Program Coordinator: Nancy Paul, Ph. DMurray 223F (218) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master of Science in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences is a professional degree. It is the entry-level clinical degree in the field of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Students completing this program are qualified for clinical positions in communication disorders throughout the nation. The graduate program at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (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 five semesters of study.
-Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
-Classes on timely topics such as Augmentative/Alternative Communication, Social and Cognitive Correlates of Speech and Language Disorders, Aging and Dementia, Dysphagia across the lifespan, and Adolescent Language Disorders.
-Extensive computer-based clinical and research instrumentation for speech and voice analysis, audiology, and augmentative communication.
-Students volunteer for speech, hearing, language and memory screenings, stuttering support group; present at regional and national conferences; gain insight into the speech-language pathology profession.
-Extremely high job placement.
-Wonderful faculty-student interaction.
-Our students have high success rates at the PRAXIS examination (required for ASHA).
-A wide variety of off-campus practica and internships are available in medical, school, private, and other settings (over 33 excellent clinical practicum affiliations).
-Our faculty has diversified expertise and experience.
-Assesses and treats individuals with auditory and language processing disorders.
-Provides assessment and rehabilitation options for individuals with severe expressive communication disorders who are unable to use oral speech.
-Provides communication devices and knowledge of augmentative communication systems.
See the online application materials at the Graduate Studies link:
The following is a checklist of materials the applicant will submit to Graduate Studies and /or via the centralized online application system.
Research Requirements (5 - 6 Credits)SLP 601 Research Design in Speech-Language Pathology (2) SLP 695 Portfolio (Plan B) (1,2)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 682 Social & Cognitive Correlates of Communication Disorders (2)
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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