Speech-Language Pathology, M.A.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a written personal statement, not to exceed two double-spaced typed pages, focusing on the applicant’s unique qualifications and interests in the field of speech-language pathology and the master’s program at UNC Greensboro.

Students are admitted for full-time study only. Permission for exceptions must be approved by faculty. Typically, students are enrolled full-time for two consecutive academic years including one summer session.

Students without an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders should expect to spend approximately one year taking pre-professional courses (see the undergraduate CSD major in the catalog) required for graduate course work and should consult with advisors in this program for course selection that will meet degree, certification, and licensure requirements.

Upon admission, students will be assigned an academic advisor, who will provide information regarding academic and clinical aspects of the program.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 66 credit hours

Research Techniques (6 credits)
CSD 632Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Special Projects in Communication Sciences and Disorders 1
Thesis 2
Required Professional Area Courses (28 credits)
CSD 600Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology 3
CSD 604Fluency Disorders 2
CSD 606Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults 3
CSD 612Augmentative and Alternative Communication 1
CSD 614Language Learning Disabilities 3
CSD 616Motor Speech Disorders 3
CSD 627Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communication Sciences and Disorders 1
CSD 629Dysphagia3
CSD 636Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders: Birth-53
CSD 637Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders: School Age 3
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Seminar in Speech and Language Pathology
Seminar in Cleft Palate
Independent Study
Electives in Speech-Language Pathology
May select courses in the elective professional areas of the following: 3
The Supervisory Process in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Independent Study
Clinical Practicum (32 credits) 4
CSD 638Minor Area Clinical Practicum for Speech-Language Pathology Majors 1
CSD 671Clinical Foundations in Speech-Language Pathology I5
Select 26 credits from the following: 526
Internship in Communication Disorders
Clinical Foundations in Speech-Language Pathology II
Total Credit Hours66
1

Non-thesis students must take this course.

2

Thesis students must also enroll in this course.

3

In consultation with an academic advisor in the discipline.

4

In order to meet requirements for clinical certification and state licensure, students must complete specific clinical practicum requirements.

5

As advised.

Collateral Expertise

Additional courses may be selected to meet basic science requirements for certification or licensure including the following:

CSD 588Neurology of Speech, Language and Hearing3

Capstone Experience

Non-thesis degree candidates will complete the research courses CSD 632 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders and CSD 633 Special Projects in Communication Sciences and Disorders as capstone experiences. Thesis students will complete CSD 632 and CSD 699 Thesis.

Dismissal From the Program

Fully admitted students will become academically ineligible to continue in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders under any of the following circumstances:

  • Academic Ineligibility;
  • Grades of U, F, or WF are received in any course;
  • Grades of C+ or C are received in more than 6 credit hours;
  • Grades of C+ or C are received in CSD 678 Clinical Foundations in Speech-Language Pathology II; or
  • The required 3.0 for graduation is not achieved within the minimum number of credit hours required for the degree.

Residence Requirement

In most cases, students will enroll as full-time students in the Fall semester and continue full-time enrollment for the subsequent four semesters.