1st Year Coursework
The following table outlines the coursework for a full time, matriculated, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology student working towards a master of science in SLP. Depending on the semester each sequence of courses is a 15 or 16 credit course load. Students who have been admitted to the department with Conditions are advised to complete the conditions during the summer prior to commencing first year graduate studies or during the summer prior to commencing the second year of graduate studies. Students must satisfy any condition to admissions prior to commencing the second year of graduate study.
It is Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology policy for students to take no more than designated semester's credit load of graduate coursework. Students will not be permitted to expand the beyond the credit limit, or extend the conditions deadline.
First Year Coursework
|COMSC 700||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|COMSC 705||Acoustics, Physiologic, and Auditory Phonetics||3|
|COMSC 711||Models of Language||3|
|COMSC 712||Neural Processes of Communication||3|
|COMSC 720||Introduction to Clinic for Speech-Language Pathology||3|
|COMSC 716||Development and Disorders of Articulation and Phonology||3|
|COMSC 717||Language Disorders in Children||3|
|COMSC 719||Assessment and Mangagment of Dysphagia Across the Lifespan||4|
|COMSC 726||Aphasia and Associated Communication Disorders||3|
|COMSC 728||Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology||1|
|COMSC 733||Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology||2|
Incoming first-year students may elect to initiate on-campus clinical work in the fall semester with the understanding that formal commencement of clinical training begins in the spring. No matter when clinical experiences start, students must consistently demonstrate all elements of clinical skill-sets prior to being considered for any off-campus placements. All students are required to complete a minimum of four clinical practica and achieve a passing grade of P in each clinical experience. The first year elective fall experience is not graded, however skill-sets are developed, established and monitored.