Master's Program: Degree Course List

Typical Master's Program Sequence (This is a sample only.  The order is subject to change.)

First Semester (Fall 1):

  • CDIS 6010 Speech Science (4 hrs)
  • CDIS 6170 Clinical Issues I (2 hrs)
  • CDIS 6310 Aphasia & Related Neuropathologies (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6610 Pediatric Language Disorders (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6760 Research Methods in Communication Disorders (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6970 Practicum (1 hr)

Winter Session:

  • CDIS 6730 Education Policy and Practice for SLPs (2 hrs - Only required if pursuing school licensure/could also count as a Topics course)

Second Semester (Spring 1):

  • CDIS 6110 Motor Speech Disorders (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6180 Clinical Issues III (1 hr)
  • CDIS 6210 Voice Disorders (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6530 Dysphagia (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6710 Language Disorders in School Age Population (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6970 Practicum (1 hr)

Third Semester (Summer):

  • CDIS 6190 Clinical Issues II (2 hrs)
  • CDIS 6320 Cognitive Rehabilitation (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6410 Stuttering (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6970 Administration of Speech-Language-Hearing Programs in Schools (3 hrs)
  • Topics in Communication Disorders (2-3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6970 Clinical Practicum (1 hr)

Fourth Semester (Fall 2):

  • CDIS 6040 Counseling (3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6200 Clinical Issues IV (2 hrs)
  • CDIS 5610 Aural Rehabilitation (3 hrs - Not required if previously taken at the undergraduate level)
  • CDIS 6630 Issues in Phonological Intervention (3 hrs)
  • Topics in Communication Disorders (2-3 hrs)
  • CDIS 6970 Practicum (3 hr)
    • Includes 2.5 days off-site (arranged by the clinical coordinator in consultation with the student)

Fifth Semester (Spring 2):

  • CDIS 6890 Internship (1-9 hrs, typically a total of 8)
    • Off-site 5 days/week
    • Can be near campus or other locations (other locations arranged by the student and clinic coordinator).

NOTE:

  • Topics are elective courses that vary each semester. Master’s students are required to take at least two Topics courses, unless the student is completing a thesis. If the master's student is completing a thesis, only one Topics course is required. See the Master’s Handbook for a description of these courses, as well as a list of all of the graduate level classes.  Recently offered topics classed have included:
    • Pediatric topic (Beyond Standardized Testing)
    • Head and Neck Cancer for the SLP
    • CDIS 6730 Education Policy and Practice for SLPs
  • All students deciding to pursue the thesis option will be encouraged to perform a scholarly activity that will be of sufficient quality for subsequent professional presentation and/or publication. A thesis is intended to acquaint the student with research methodology; it is expected that original research or replication of a research project will be undertaken. The nature of the topic should be chosen by the student in consultation with a thesis advisor. See the Master's Handbook for more information about completing a thesis.

Master's Degree Course List


The following courses are courses offered at the Master's Level in Speech-Language Pathology:

 

CDIS 6000 Speech for Graduate Students (1-4)
CDIS 6010 Speech Science (4)
CDIS 6040 Counseling in CDIS (3)

CDIS 6050 Communication Disorders and Aging (3)
CDIS 6060 Diagnostics in Communication Disorders I (2)
CDIS 6070 Diagnostics in Communication Disorders I I (1-3)
CDIS 6110 Motor Speech Disorders (3)
CDIS 6170 Clinical Issues I (2)
CDIS 6180 Clinical Issues II (2)
CDIS 6190 Clinical Issues III (1)
CDIS 6200 Clinical Issues IV (2)
CDIS 6210 Voice Disorders (3)
CDIS 6310 Aphasia and Related Neuropathologies (3)
CDIS 6410 Stuttering (3)

CDIS 6450 Aural Rehabilitation (3)
CDIS 6510 Oral-Facial Anomalies (2)
CDIS 6530 Dysphagia (3)
CDIS 6610 Pediatric Language Disorders (3)
CDIS 6630 Issues in Phonological Intervention (3)
CDIS 6710 Language Disorders in the School-Age Population (3)
CDIS 6760 Research Methods in Communication Disorders (3)

CDIS 6790 Administration of Speech-Language-Hearing Programs in the Schools (3)
CDIS 6800 Graduate Seminar in Communication Disorders (1-3); Graded A/F
CDIS 6810 Graduate Seminar in Communication Disorders (1-3); Graded S/U
CDIS 6820 Topics in Communication Disorders (2-3); Graded A/F
CDIS 6320 Cognitive Rehabilitation (3); Graded A/F
CDIS 6830 Topics in Communication Disorders (2-3); Graded S/U
CDIS 6850 Directed Readings in Communication Disorders (1-3); Graded S/U
CDIS 6860 Independent Study in Communication Disorders (1-4); Graded A/F
CDIS 6870 Independent Study in Communication Disorders (1-4); Graded S/U
CDIS 6890 Internship (1-9)
CDIS 6910 Research Problems in Communication Disorders (1-3)
CDIS 6920 Research Group in Communication Disorders (1-3); Graded A/F
CDIS 6930 Research Group in Communication Disorders (1-3); Graded S/U
CDIS 6940 Workshop on Current Topics in Communication Disorders (1-3)
CDIS 6950 Workshop in Communication Disorders (1-3)
CDIS 6970 Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (1-3)
CDIS 6990 Thesis Research (1-12)

 

*** Bold items indicate required courses