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MA Degree Requirements

The Department of Communications Science and Disorders graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program offers academic and clinical curricula that provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCCSLP).

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree - 54 Credit Hours

Required Core Courses Credit Hours
COSD 512    Audiologic Rehabilitation
3
COSD 601    Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
COSD 602    Language Disorders: Birth to Five Years 3
COSD 604    Advanced Studies in Articulatory and Phonologic Disorders. 3
COSD 606    Fluency Disorders 2
COSD 607    Language Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents 3
COSD 608    Motor Speech Disorders 3
COSD 609    Aphasia 3
COSD 610    Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia 3
COSD 611    Autism Spectrum Disorders.
2
COSD 615    Voice and Resonance Disorders 3
COSD 616    Augmentative and Alternative Communication
3
COSD 630    Professional Development I
1
COSD 635    Written Language in Children with Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders
3
COSD 640    Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing 9
COSD 650    Professional Development II 1
COSD 699. Research and Thesis 6

A thesis is a requirement for the Master of Arts degree. An oral defense of the thesis is required during the last semester of enrollment.

COSD 511. Public School Methods in a Diverse Society, while not required for a graduate degree, must be taken for Virginia teacher licensure in Speech-Language Pathology. Students should also consult with their advisers regarding other licensure requirements.

Typical Program of Study - Master of Arts

(Program may vary depending on individual academic needs determined by advisor and progress in program.)

1st Fall Semester

COSD 602. Language Disorders: Birth to Five Years.
COSD 604. Advanced Studies in Articulatory and Phonologic Disorders.
COSD 609. Aphasia.
COSD 630. Professional Development I
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing.

1st Spring Semester

COSD 607. Language Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents.
COSD 608. Motor Speech Disorders
COSD 610. Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia.
COSD 616. Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing.

Summer Session

COSD 601. Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
COSD 611. Autism Spectrum Disorders.
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing.

2nd Fall Semester

COSD 615. Voice and Resonance Disorders.
COSD 635. Written Language in Children with Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders.
COSD 650. Professional Development II.
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing.
COSD 699. Research and Thesis.

2nd Spring Semester

COSD 512. Audiologic Rehabilitation.
COSD 606. Fluency Disorders.
COSD 640. Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language-Hearing.
COSD 650. Professional Development II.
COSD 699. Research and Thesis.

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