Communicative Disorders, MS

Overview of Program

Degree Requirements

Total credits to degree: 54

Required Specialization Courses, 36 credits:
COMD 715 Research Methods in Communicative Disorders, 3 credits
COMD 716 Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Nervous System, 2 credits
COMD 717 Neuropathologies, 3 credits
COMD 720 Voice and Resonance Disorders, 3 credits
COMD 730 Audiology II, 3 credits
COMD 737 Auditory Processing and Auditory Processing Disorder, 2 credits
COMD 750 Dysphagia, 3 credits
COMD 762 Developmental Language Disorders, 3 credits
COMD 764 Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems, 3 credits
COMD 765 Aphasia, 3 credits
COMD 767 Communicative Replacements for Challenging Behaviors, 2 credits
COMD 770 Case Discussions (Treatment), 2 credits
COMD 772 Audiology Practicum, 2 credits
COMD 787 Counseling and Multicultural Issues in Communicative Disorders, 2 credits

Elective Courses, 0-8 credits

COMD 798 Independent Research, 1-4 credits
COMD 799 Thesis, 1-4 credits

Required Clinical Experience, 18 credits:

COMD 579 Clinical Experience Internship, 6 credits
COMD 773 Practicum in the School, 0 or 6 credits
COMD 774 Practicum in Rehabilitation Facilities, 6 or 12 credits

Students must choose one of the following plan options.

Plan A
A minimum of 54 semester credits of graduate work including a master's thesis, for which a students may receive up to four graduate credits for research in area of specialization. Final oral exam.

Plan B
A minimum of 54 semester credits of graduate work including a paper/project approved by the program director. Final oral exam.

Plan C
A minimum of 54 semester credits of graduate work. A written comprehensive exam and final oral exam.


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