James Madison University

Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology (Residential)

Curriculum Overview (subject to change)

Year One
Fall

CSD 544 Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders 3 credits
CSD 581 Speech Practicum 2 credits
CSD 604 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Speech and Language 3 credits
CSD 623 Advanced Study of Phonological Disorders 3 credits
CSD 640 Advanced Children's Language Disorders 3 credits

Spring

CSD 582 Speech Practicum 2 credits
CSD 560 Neuromotor Speech Disorders 3 credits
CSD 527 Aging and Communication 1 credit 
CSD 641 Language Disorders in Adults 3 credits
CSD 656 Voice Disorders 2 credits
CSD 605 Physiological and Acoustical Phonetics 3 credits 

Summer

CSD 500 Research Methods 2 credits
CSD 528 Autism 1 credit
CSD 583 Speech Practicum (On-campus) 2 credits
Up to 3 credits hours of coursework.  The course(s) is/are selected from the existing curriculum

Year Two
Fall
CSD 522 Communication Disorders of the Traumatically Brain Injured 2 credits
CSD 529 Augmentative Communication 1 credit
CSD 530 Early Intervention 1 credit
CSD 632 Processes and Disorders of Speech Fluency 2 credits
CSD 625 Pediatric Dysphagia 1 credit
CSD 682 Speech Practicum (On-/Off-Campus) 2 credits
Spring

CSD 683 Speech Practicum (Off-campus) 2 credits

Minimum 44 credits

Course List


A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the CSD program section of the official JMU Graduate Catalog.