech Pathology: Stuttering 3
SPA 6936 Autism/Augmentative & Alternative Comm. 3
SPA 6905 Clinician’s Meeting III 1
SPA 6524 Practicum in SLP 2

Courses – Spring 2nd Year

TracK course title credit hours
Non-thesis Track SPA 6942: Externship in SLP 9
Thesis Track SPA 6524: Practicum in SLP 6
SPA 6971: Masters Research 3

Notes

Practicum courses: Practicum courses are assigned a section number, and each section offers a unique setting for obtaining supervised clinical experience. Students work under the supervision of a qualified mentor and each student works in a range of settings during the course of the program. Students typically enroll in 2 credits of SPA 6524 in Year 1 (Fall, Spring, and Summer) and Fall of Year 2.

Externship in SLP: Students arrange an externship during the final semester of graduate study in a setting that is of interest to them. The department can assist the student with this process. The externship is unpaid. Otherwise, it is usually similar to a full-time job experience. Many of our students receive job offers from the site where the externship takes place.

Thesis Track: In lieu of a clinical externship, thesis students enroll in 6 credits of SPA 6254 during Spring Year 2.