College of Health and Human Services2012-2013
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Clinical Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science
This program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology?
The clinical speech-language pathology program has a strong clinical emphasis which places a high premium on addressing the communicative and learning needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations and includes a comprehensive, up-to-date array of academic coursework and clinical practica that mirror current needs in the field. You will also have the opportunity to learn from clinical faculty members, who operate a full service speech, language and hearing clinic.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
See the American Speech-Lanugage-Hearing-Association (ASHA)
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||63 - 66|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Research||Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.|
|Additional Fees/Program Fees||Required|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Take the following 63 - 66 units:
- CSD 510, CSD 521, CSD 531, CSD 541, CSD 551*, CSD 552*, CSD 554, CSD 556, CSD 557, CSD 558 (30 units)
- CSD 651, CSD 652, CSD 653 (9 units)
- CSD 602, clinical practica (9 units for full-time track) or (6 units for Summers-only track)
- CSD 608, fieldwork experience or externship. Please note that this final clinical experience involves 12 weeks of full-time clinical practice at a pre-arranged clinical site. (12 units)
- Two graduate-level electives or a research project (6 units)
*Students entering the program without SST 405 (Neurological Foundations of Speech, Language, and Hearing) or its equivalent, must take CSD 508 prior to enrolling in CSD 551 or CSD 552.
You may complete this plan through one of the following tracks:
- Full-time Track: If you have a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology, you will complete the plan requirements in consecutive semesters.
- Full-time Leveler Track: If you have a bachelor's degree in another discipline, you will complete the plan requirements, including undergraduate pre-requisite courses, in consecutive semesters.
- Summers-only Track: If you have a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology and are currently employed in the field, you will complete the plan requirements through summer course work, online academic-year course work, and academic-year clinical practica at your work site.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
- PROGRAM FEE INFORMATION
- Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $40 per credit hour has been approved for this program.
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