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Speech-Language Pathology Program

The professional master's curriculum is composed of 56 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first academic year, 54 to 55 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.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program:  110-111

The total number of quarter credits is dependent upon whether a student pursues the thesis or non-thesis track.

First Professional Year:

Total Credit Hours Required56
Fall Quarter
CORED 1599IInterprofessional Education I1
SLPPD 0501Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders4
SLPPD 0502Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders4
SLPPD 0504Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communication Disorders3
SLPPD 0519Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders4
SLPPD 0540Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology3
Total19
Winter Quarter
SLPPD 0505Capstone I2
 OR
SLPPD 0511Thesis I2
SLPPD 0521Language Disorders in Early Childhood4
SLPPD 0625Hearing and Aural Rehabilitation2
SLPPD 0526Aphasia4
SLPPD 0529Voice and Resonance Disorders4
SLPPD 0550Clinical Practicum I3
Total19
Spring Quarter
SLPPD 0503Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders2
SLPPD 0506Capstone II1
 OR
SLPPD 0512Thesis II1
SLPPD 0522Language Disorders in School-Age Children4
SLPPD 0525Dysphagia I4
SLPPD 0527Cognitive-Communication Disorders4
SLPPD 0552Clinical Practicum II3
Total18

Second Professional Year:

Total Credit Hours Required54
Summer Quarter
SLPPD 0607Capstone III1
 OR
SLPPD 0613Thesis III1
SLPPD 0630Fluency Disorders3
SLPPD 0631Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
SLPPD 0632Dysphagia II4
SLPPD 0640Healthcare and Educational Settings2
SLPPD 0654Clinical Practicum III3
Total16
Fall Quarter
SLPPD 0604Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology2
SLPPD 0614Thesis IV1
 Thesis track only
SLPPD 0626Autism and Other Developmental Disorders2
SLPPD 0628Motor Speech Disorders3
SLPPD 0633Language, Literacy and Learning4
SLPPD 0656Clinical Practicum IV3
Total14
Winter Quarter
CORED 1699Interprofessional Education II1
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