M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

College of Health Sciences
Core Courses36
SLP 501Foundations Of Research In Speech Pathol3
SLP 511Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years3
SLP 512Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent3
SLP 516Adult Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders3
SLP 523Voice Disorders3
SLP 524Fluency Disorders3
SLP 526Clinical Articulation Phonology3
SLP 543Therapy for the Hearing Impaired3
SLP 545Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
SLP 570School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs3
SLP 575Medical Speech Pathology3
SLP 582Dysphagia3
Graduate Clinical Practicum27
SLP 551Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
SLP 552Medical Affiliation Practicum3-9
SLP 553School - based Affiliation Practicum3-9
Total Minimum Credits Required63

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

All patterns lead to the completion of 63 semester hours.

Pattern 1 (Full Time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
SLP 501 Foundations Of Research In Speech Pathol 3
SLP 511 Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years 3
SLP 543 Therapy for the Hearing Impaired 3
SLP 526 Clinical Articulation Phonology 3
 Credits12
Semester Two
SLP 512 Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent 3
SLP 516 Adult Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders 3
SLP 526 Clinical Articulation Phonology 3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Clinic-1) 1.5-3
 Credits10.5-12
Summer
SLP 570 School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs 3
Elective  
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Three
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (Hearing Clinic) 1.5-3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Clinic-2) 1.5-3
SLP 582 Dysphagia 3
 Credits6-9
Semester Four
SLP 575 Medical Speech Pathology 3
SLP 553 School - based Affiliation Practicum 3-9
 Credits6-12
Summer
SLP 552 Medical Affiliation Practicum 3-9
 Credits3-9
 Total Credits40.5-57

Pattern 2 (Full Time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
SLP 501 Foundations Of Research In Speech Pathol 3
SLP 511 Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years 3
SLP 526 Clinical Articulation Phonology 3
SLP 543 Therapy for the Hearing Impaired 3
 Credits12
Semester Two
SLP 512 Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent 3
SLP 516 Adult Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders 3
SLP 526 Clinical Articulation Phonology 3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Clinic-1) 1.5-3
 Credits10.5-12
Summer
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (Hearing Clinic) 1.5-3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Dx Clinic) 1.5-3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Clinic-2) 1.5-3
 Credits4.5-9
Year Two
Semester Three
SLP 524 Fluency Disorders 3
Elective  
SLP 570 School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs 3
SLP 582 Dysphagia 3
 Credits9
Semester Four
SLP 553 School - based Affiliation Practicum 3-9
SLP 575 Medical Speech Pathology 3
 Credits6-12
Summer
SLP 552 Medical Affiliation Practicum 3-9
 Credits3-9
 Total Credits45-63

Pattern 3 (Part Time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
SLP 501 Foundations Of Research In Speech Pathol 3
SLP 511 Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years 3
 Credits6
Semester Two
SLP 512 Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent 3
SLP 523 Voice Disorders 3
 Credits6
Summer
SLP 570 School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs 3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Clinic-1) 1.5-3
 Credits4.5-6
Year Two
Semester Three
SLP 526 Clinical Articulation Phonology 3
SLP 543 Therapy for the Hearing Impaired 3
 Credits6
Semester Four
SLP 516 Adult Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders 3
Elective  
 Credits3
Summer
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (Hearing Clinic) 1.5-3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Dx Clinic) 1.5-3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Clinic-2) 1.5-3
 Credits4.5-9
Year Three
Semester Five
SLP 524 Fluency Disorders 3
 Credits3
Semester Six
SLP 575 Medical Speech Pathology 3
SLP 553 School - based Affiliation Practicum 3.9
 Credits6.9
Summer
SLP 552 Medical Affiliation Practicum 3-9
 Credits3-9
 Total Credits42.9-54.9