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2018-2019 General Catalog 
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Disorders, M.A.


The department offers the Master of Arts in communication disorders with or without a thesis. The thesis option requires 33 hours of coursework plus six hours of thesis credit. The non-thesis option requires 39 hours of coursework and successful completion of a comprehensive examination. Required coursework is designed to enable students to satisfy requirements for professional certification in speech-language pathology.

Classes required of all students include: COMD 7281 Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders COMD 7282 Acquired Neurogenic Cognitive-Communicative Disorders COMD 7381 Language and Learning Disorders COMD 7382 Voice Disorders COMD 7385 Neuropathologies of Speech COMD 7480 Measurement and Diagnosis of Communication Disorders COMD 7153 Research Design in Communication Science and Disorders COMD 7384 Early Communicative Intervention , and COMD 7783 Dysphagia . Students must also complete six credit hours of clinical practice. Thesis students include six hours of COMD 8000 Thesis Research . Non-thesis students include a 7000-level seminar and a 7000-level elective approved by the department.

Thesis students defend their theses orally to their thesis committee members. Non-thesis students write a comprehensive examination that is evaluated by a departmental committee.