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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
CORE 1599Interprofessional Education I1
SLPI 0501Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders4
SLPI 0502Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders4
SLPI 0503Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders2
SLPI 0520Disorders of Articulation and Phonology3
SLPI 0540Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology3
Total17
Winter Quarter
SLPI 0505Capstone I2
 OR
SLPI 0511Thesis I2
SLPI 0521Child Language Assessment4
SLPI 0526Adult Language and Cognitive Disorders I4
SLPI 0529Voice and Resonance Disorders4
SLPI 0550Clinical Practicum I3
SLPI 0551Practicum Seminar I1
Total18
Spring Quarter
SLPI 0506Capstone II1
 OR
SLPI 0512Thesis II1
SLPI 0522Child Language Intervention4
SLPI 0525Dysphagia I4
SLPI 0527Adult Language and Cognitive Disorders II4
SLPI 0552Clinical Practicum II3
SLPI 0553Practicum Seminar II1
Total17

Second Professional Year

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