Program Coordinator: Nancy Paul, Ph. DMurray 223F (218) email@example.com
The master’s degree offered by this department is a professional degree. Its title, Speech-Language Pathology, indicates that it is the entry-level clinical degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Students completing this program are qualified for clinical positions in communication disorders throughout the nation. Those who excel in the master’s program are encouraged to seek the doctoral degree at another university. See "Course Descriptions" for a listing of courses offered. The Speech-Language Pathology graduate program at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Candidates for the master’s degree fulfill academic and clinical requirements established by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The master’s degree program requires two years of study.
The items listed below are required for admission to this program; only complete files are reviewed. Send all materials to:Graduate Studies OfficeMSU Moorhead1104 7th Ave. S.Moorhead, MN 56563
The deadline for applications is February 1st
The mission of the Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences Department is to impart knowledge about human communication and its disorders; to foster the necessary skills to practice speech language pathology competently; to extend the knowledge of human communication and its disorders to the general public; practicing professionals, and students; and to serve individuals affected by communication disorders.
Candidates for the master’s degree fulfill academic and clinical requirements established by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The master’s degree program requires two years of study. Highlights for achieving requirements for the CCC are as follows:
Students who plan to seek clinical positions in schools should complete any additional requirements established by the credentialing authority in the states where they would seek employment.
Research Requirements (5 - 6 Credits)SLP 601 Research Design in Speech-Language Pathology (2) SLP 696 Project/Action Research (Plan B) (2,1)SLP 699 Thesis (Plan A) (4) Clinical Requirements (20 Credits)SLP 646 Clinical Experience (1-4) Academic Requirements (28 Credits)Students will need to earn 28-29 SLP credits depending upon whether they have selected SLP 696 or SLP 699. All students are required to earn at least 53 credits to complete the degree. SLP 621 Seminar: Cleft Palate and Phonological Disorders (2) SLP 623 Seminar: Voice Disorders (3) SLP 624 Seminar: Stuttering and Related Fluency Disorders (2) SLP 627 Communication in Normal Aging and Dementia (2) SLP 630 Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders (3) SLP 631 Pediatric and Adult Motor Speech Disorders (2) SLP 642 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3) SLP 647 Diagnostic and Appraisal Procedures (3) SLP 681 Pediatric and Adult Swallowing Disorders (3) SLP 683 Seminar in Child and Adolescent Language Disorders (3) Additional Graduate CoursesSLP 690 Topics (1-4) SLP 697 Independent Study (1-4) SLP 698 Continuing Registration (1) SLHS 573 Rehabilitation Audiology (4)
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