M.S. in SLP (online)

Curriculum and Prerequisite Coursework for Online M.S. in S-LP

Course List

This is a cohort model. Students take courses in the order listed below. (subject to change)

First Year

Course Credits
CSD 500 Research in CSD 2
CSD 604 Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology of Speech & Language 3
Semester total: 5
CSD 605 Physiological & Acoustical Phonetics 3
CSD 640 Advanced Children's Language Disorders 3
Semester total: 6
CSD 581 Speech Practicum (online) 2
CSD 623 Advanced Study of Phonological Disorders 3
CSD 560 Neuromotor Speech Disorders 3
Semester total: 8

Second Year

Course Credits
CSD 528 Autism 1
CSD 530 Early Intervention 1
CSD 582 Speech Practicum (on campus JMU) 2
Semester Total: 4
CSD 641 Language Disorders in Adults 3
CSD 544 Evaluation & Treatment of Swallowing Disorders 3
CSD 583 Speech Practicum
Half of cohort (min 3 full days per week)
Semester Total: 6-8
CSD 625 Pediatric Dysphagia 1
CSD 527 Aging & Communication 1
CSD 522 Communication Disorders of TBI 2
CSD 583 Speech Practicum
Half of cohort (min 3 full days per week)
Semester Total: 4-6

Third Year

Course Credits
CSD 656 Voice Disorders 2
CSD 632 Processes & Disorders of Speech Fluency 2
CSD 682 Speech Practicum (4-5 days per week) 2
Semester Total: 6
CSD 529 Augmentative Communication 1
CSD 515 Human Communication & Aural Rehabilitation 3
Semester Total: 4
CSD 683 Speech Practicum (min 3 days per week) 2

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Pre-requisite Coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders

All prerequisite coursework MUST be completed prior to beginning the graduate program.

The following core CSD pre-requisite courses must be completed, with a grade of C or better. The required pre-requisites include:

  • Language Development - The study of language acquisition, development, structure and function in normal children. The development of language in all cultures and the universal nature of the developmental process is the foundation for continued study in speech-language hearing
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Ear and Voice - A detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism.
  • Phonetics - Instruction in various transcription techniques for phonetic and phonemic analysis of speech production.
  • Phonological and Language Disorders - An introduction to phonological and language disorders in children and adults. Etiological and maintaining factors are discussed, and an overview of assessment and (re)habilitation procedures is presented
  • Introduction to Audiology - An introduction to the symptoms, causes and treatment of hearing disorders. Hearing test instrumentation and interpretation in clinical situations are emphasized.
  • Acoustics of Hearing and Speech - Introduction to acoustics of speech and hearing. Introduction to physical acoustics, sound generation and transmission, resonance, speech acoustics, and speech perception.

Basic Sciences

Students are also required to complete a course in Statistics, Physics OR Chemistry, Biological Science, and Behavioral/Social Science for consideration of certification in speech-language pathology. JMU strongly recommends that you complete the basic science coursework with a minimum grade of C, prior to enrollment in the program.

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