Master of Science in
Communication Sciences and Disorders

About

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Southeastern's Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program facilitates learning in the areas of normal and disordered communication processes. Students gain awareness of communication differences within multicultural environments and understand the importance of basic and applied research to expanding the profession's knowledge base. They also learn to provide ethical, competent and caring clinical services. Graduates of the program are eligible to obtain state licensure and national certification as speech-language pathologists.

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Minors

 

Required Semester Hours 51

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology (CAA)  Master of Science, Speech-language Pathology

  • Students pass the national examination in speech-language pathology (PRAXIS) at rates well above the national average

  • Faculty have received state, national and international recognition

  • Diverse clinical opportunities, including an on-site teaching clinic that serves the region

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination or complete at least six hours of CSD 770 with a grade of P; thesis is considered an appropriate substitute for the comprehensive examination
  • Clinical coursework, including 400 clock hours of clinical experience, is required for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification and licensure

Program Requirements

  • Total semester hours required: 51
  • Thesis and non-thesis options
  • Students must satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination or complete at least six hours of CSD 770 with a grade of P; thesis is considered an appropriate substitute for the comprehensive examination
  • Clinical coursework, including 400 clock hours of clinical experience, is required for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification and licensure

Employment

What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

Speech-language pathologist

Types of Employers

  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals and rehabilitation centers
  • Residential care facilities
  • Schools
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Specialty clinics (e.g., speech and hearing centers, cerebral palsy centers, autism centers)
  • Physician's offices and clinics
  • Private practices
  • Research labs
  • Universities

 

 

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Involved

Student Orgs & Activities

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association