M.S. in SLP (on campus)

M.S. in CSD 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 3 credits
CSD 640 Advanced Children's Language Disorders 3 credits


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


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

Second Year


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


CSD 683 Speech Practicum (Off-campus) 2 credits

Minimum 44 credits