Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    Oct 06, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech Language Pathology, M.Ed.

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Applicants are accepted for the fall term only.

For admission to the graduate program in speech-language pathology, the applicant must have:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • GACE Program Admission Assessment or exemption
  • GRE scores:  Recommended combined score (Verbal + Quantitative) of 297 or higher
  • Three strong letters of recommendation from professional references
  • Interview with speech-language pathology faculty by invitation only
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Clear criminal background check

Students with undergraduate majors other than speech-language pathology must complete the undergraduate prerequisite course sequence or equivalent before being admitted to the graduate program in speech-language pathology.  Additional requirements may be incurred as the program of study is planned.

Prerequisites (A,B)

  • SLPA 3790 Introduction to Clinical Practicum: Observation 3
  • SLPA 3702 Speech & Language Acquisition 3
  • SLPA 3703 Phonetics 3
  • SLPA 3704 Anatomy & Phys. of Speech & Hearing 3
  • SLPA 3705 Speech and Hearing Science 3
  • SLPA 3760 Articulation & Phonological Disorders 3
  • SLPA 4701 Language Disorders in Children 3
  • SLPA 4703 Introduction to Audiology 3

Total Prerequisites 24

Elective (May be repeated for credit) (D)

Total Program (C) 63

  1. (A)  A grade of C or better is required in courses in these sections.
  2. (B)  Substitutions must be approved by advisor.
  3. (C)  63 Hour Program (6 semesters plus comprehensive examination as part of summative assessment one semester prior to graduation): for students with an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology.
  4. (D)  This special topics course may be required for remediation and/or an opportunity to gain additional experiences.
  5. (E)  ALL ASHA math and science requirements must be satisfied prior to submitting an application for the comprehensive examination. ASHA Standard IV-A: The applicant must have demonstrated knowledge of the biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and the     social/behavioral sciences.  Implementation: Acceptable courses in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science). Acceptable courses in physical sciences should include physics or chemistry. Acceptable courses in social/behavioral sciences should include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health. A stand- alone course in statistics is required. Research methodology courses in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) may not be used to satisfy the statistics requirement. A course in biological and physical sciences specifically related to CSD may not be applied for certification purposes to this category unless the course fulfills a university requirement in one of these areas.
  6. (F)   Internship and Externship assignments are only approved for “regional sites” to comply with “on campus” meeting requirements. No “distance learning” courses will be approved for these semesters.


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