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
CSDM 5051Practicum1
CSDM 5093Neurogenic Language Disorders3
CSDM 5113Child Language Disorders3
CSDM 5183Spoken Sound Disorders3
CSDM 5202Topics in SLP (Clinic Lab 1)1
CSDM 5353Voice Disorders2
CSDM 5051Practicum1
CSDM 5192Neurogenic Speech Disorders2
CSDM 5193Social Communication Disorders3
CSDM 5202Topics in SLP (Clinic Lab 2)1
CSDM 5213Dysphagia3
CSDM 5282Literacy Disorders2
CSDM 5013Research Methods in Communication Disorders3
CSDM 5051Practicum1
CSDM 5202Topics in SLP (Clinic Lab 3)1
CSDM 5201/5363Thesis -OR- Independent Research 1
Year 2
CSDM 5051Practicum2
CSDM 5114Cognitive Communication Disorders3
CSDM 5122Fluency Disorders2
CSDM 5163Auditory Based Intervention2
CSDM 5201/5363Thesis -OR- Independent Research 1
CSDM 5293Multicultural Issues3
CSDM 5042Augmentative and Alternative Communication2
CSDM 5051Practicum3
CSDM 5152Ethics & Professional Issues2
Select One:
CSDM 5201Thesis (no elective needed)4
CSDM 5363Independent Research (select one elective)1
CSDM 5173Counseling in Communication Disorders3
CSDM 5202Topics in Speech Pathology2
CSDM 5262Craniofacial Speech Disorders2
CSDM 5273Advanced Differential Disorders2
CSDM 5304Independent Study (LEND student only) Sec 012
CSDM 5304Independent Study Sec 022
Total hours dependent upon choice of Elective course10-11

Students will demonstrate mastery by earning grades of “B” or better in all courses. Students must also maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing. While students can progress in the program after earning a “C” in a course, they will have to complete a remediation plan to demonstrate competence in the content for that course.  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 46-47 credits of classroom courses (including 3 credits of Independent Research or 6 credits of Thesis) and 8 credits of Practicum.