Master of Arts in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology

The master of arts in the field of speech-language pathology degree program is for students with an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology. 

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

42 credits: Non-thesis option—38 credits in required courses and 4 credits in elective courses; thesis option—36 credits in required courses and 6 credits of thesis. For all students, satisfactory completion of supervised practica and a master's summative assessment is required.

SPHR 6201Clinical Practicum in Speech–Language Pathology (taken once each semester for a total of 5 credits)
SPHR 6205Professional and Clinical Issues in Speech and Hearing
SPHR 6207Diagnostic Procedures in Speech and Hearing
SPHR 6210Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (students selecting the thesis option register for 1 credit)
SPHR 6220Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
SPHR 6230Pediatric Language and Speech Disorders I
SPHR 6231Pediatric Language and Speech Disorders II
SPHR 6240Neurogenic Communication Disorders
SPHR 6241Applied Neuroanatomy
SPHR 6251Seminar: Speech Fluency Disorders
SPHR 6260Voice Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment
SPHR 6276Aural Rehabilitation
SPHR 6281Dysphagia
Students selecting the non-thesis option take 4 credits in elective courses.
Students selecting the thesis option take the following in place of elective courses.
SPHR 6211Preparing the Thesis Prospectus
SPHR 6998Thesis Research
SPHR 6999Thesis Research
All students must satisfy the academic and supervised practicum requirements of the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association and satisfactorily complete a master’s comprehensive examination.