M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

College of Health Sciences
Core Courses
SLP 501Foundations of Research in Speech-Language Pathology1
SLP 511Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years3
SLP 512Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent3
SLP 515Adult Neurogenic Speech Disorders2
SLP 516Adult Neurogenic Language and Cognitive Disorders3
SLP 523Voice Disorders3
SLP 524Fluency Disorders3
SLP 526Clinical Articulation Phonology3
SLP 543Aural Rehabilitation3
SLP 545Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
SLP 570School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs3
SLP 575Medical Speech Pathology3
SLP 582Dysphagia3
Graduate-Level Elective - selected under advisement3
Graduate Clinical Practicum
SLP 551Graduate Clinical Practicum 19
SLP 552Medical Affiliation Practicum6
SLP 553School - based Affiliation Practicum9
Total Minimum Credits Required63

Multiple completions required to obtain the nine credits.

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

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
SLP 501 Foundations of Research in Speech-Language Pathology 1
SLP 511 Child Language Disorders I: 0 To 5 Years 3
SLP 515 Adult Neurogenic Speech Disorders 2
SLP 526 Clinical Articulation Phonology 3
SLP 543 Aural Rehabilitation 3
("Neurology of Speech and Hearing") 1  
Entry ROSA  
Obtain clearances.  
SLP 512 Child Language Disorders II: School Age - Adolescent 3
SLP 516 Adult Neurogenic Language and Cognitive Disorders 3
SLP 523 Voice Disorders 3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Tx) 3
ROSA 1  
Apply for degree candidacy.  
Summer Session I
SLP 545 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3
Graduate Elective 2 3
Summer Session II
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Dx) 1.5
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (H Dx) 1.5
Year Two
SLP 524 Fluency Disorders 3
SLP 551 Graduate Clinical Practicum (S/L Tx) 3
SLP 570 School Language/Speech/Hearing Programs 3
SLP 582 Dysphagia 3
Renew clearances.  
Apply for Teacher Candidacy.  
SLP 575 Medical Speech Pathology 3
SLP 553 School - based Affiliation Practicum 9
ROSA 2  
SLP Praxis 5331  
Obtain immunization records and any other SLP 552 site requirements.  
Summer Session I
SLP 552 Medical Affiliation Practicum 6
 Total Credits63

A course in neurology is required for students who did not complete a free-standing undergraduate course in this topic or pass the NQE.


All students must takeone3-creditgraduateelective. The elective can be taken during any semester. Recommended semesters are winter of Year 1 or 2, or a summer session in Year 1.