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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Sample Programs M.S. in SLP

Master's in Speech-Language Pathology Sample Sequence

The following is a sample of one typical sequence of courses/clinical practica, selected to meet the national certification standards for the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) for students with a Communication Sciences & Disorders Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Courses in Audiology are chosen to satisfy American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requirements. Sequences and electives may vary depending on the individual needs of the student.

Sample Required Courses (total credits: 46-53)

  • CSD 612 Cleft Palate, Craniofacial Disorders
  • CSD 618 Dysphagia
  • CSD 623 Language Disorders of Early Childhood
  • CSD 624 Clinical Techniques for Language Disorders of Early Childhood
  • CSD 625 Stuttering
  • CSD 635 Aural Rehabilitation
  • CSD 638 Speech Sound Disorders
  • CSD 644 Counseling of Individuals with Comm Disorders
  • CSD 646 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems
  • CSD 650 Advanced Clinical Practicum (taken every semester)
  • CSD 657 Voice Disorders
  • CSD 659 Intro to Research
  • CSD 677 SLP in Schools
  • CSD 726 Neurogenic Communication Disorders I
  • CSD 727 Neurogenic Communication Disorders II
  • CSD 731 School Age Language Disorders
  • CSD 732 Clinical Techniques for School Age Language Disorders
  • EED 640 Safe & Healthy Learning Environment (required for teaching certificate)

Capstone Experience

In the final semester of their program, each student must pass a comprehensive examination designed to assess SLP students' academic and clinical preparation, unless they have chosen to complete a Master's Thesis project.

Students entering without an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders will still enter the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology program, however they will also have to complete the following courses:

  • CSD 615 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing
  • CSD 616 Introduction to Applied Phonetics
  • CSD 622 Development of Speech & Language
  • CSD 627 Speech and Language Disorders in Children
  • CSD 629 Basic Clinical Audiology
  • CSD 645 Speech Science
  • CSD 651 Clinical Methods Speech/Language Pathology

Total credits: 72-75