M.S. in SLP (on campus)

M.S. in Speech Pathology Curriculum Overview

Academic Advising

Each student is assigned an academic advisor who will assist you with all academic matters. The Director of Clinical Education will guide your practica enrollment. The CSD Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Council serves as each graduate student's program committee. The role of the student's program committee is to oversee each student's educational experience and to provide a support system during your matriculation. If an academic problem occurs during the student's graduate career, the student's advisor, and if necessary, the SLP Council will assist to resolve this problem.

Course List

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

First Year


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 Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders 2 credits
CSD 640 School-Age Language and Literacy Disorders  3 credits


CSD 541 Birth to Five: Language Development and Disorders 3 credits
CSD 582 Speech Practicum 2 credits
CSD 560 Neuromotor Speech Disorders 3 credits
CSD 605 Physiological and Acoustical Phonetics 2 credits
CSD 641 Language Disorders in Adults 3 credits
CSD 656 Voice Disorders 2 credits


CSD 528 Autism 2 credits
CSD 583 Speech Practicum (On-campus) 2 credits
CSD 632 Fluency Disorders 2 credits

Second Year


CSD 500 Research Methods 2 credits
CSD 522 Communication Disorders of the Traumatically Brain Injured 2 credits
CSD 527 Aging 1 credit
CSD 529 Augmentative Communication 1 credit
CSD 625 Pediatric Dysphagia 1 credit
CSD 682 Speech Practicum (On-/Off-Campus Externship) 2 credits


CSD 683 Speech Practicum (Off-campus Externship) 2 credits

Minimum 45 credits