Southeast Missouri State University

Graduate Study Plan

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Requirements for Master of Arts in Communication Disorders

The degree requirements in Communication Disorders are designed to meet the academic and clinical standards established by the Council for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Completion of the degree requirements constitutes one component toward the establishment of the student’s eligibility for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

It is the student’s responsibility to confer with his/her academic advisor regarding recent changes (if any) in academic or clinical standards. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to complete any additional requirements for the CCC-SLP beyond completion of the degree and to submit proper documentation of all required components.

The following courses and sequence are required:

1st Year, Fall Semester

CD612 Instrumental Analysis of Speech (3)
CD620 Developmental Articulatory and Phonological Disorders (2)
CD635 Language, Cognitive, Social Communication Disorders in School-Age Children (3)
CD603 Advanced Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders (3)

1st Year, Spring Semester

CD625 Research Methodology in Communication Disorders (3)
CD630 Language and Cognitive Disorders in Adults (3)
CD641 Voice Disorders (3)
CD603 Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders (3)

1st Year, Summer Semester

CD634 Language and Cognitive Disorders in Infants and Preschool Children (2)
CD656 Craniofacial Anomalies and Resonance Disorders (2)
CD651 Neurogenic Speech Disorders (2)
CD603 Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders II (3)

2nd Year, Fall Semester

CD652 Swallowing Disorders (2)
CD643 Augmentative, Alternative, and Assistive Communication Modalities (2)
CD510 Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders (3)
(if not taken at undergraduate level)
CD669 Externship in Communication Disorders (3)
CD683 Research (3)

2nd Year, Spring Semester

CD525 Aural Rehabilitation (3) (if not taken at undergraduate level)
CD541 Fluency Disorders (3) (if not taken at undergraduate level)
CD669 Externship in Communication Disorders (3)
CD683 Research (3) (Nonthesis Students) or CD695 Thesis (3) (Thesis Students)
GR698 (Nonthesis Students) or GR699 (Thesis Students) Comprehensive Examination (0)

Important Notes:

  • Students holding graduate assistantships are required to defer one semester of CD669 to the summer semester of the 2nd year due to conflicts in the time commitments of the assistantship and the externship.
  • Students must take at least one of the following courses at the graduate level even if all three courses were taken at the undergraduate level: CD510, CD525, or CD541.
  • Grades of "C" may necessitate repeating a course if GPA drops below 3.0

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