Program Curriculum

A minimum of 54 semester credits (SC) are required in the program. The following sample degree plan demonstrates a program that meets the credit minimum:

Course #TitleCredits
Year 1
Fall
CSDM 5051Practicum1
CSDM 5093Neurogenic Language Disorders3
CSDM 5133Infant-Toddler Communication3
CSDM 5163Auditory Based Speech/Language Intervention3
CSDM 5183Advanced Articulation Disorders3
TOTAL13
Spring
CSDM 5051Practicum1
CSDM XXXXAutism Spectrum Disorder3
CSDM 5192Neurogenic Speech Disorders2
CSDM 5213Dysphagia3
CSDM 5273Advanced Differential Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders2
CSDM 5282Assessment and Treatment of Literacy Disorders2
TOTAL13
Summer
CSDM 5013Research Methods in Communication Disorders3
CSDM 5051Practicum1
CSDM 5293Multicultural Issues3
CSDM 5201/5363Thesis -OR-Independent Research 1
TOTAL8
Year 2
Fall
CSDM 5051Practicum1
CSDM 5113Language Assessment & Therapy3
CSDM 5114Cognitive Communication Disorders3
CSDM 5122Fluency Disorders2
CSDM 5201Thesis -OR-(2)
CSDM 5363Independent Research (1)
Total hours dependent upon choice of Thesis (T) or Research (R) track10 (R) - 11 (T)
Spring
CSDM 5042Augmentative and Alternative Communication2
CSDM 5051Practicum1
CSDM 5152Organization and Administration of Clinical Programs2
CSDM 5353Voice Disorders3
CSDM 5201Thesis -OR-(3)
CSDM 5363Independent Research (1)
Elective Choice (see below)2-3
Total hours dependent upon choice of Thesis (T) or Research (R) track10 (R or T) - 11 (R)
Additional elective requirements:
All students not enrolled in thesis will choose one electives from the following courses:
CSDM 5202Topics in Speech Pathology2-3
CSDM 5142Sociolinguistics2
CSDM 5173Counseling in Communication Disorders3
CSDM 5262Craniofacial Speech Disorders2
CSDM 5304Independent Study1-3
CSDM 5201Thesis3
OVERALL TOTAL54-55

Students will excel academically earning grades of “C” or better and at a minimum maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing. Consequences for not meeting these requirements are on a case-by-case basis as reviewed by the academic and clinical faculty, which may include repeating courses, academic probation and remediation, or dismissal from the program. The M.S. program academic handbook should be consulted for more specific information.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to earn the degree.

The course work represents a minimum of 49 credits of classroom courses, 5 credits of practicum, and either 3 credits of independent research or 6 credits of thesis. A minimum of 54 SC are required for graduation.