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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 - 53 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 631    Special Clinical Topical Seminar
2
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 631. Special Clinical Topical Seminar.
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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