Master of Science

The M.S. degree program requires a minimum of five academic semesters to complete, including continuous enrollment in one summer during the sequence of studies. If undergraduate deficiencies are assessed at the time of admission, additional time may be required to finish the M.S. degree.

To view a typical graduate course sequence. To learn more about the courses offered, please view the course descriptions and the course catalog link.

Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Students completing a thesis option forgo the required 6 hours of electives and instead enroll in Master's Thesis coursework. Students choosing the thesis option are allowed to enroll in elective courses if desired, however, elective coursework is completed in addition the requirements of the thesis option. All candidates for the M.S. degree are required to pass a written comprehensive examination. To practice as a licensed speech-language pathologist, students must also pass the Praxis exam.

The Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders does not discriminate in the delivery of academic services or the conduct of research and scholarly activities on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.