Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology (MA)
Online Program

Required Courses

The graduate curriculum outlined below provides the academic and clinical practicum components of the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In addition to the coursework, satisfactory performance on a culminating activity or activities approved by the program faculty, in accordance with Graduate School policy, satisfies the completion of a comprehensive examination and is required to complete the Master of Arts program. 

Content Courses (32 semester hours)

ASLS 516 Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology (1)
ASLS 555 Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology of Communication (3)
ASLS 563 Voice & Resonance Disorders (3)
ASLS 571 Speech & Hearing Science (4) – Lab Required
ASLS 661 Speech Production Disorders (3)
ASLS 655 Acquired Disorders of Language & Cognition (3)
ASLS 656 Feeding & Swallowing Disorders: Lifespan (2)
ASLS 657 Motor Speech Disorders: Lifespan (2)
ASLS 658 Augmentative/Alternative Communication (2) (May be replaced by a sign language class)
ASLS 664 Fluency Disorders (3)
ASLS 682 Language Disorders in Early Childhood & Preschool (3)
ASLS 684 Disorders of Language & Literacy in School-Age Children & Adolescents (3)

Clinical Sequence (26 semester hours)

ASLS 583 Introduction to Clinic (2)
ASLS 585 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate (2)
ASLS 586 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate (2)
ASLS588 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate (2)
ASLS 569 Diagnostic Practicum (2 credits/semester; 6 credits required; repeatable up to 8 credits)
ASLS 592 Internship in Public Schools (8 credits) – if practicum classes not completed in schools
ASLS 692 Medical Internship (12)

Research Sequence (7 semester hours)

ASLS 515 Foundations of Research & Writing (1)
HRS 610 Interpretation & Evaluation of Behavioral Research (3) OR
SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
ASLS 615 Research in Communication Sciences & Disorders (1)
ASLS 686 Capstone in Speech-Language Pathology (2)   

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