Speech-Language Pathology M.A.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 66-82 Credits

See “Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences”.

Degree Requirements

Select one of the following research courses (3 hours)

HRS 610Interpretation and Evaluation of Behavioral Research

3

SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research

3

Complete the following courses (31 hours)

ASLS 516Professional Issues in SLP

2

ASLS 555Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication

3

ASLS 563Voice and Resonance Disorders

3

ASLS 571Speech and Hearing Science

4

ASLS 655Acquired Disorders of Language & Cognition

3

ASLS 656Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Lifespan

2

ASLS 657Motor Speech Disorders: Lifespan

2

ASLS 661Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children

3

ASLS 664Fluency Disorders

3

ASLS 682Language Disorders in Early Childhood and Preschool

3

ASLS 684Disorders of Language & Literacy: School-Age and Adolescent

3

Select one of the following courses (2-3 hours)

ASLS 658Assistive Technology for Communication Disorders

2

ASL 101American Sign Language I

3

Research Courses (4 hours)

ASLS 515Foundations of Research and Writing

1

ASLS 615Research in Audiology and Speech-Langauge Pathology

1 - 4

ASLS 686Capstone in Speech-Language Pathology

2

ASLS 615: Take 1 hour

Clinical Practicum — 14-17 hours

ASLS 474Clinical Practicum in Audiology

1

ASLS 567Diagnostic Procedures: Introduction

1 - 2

ASLS 568Diagnostic Procedures: Intermediate

1 - 2

ASLS 569Diagnostic Procedures: Advanced

1 - 2

ASLS 580Practicum in Rehabilitative Audiology

1 - 2

ASLS 583Clinical Practicum: Introduction

2

ASLS 585Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate

1 - 2

ASLS 586Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate/Advanced

2

ASLS 588Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Advanced

2

ASLS 474: if Audiology hours are needed

ASLS 567: Take 2 hours

ASLS 568: Take 2 hours

ASLS 569: Take 2 hours

ASLS 580: if Aural Rehabilitation hours are needed

ASLS 585: Take 2 hours

Internships — 12-24 hours

Must be arranged by internship coordinator.

ASLS 592Internship in Public Schools

2 - 15

ASLS 692Internship in Medical Settings

2 - 16

 

NOTES: Students who do not pursue a thesis must complete both internships: ASLS 592, Internship in Public Schools and ASLS 692, Internship in Medical Settings, for 7-12 semester hours each. Students who elect to complete a thesis may be exempted from one of these externships, with the consent of their academic advisor and they must complete ASLS 699, Thesis: Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences, for six semester hours and SRM 602, Statistical Methods I, for three semester hours, in addition to the requirements shown above.

Students who complete this program are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and for licensure from the Colorado Department of Education. Eight weeks of internship in public schools are required to be eligible for licensure from the Colorado Department of Education. This program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the ASHA and by the Colorado Department of Education.

Satisfactory performance on culminating activity/activities approved by program faculty, in accordance with Graduate School policy, satisfies the completion of the comprehensive exam and is required to complete the M.A. Program.