School of Allied Health

Professor Shirley McManigal, Dean

Department of Communication

Professor Raymond N. Linville, Chairperson.

Assistant Professors Koul, Paschall, Salamat, and Weiss.

This department offers study in the following graduate degree program: COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, Master of Science in Communication Disorders. This professional education requires two years of study beyond the baccalaureate level. Admission into the professional program begins in March of each year for the following class. Class enrollment is limited each year and admission is competitive. To be considered for admission into the professional program, the applicant must meet a number of requirements that include a baccalaureate degree in communication disorders or similar program.

Admission for part-time study will not be considered. Students are required to adhere to all policies as outlined by the department, the school, and the Health Sciences Center. Students also have specific rights as outlined in the student handbook.

The following courses are departmental course requirements. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in order to continue in the program. By the time of graduation, students are expected to have completed the requirements for professional certification by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Students have two options for satisfying the requirements for the comprehensive examination. They may conduct an independent investigation culminating in a Master of Science thesis or formally petition the faculty for a two-day written examination. Either the thesis defense or the written examination must be completed one semester prior to graduation.

Courses in Allied Health Communication
Disorders. (AHCD)

5100. Research Colloquium (1:1:0).

5242. Psychoacoustics (2:2:0).

5310. Special Topics in Speech and Hearing (3).

5320. Research Design (3:3:0).

5421. Speech Physiology and Acoustics (3).

5323. Language Development (3:3:0).

5324. Language Assessment and Intervention (3:3:0).

5325. Phonological and Articulation Development and Disorders (3:3:0).

5328. Seminar in Voice Disorders (3:3:0).

5329. Stuttering (3:3:0).

5344. Clinical Amplification (3:3:0).

5346. Seminar in Audiology: Clinical Audiology (3:3:0).

5347. Aural Rehabilitation (3:3:0).

5349. Electrophysiologic Testing (3:3:0).

5352. Medical Aspects of Audiology (3:3:0).

5355. Hearing Conservation (3:3:0).

5361. Nature of Aphasia and Related Disorders (3:3:0).

5362. Motor Speech Disorders and Dysphasia (3:3:0).

5363. Aphasia Assessment and Intervention (3:3:0).

5365. Neuroaudiology (3:3:0).

5366. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3:3:0).

5442. Psychoacoustics (4:3:1).

5380. Graduate Clinical Practicum: SLP (3).

5385. Internship in Speech Pathology and Audiology (3).

5390. Graduate Clinical Practicum: Audiology (3).

6000. Master's Thesis.

For additional information concerning a career in either speech-language pathology or audiology, contact the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Rockville, Maryland, or visit the Department of Communication Disorders.

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