School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Curriculum

For those students who have completed a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders, the graduate program is 65 semester credit hours and takes approximately two years. Course work in communication sciences and disorders and research design is combined with a minimum of 400 clock hours of clinical practicum experience. Students with research interests are encouraged to elect a thesis option.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than communication sciences and disorders must complete a post-baccalaureate sequence that includes 27 semester hours of prerequisite course work before enrolling in the graduate program.

Note: The curriculum is currently under revision. Courses and course sequences may be different from that listed below.

Typical Graduate Course Sequence

Section Fall Semester Credit Hrs
CSD-500 Language Disorders in Children
3
CSD-503 Speech Sound Disorders
3
CSD-505 Seminar on Diversity
1
CSD-506 Fluency Disorders
3
CSD-521 Clinical Methods and Observation
4
CSD-511 Communication and Aging
2
CSD-520 Special Topics: Counseling
1
CHP-510 Interprofessional Competence: Theory & Practice
0.5
 
Total Credits
17.5
  Spring Semester
CSD-504 School-Age Lang & Lit Disorders
3
CSD-515 Aphasia
3
CSD-512 Dysphagia
3
CSD-522 Practicum Seminar I
1
CSD-530 Clinical Practicum
3
CSD-517 Advanced Issues in Speech Sound Disorders
2
CHP-511 Interprofessional Competence: Theory & Practice
0.5
 
Total Credits
15.5
  Summer Semester
CSD-514 Research & Evidence Based Practice
3
CSD-520 Topics in CSD (multiple topics)*
3
CSD-520 Special Topics: Motor Speech
1
CSD-523 Practicum Seminar II
1
CSD-530 Clinical Practicum
3
 
Total Credits
11
  Fall Semester  
CSD-507 Voice Disorders
2
CSD-510 Acquired Brain Injury
3
CSD-518 AAC and Severe Disabilities
3
CSD-516 Progressive Neurological Communication Disorders
3
CSD-524 Practicum Seminar III
1
CSD-530 Clinical Practicum
3
CSD-599 Thesis **
3
 
Total Credits
15
  Spring Semester  
CSD-525 Practicum Seminar IV
1
CSD-534 Clinical Externship
8
 
Total Credits
9
     
 
Total Program Credits
68

* Several “Topics in CSD” classes will be offered each summer semester.

** Students electing to complete a thesis will enroll in thesis for three credits during the fall semester.

In addition to the above courses, applicants for the Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology must show transcript evidence of at least one course in the biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and the social/behavioral sciences.

For More Information

Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Email: csd@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1435