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; courses 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)

Year One
Semester OneCredits
SLP 501Foundations Of Research In Speech Pathol3
SLP 511Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years3
SLP 543Therapy for the Hearing Impaired3
SLP 526Clinical Articulation Phonology3
 Credits12
Semester Two
SLP 512Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent3
SLP 516Adult Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders3
SLP 526Clinical Articulation Phonology3
SLP 551 (S/L Clinic-1)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
 Credits10.5-12
Summer
SLP 570School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs3
Elective 
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Three
SLP 551 (Hearing Clinic)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
SLP 551 (S/L Clinic-2)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
SLP 582Dysphagia3
 Credits6-9
Semester Four
SLP 575Medical Speech Pathology3
SLP 553School - based Affiliation Practicum3-9
 Credits6-12
Summer
SLP 552Medical Affiliation Practicum3-9
 Credits3-9

Pattern 2 (Full Time)

Year One
Semester OneCredits
SLP 501Foundations Of Research In Speech Pathol3
SLP 511Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years3
SLP 526Clinical Articulation Phonology3
SLP 543Therapy for the Hearing Impaired3
 Credits12
Semester Two
SLP 512Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent3
SLP 516Adult Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders3
SLP 526Clinical Articulation Phonology3
SLP 551 (S/L Clinic-1)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
 Credits10.5-12
Summer
SLP 551 (Hearing Clinic)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
SLP 551 (S/L Dx Clinic)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
SLP 551 (S/L Clinic-2)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
 Credits4.5-9
Year Two
Semester Three
SLP 524Fluency Disorders3
Elective 
SLP 570School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs3
SLP 582Dysphagia3
 Credits9
Semester Four
SLP 553School - based Affiliation Practicum3-9
SLP 575Medical Speech Pathology3
 Credits6-12
Summer
SLP 552Medical Affiliation Practicum3-9
 Credits3-9

Pattern 3 (Part Time)

Year One
Semester OneCredits
SLP 501Foundations Of Research In Speech Pathol3
SLP 511Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years3
 Credits6
Semester Two
SLP 512Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent3
SLP 523Voice Disorders3
 Credits6
Summer
SLP 570School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs3
SLP 551 (S/L Clinic-1)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
 Credits4.5-6
Year Two
Semester Three
SLP 526Clinical Articulation Phonology3
SLP 543Therapy for the Hearing Impaired3
 Credits6
Semester Four
SLP 516Adult Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders3
Elective 
 Credits3
Summer
SLP 551 (Hearing Clinic)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
SLP 551 (S/L Dx Clinic)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
SLP 551 (S/L Clinic-2)Graduate Clinical Practicum1.5-3
 Credits4.5-9
Year Three
Semester Five
SLP 524Fluency Disorders3
 Credits3
Semester Six
SLP 575Medical Speech Pathology3
SLP 553School - based Affiliation Practicum3.9
 Credits6.9
Summer
SLP 552Medical Affiliation Practicum3-9
 Credits3-9