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Speech-Language Pathology Program

The professional master's curriculum is composed of 54 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first academic year, 56 to 57 required course credits for the second academic year for a total of 110 to 111 quarter credits. Clinical practica are scheduled in the second, third, fourth, and fifth quarters of the curriculum. Advanced practica, or full-time placements in healthcare or educational settings, are secured for the last two quarters of the curriculum.

The Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum as appropriate for the essential professional preparation of its students.

First Professional Year

Total Credit Hours Required 54
Fall Quarter
CORE 1599 Interprofessional Education I 1
SLPI 0501 Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders 4
SLPI 0502 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders 4
SLPI 0503 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders 2
SLPI 0520 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology 4
SLPI 0540 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology 4
Total 19
Winter Quarter
SLPI 0505 Capstone I 2
  OR
SLPI 0511 Thesis I 2
SLPI 0521 Child Language Disorders I 4
SLPI 0526 Adult Language and Cognitive Disorders I 4
SLPI 0529 Voice and Resonance Disorders 4
SLPI 0550 Clinical Practicum I 3
SLPI 0551 Practicum Seminar I 1
Total 18
Spring Quarter
SLPI 0506 Capstone II 1
  OR
SLPI 0512 Thesis II 1
SLPI 0522 Child Language Disorders II 4
SLPI 0525 Dysphagia I 4
SLPI 0527 Adult Language and Cognitive Disorders II 4
SLPI 0652 Clinical Practicum II 3
SLPI 0553 Practicum Seminar II 1
Total 17

Second Professional Year

Total Credit Hours Required 56-57
Summer Quarter
SLPI 0607 Capstone III 1
  OR
SLPI 0613 Thesis III 1
SLPI 0623 Communication Disorders in Autism 3
SLPI 0631 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 4
SLPI 0632 Dysphagia II 4
SLPI 0654 Clinical Practicum III 3
SLPI 0655 Practicum Seminar III 1
Total 16
Fall Quarter
SLPI 0604 Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology 2
SLPI 0614 Thesis IV 1
  Thesis track only
SLPI 0624 Aural Rehabilitation 3
SLPI 0628 Motor Speech Disorders 4
SLPI 0630 Fluency Disorders 3
SLPI 0656 Clinical Practicum IV 3
SLPI 0657 Practicum Seminar IV 1
Total 16-17
Winter Quarter
SLPI 0660 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Public School 10
  AND
SLPI 0661 Advanced Practicum Seminar I 2
  OR
SLPI 0662 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Medical/Healthcare Facility 10
  AND
SLPI 0663 Advanced Practicum Seminar II 2
Total 12
Spring Quarter
SLPI 0660 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Public School 10
  AND
SLPI 0661 Advanced Practicum Seminar I 2
  OR
SLPI 0662 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Medical/Healthcare Facility 10
  AND
SLPI 0663 Advanced Practicum Seminar II 2
Total 12