College of Health and Human Services2012-2013

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Clinical Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science

This curriculum is designed to meet American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) standards for entry into professional practice. After completing these requirements, you are prepared to complete ASHA's requirements for clinical certification.

This program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology?

As part of the allied health professions, Speech-Language Pathology represents one of the fastest growing fields in the country. Speech-Language Pathologists also have amazing opportunities to make a difference across a wide range of clinical populations. In this program, you will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who are ASHA-certified and who have extensive experience and specialized training in various aspects of clinical speech-language pathology and audiology.

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)


University Requirements

  • 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.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

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

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Master's Requirements
  • *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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