M.S. in SLP (online)

Curriculum for the M.S. in Speech Pathology (Online)

Academic Advising

Students are assigned an Advisor who will assist with all academic and clinical matters and provide support for each individual student as they matriculate through the Online MS SLP program.  The Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Advisory Council (CAC) help guide practica enrollment and the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Council serves as each graduate student's program committee.  The role of the CAC and SLP Councils is to oversee each student's educational experience at JMU.

Course List

The Online MS Speech Pathology program cohort model provides students with a community of learners working through academic and clinical coursework together. Courses are not offered every year and cannot be taken out of sequence. Students will complete a minimum of 45 credits. This is a sample curriculum; exact course sequence is subject to change.

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

First Year

Course Credits
Summer
CSD 500 Research in Communication Sciences & Disorders 2
CSD 604 Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology of Speech & Language 3
Fall
CSD 541 Birth-to-Five: Language Development & Disorders 3
CSD 623 Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders  2
Spring
CSD 581 Speech Practicum (online) 2
CSD 640 School-Age Language & Literacy Disorders 3

Second Year

Course Credits
Summer
CSD 528 Autism 2
CSD 582 Speech Practicum (on-campus)       2
Fall
CSD 544 Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders          3
CSD 605 Physiological & Acoustical Phonetics 2
CSD 583 Speech Practicum (half of cohort; min. 3 full days/week) 2
Spring
CSD 560 Neuromotor Speech Disorders        3
CSD 641 Language Disorders in Adults 3
CSD 583 Speech Practicum (half of cohort; min. 3 full days/week)            2

Third Year

Course Credits
Summer
CSD 656 Voice Disorders 2
CSD 682 Speech Practicum (full-time) 2
Fall
CSD 522 Communication Disorders of the Traumatically Brain Injured 2
CSD 527 Aging & Communication    1
CSD 625 Pediatric Dysphagia 1
CSD 683 Speech Practicum (half of cohort; min. 3 full days/week) 2
Spring
CSD 529 Augmentative Communication 2
CSD 632 Process & Disorders of Speech Fluency 2
CSD 683 Speech Practicum (half of cohort; min. 3 full days/week) 2
*CSD 515 Human Communication & Aural Rehabilitation (if needed) 3

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