Department of Communication Disorders

Course Sequence

Below is a standard course sequence spread over 5 terms for both graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology:

  1. Master of Science (MS) Thesis Track: A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 credit hours of CMDS 7990 Research and Thesis count toward the degree. Thesis students waive academic comprehensive examinations (0 credit) and also may waive CMDS 7920 Internship (5 credits) unless additional clock hour experience is needed. This option requires a minimum total of 54 semester credit hours.
  2. Master of Communication Disorders (MCD) Non-Thesis Track: Students must pass academic comprehensive examinations (0 credit) and complete CMDS 7920 Internship (5 credits). This option requires a total of 55 semester credit hours.
Fall 1 (14 credits)
  • CMDS 7520  Language Disorders: Birth to Five (3)
  • CMDS 7570  Evaluation of Research in Speech Pathology (3)
  • CMDS 7860  Speech Science (3)
  • CMDS 7970  Special Topics Seminar - Cognitive (2)
  • CMDS 7500  Clinical Problems in Speech (1)
  • CMDS 7700  Clinical Problem Solving I (2)
Spring 1 (12 credits)
  • CMDS 7530  Advanced Fluency Disorders (3)
  • CMDS 7550  Adult Aphasia (3)
  • CMDS 7720  Clinic Problem Solving II (2)
  • CMDS 7820  Dysphagia (3)
  • CMDS 7500  Clinical Problems in Speech (1)
  • [CMDS 7990 Research & Thesis (1) option for M.S. students]
Summer (10 credits)
  • CMDS 7540  Advanced Voice Disorders (3)
  • CMDS 7590  Language Disorders: School Age (3)
  • CMDS 7840  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)
  • CMDS 7500  Clinical Problems in Speech (1)
  • [CMDS 7990  Research and Thesis (1) option for M.S. students]
Fall 2 (14 credits)
  • CMDS 7510  Advanced Articulation/Phonological Disorders (3)
  • CMDS 7560  Craniofacial Anomalies (3)
  • CMDS 7740  Clinical Problem Solving III (2)
  • CMDS 7810  Motor Speech Disorders (3)
  • CMDS 7500  Clinical Problems in Speech (1)
  • CMDS 7970 Special Topics Seminar – Counseling (2)
  • [CMDS 7990 Research and Thesis (1) option for M.S. students]
  • Comprehensive Examinations (0) [waived for M.S. thesis students]
Spring 2 (5 credits)
  • CMDS 7920 Internship in Speech- Language Pathology (5) [option to omit if M.S. student]
  • [CMDS 7990 Research and Thesis (2) option for M.S. students]

Last Updated: January 24, 2014