Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Speech-Language Pathology M.A. - Residential Program

College of Natural and Health Sciences

See "Speech-Language Pathology M.A."

Degree Requirements — 61-75 Credits

Select one of the following research courses (3 hours)

RCS 610Interpretation and Evaluation of Behavioral Research


SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research


Complete the following courses (33 hours)

ASLS 516Professional Issues in SLP


ASLS 555Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication


ASLS 563Voice and Resonance Disorders


ASLS 571Speech and Hearing Science


ASLS 655Acquired Disorders of Language & Cognition


ASLS 656Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Lifespan


ASLS 657Motor Speech Disorders: Lifespan


ASLS 661Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children


ASLS 664Fluency Disorders


ASLS 682Language Disorders in Early Childhood and Preschool


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


ASLS 658Assistive Technology for Communication Disorders


Research Courses (3 hours)

ASLS 615Research in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

1- 4

ASLS 686Capstone in Speech-Language Pathology


ASLS 615: Take 1 hour

Clinical Practicum — 10-15 hours

ASLS 474Clinical Practicum in Audiology


ASLS 567Diagnostic Procedures: Introduction

1- 2

ASLS 568Diagnostic Procedures: Intermediate

1- 2

ASLS 569Advanced Diagnostic Procedures

1- 2

ASLS 580Practicum in Rehabilitative Audiology

1- 2

ASLS 583Clinical Practicum: Introduction

1- 2

ASLS 585Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate

1- 2

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


ASLS 588Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Advanced


ASLS 567: Take 1 hour

ASLS 568: Take 1 hour

ASLS 569: Take 1 hour

ASLS 583: Take 1 hour

ASLS 585: Take 2 hours

The primary purpose of clinical practica is to help students become competent in the assessment and treatment of various communication disorders. For this reason, students are required to be continuously enrolled in practicum courses during their graduate work. Clinic clock hours obtained through practicum courses will be used to help students meet the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) clock-hour requirements in certain clinical categories. In some cases, students may have completed clinical hours during their undergraduate work. If so, they may petition through the Clinic Coordinator to not enroll in certain practicum (ASLS 580 and/or ASLS 474). Additionally, in some cases students may need additional clinical clock hours and experience as determined by the Clinic Coordinator. In such instances, they may repeat ASLS 585, ASLS 567, ASLS 568, and/or ASLS 569. See the program handbook for more information.

Internships — 12-24 hours

Students must take both internships.
Must be arranged by internship coordinator.

ASLS 592Internship in Public Schools


ASLS 692Internship in Medical Settings


ASLS 592: Take a minimum of 6 hours.

ASLS 692: Take a minimum of 6 hours.

Thesis Option (Elective Credit Hours - 9)

Students who elect to complete a thesis may be exempted from one of the internships with the consent of their academic advisor. In addition to the requirements above, they must complete the following: 

ASLS 699Thesis: Communication Disorders

1- 6

SRM 602Statistical Methods I



Other statistics course approved by advisor

Students, who complete this program and who pass the Praxis exam and clinical fellowship, 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.