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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.

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Summer Coursework Prior to 1st Fall Semester


CEDF 706 Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education 3

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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 participate in clinical work as part of COMSC 720, Introduction to Clinic. Each student is assigned one client for weekly individualized treatment. A clinical educator is assigned to each student, modeling and supervising the treatment processes. In addition, all incoming students are assigned work in a group treatment setting of one of the following: typically developing children, adult aphasic, accent reduction or high functioning autism sprectrum college students. Students must consistently demonstrate all elements of clinical skill-sets prior to being considered for any off-campus placements in the following summer. All students are required to complete a minimum of four clinical practica and achieve a passing grade of CR (credit) or P (pass) in each clinical experience. 

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