M.S. in SLP (online)

Curriculum for the M.S. in SLP (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 SLP 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. 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 CSD 2
CSD 604 Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology of Speech & Language 3
Semester total: 5
Fall
CSD 605 Physiological & Acoustical Phonetics 3
CSD 640 Advanced Children's Language Disorders 3
Semester total: 6
Spring
CSD 581 Speech Practicum (online) 2
CSD 623 Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders 3
CSD 560 Neuromotor Speech Disorders 3
Semester total: 8

Second Year

Course Credits
Summer
CSD 528 Autism 1
CSD 530 Early Intervention 1
CSD 582 Speech Practicum (on campus JMU) 2
Semester Total: 4
Fall
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)
2
Semester Total: 6-8
Spring
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)
2
Semester Total: 4-6

Third Year

Course Credits
Summer
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
Fall
CSD 529 Augmentative Communication 1
CSD 515 Human Communication & Aural Rehabilitation 3
Semester Total: 4
Spring
CSD 683 Speech Practicum (min 3 days per week) 2

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