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  Sep 19, 2017
 
CURRENT 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Communication Sciences and Disorders (M.S.)


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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , applicants must have achieved a B average calculated for the last two years overall. A personal interview may be requested. The General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is required, as are three recommendations from former instructors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study.

Program Description

The program leading to the M.S. degree in communication sciences and disorders requires a minimum of 60 hours of graduate study, including completion of a series of supervised clinical internships totaling no less than 400 hours. Experiences will be obtained at on-campus and off-campus locations.

In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program.  For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the program’s website linked from the College of Health and Human Sciences.

The program adheres to the academic and clinical education requirements set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. The completed program entitles the graduate to Advanced Licensure in the state of North Carolina.

Electives (9 hours)


Three 3-hour guided electives in communication sciences and disorders.  Choose one of the following two options:

1. Master's Project


Two CSD electives (6 hours) in addition to

 .

2. Thesis


One CSD elective (3 hours) in addition to six hours of

 

Clinical Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders


Enrollment in Clinical Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders (below) is required each semester and must total no less than 15 credit hours.

Required If Not Previously Completed


The following courses or their equivalent are required (if not completed previously at the bachelor’s level): CSD 301, 370, 372, 380, 450, 470, 473, 477, 478, and 479.

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