Additional areas of study within the CSD Department are in the area of bilingual speech language pathology and family-focused treatment. Study and training in a full range of evaluation and remediation techniques are integral parts of the curriculum. Closely allied to the speech language pathology curriculum are the fields of speech science, neurolinguistics, and normal child speech and language acquisition.
Students must complete at least 20 hours of core courses, six hours of electives (including courses taken either within or outside the department) and thesis (six hours). Students can choose to complete twelve hours of electives, when a thesis is not selected. In addition, students must enroll in clinical practicum training for ten to twenty semester hours in order to be eligible for clinical certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
All SLP Master's students seeking certification take a set of required courses (24 credits) that ensure competencies in a wide variety of professional areas, as required for the current Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology standards for certification.
A total of 32 credits of academic coursework plus 20+ credits of clinical practicum over two years are required for the completion of the M.A. Additional hours may be required by the program in order to meet ASHA guidelines.