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Speech-Language Pathology Program

The professional master's curriculum is composed of 52 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first academic year, 58 to 59 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 Required52
Fall Quarter
CORED 1599Interprofessional Education I1
SLPPD 0501Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders4
SLPPD 0502Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders4
SLPPD 0503Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders2
SLPPD 0520Disorders of Articulation and Phonology3
SLPPD 0540Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology3
Total17
Winter Quarter
SLPPD 0505Capstone I2
 OR
SLPPD 0511Thesis I2
SLPPD 0521Child Language Assessment4
SLPPD 0526Adult Language and Cognitive Disorders I4
SLPPD 0529Voice and Resonance Disorders4
SLPPD 0550Clinical Practicum I3
SLPPD 0551Practicum Seminar I1
Total18
Spring Quarter
SLPPD 0506Capstone II1
 OR
SLPPD 0512Thesis II1
SLPPD 0522Child Language Intervention4
SLPPD 0525Dysphagia I4
SLPPD 0527Adult Language and Cognitive Disorders II4
SLPPD 0552Clinical Practicum II3
SLPPD 0553Practicum Seminar II1
Total17

Second Professional Year

Total Credit Hours Required58-59
Summer Quarter
SLPPD 0607Capstone III1
 OR
SLPPD 0613Thesis III1
SLPPD 0623Communication Disorders in Autism3
SLPPD 0630Fluency Disorders3
SLPPD 0631Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
SLPPD 0632Dysphagia II4
SLPPD 0654Clinical Practicum III3
SLPPD 0655Practicum Seminar III1
Total18
Fall Quarter
SLPPD 0604Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology2
SLPPD 0614Thesis IV1
 Thesis track only
SLPPD 0624Aural Rehabilitation3
SLPPD 0628Motor Speech Disorders3
SLPPD 0633Language, Literacy and Learning4
SLPPD 0656Clinical Practicum IV3
SLPPD 0657Practicum Seminar IV1
Total16-17
Winter Quarter
SLPPD 0660Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Public School12
 OR
SLPPD 0662Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Medical/Healthcare Facility12
Total12
Spring Quarter
SLPPD 0660Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Public School12
 OR
SLPPD 0662Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Medical/Healthcare Facility12
Total12