Jun 29, 2022  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Speech - Language Pathology (M.A.)

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The department’s graduate programs in audiology and in speech-language pathology are nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Communication Sciences and Disorders core course work: 11 to 20 credit hours

All graduate students working toward the completion of graduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders must meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in their area of emphasis (Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology) by the end of their degree program. The ASHA requirements may be waived for international students. In addition, all graduate students are required to pass a comprehensive examination in the final semester of their graduate study. The Communication Disorders faculty will determine the content, form, and the length of the examination. Specific academic and clinical practicum requirements for the degrees and national certification are contained in the department’s Student Handbook. Consult your advisor or the department chairperson.

Master of Arts, Plan B (non-thesis): Total 52-77 credit hours*

The Masters Degree (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology is a two-year post-baccalaureate program consisting of a minimum of three semesters of didactic coursework and clinical practicum and a minimum of two semesters of external, full-time clinical placements.

  • Communication Disorders core 11-20 credit hours
  • Speech-Language required 41-57 credit hours 


* Variation in number of credits reflects differential requirements for students with or without a baccalaureate degree in Communications Disorders.

Speech-Language Pathology Emphasis core course work: 41 to 57 credit hours


Total credit hours required for the program are individualized based on which courses were completed at the undergraduate level (18 possible) and the hours of clinical practicum/fieldwork and internship mandated by the clinical sites and necessary for the student to meet ASHA requirements for client contact hours. (minimum 400 clinical clock hours with clients required for certification)

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