James Madison University

M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Research Focus)

Curriculum Overview

Sample Research Master's Curriculum


Category A: Research Design and Statistics - Minimum 9 credits

Course Number Credit Hours
CSD 500 - Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
or
CSD 600 - Research in Audiology
2-3
Choose, with approval of major adviser, a minimum of 6 additional credits in research design and/or statistics course 6

Category B: Speech/Hearing Sciences and Instrumentation - Minimum 6 credits

Course Number Credit Hours
Choose, with approval of major adviser, a minimum of 6 credits in speech and/or hearing science courses or in instrumentation in speech and hearing sciences 6

Category C: Areas of Concentration (Complete one area) - Minimum 9 credits in one area

Course Number Credit Hours
Adult Neurogenic Communication Impairment  
CSD 718 - Independent Study 3
Select, with major adviser approval, and complete another minimum 6 credits in courses addressing adult neurogenic communication impairment 6
Pediatric Communication Impairment  
CSD 718 - Independent Study  
Select, with major adviser approval, and complete another minimum 6 credits in courses addressing pediatric communication impairment  
Speech Production and Disorders  
CSD 718 - Independent Study  
Select, with major adviser approval, and complete another minimum 6 credits in courses addressing speech production and disorders  
Hearing and Hearing Disorders  
CSD 718 - Independent Study  
Select, with major adviser approval, and complete another minimum 6 credits in courses addressing hearing and hearing disorders  

Category D: Research and Thesis - Minimum 12 credits

Course Number Credit Hours
CSD 717, 817, 917, 791, 792, or 793 - Directed Research 6
CSD 700 - Thesis 6