Course Sequence

Prospective graduate students often ask about the timeline associated with their coursework and clinical experience. View the Typical Graduate Course Sequence PDF for the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or consult the course sequence below:

Courses

Year I

Fall I

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours
SHH 640 Clinical Issues; 1
SHH 668 Language Disorders Birth to Five; 2
SHH 672 Fluency Disorders; 3
SHH 677 Advanced Diagnostics; 3
SHH 681 Advanced Speech Science; 3
* HLH 110 or EDU 596; 3

Spring I

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours
SHH 643 Instrumentation; 1
SHH 669 Language Disorders – School Age; 2
SHH 670 Phonology and Articulation Disorders; 3
SHH 671 Voice Disorders; 3
SHH 676 Dysphagia; 3
* PSY 501 Advanced Educational Psychology; 3                                                                            

Summer I

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

Summer Session I

SHH 641 Multiculturalism; 1
SHH 642 Counseling; 1
SHH 673 Communication Disorders in Adults; 3

Summer Session II

SHH 674 Neuromotor Speech Disorders; 3
SHH 675 Augmentative and Alternative Communication; 2
SHH 679 Research Methods; 3

Year II

Fall II

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

SHH 645/646 Externship/Student Teaching; 6
Elective; 3

Winter II

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

SHH 683 Auditory Disorders; 3                                                                 

Spring II

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

SHH 645/646 Externship/Student Teaching; 6
SHH 688/689 Comprehensive Exam/Thesis; 3

* If not already completed, This additional coursework is needed to meet the requirements for initial teacher certification in New York:

HLH 110, Personal and Community Health
EDU 596, Organization of Speech/Language/Hearing Programs in the Schools
PSY 501 Advanced Educational Psychology
PSY course related to typical development

Clinical Experience

Note: 25 observation hours must be completed prior to starting the graduate program.

Year I

Fall I

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

SHH 640 Clinical Issues; 1

This class includes working with two to three clients under direct supervision of our ASHA certified and New York State licensed clinical supervisors.

Spring I

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

SHH 643 Instrumentation; 1

This class includes working with two to three clients under direct supervision of our ASHA certified and New York State licensed clinical supervisors.

Summer I

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

Summer Session I

SHH 641 Multiculturalism; 1

This class includes working with one client under direct supervision of our ASHA certified and New York State licensed clinical supervisors.

Summer Session II

No clinic

Year II

Fall II

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

SHH 645/646 Externship/Student Teaching; 6

Every student completes one semester in a medical placement and one semester in a school setting.

Winter II

No clinic

Spring II

Course Number, Name, Credit Hours

SHH 645/646 Externship/Student Teaching

Every student completes one semester in a medical placement and one semester in a school setting.

Contact Us

Graduate Coordinator: Ann Blanton
Department Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 2201
Phone: 607-753-5423
Fax: 607-753-5940