Typical Course Sequence

Course sequence for students who enter the MA program with a BA/BS in Communication Disorder

The sequence listed below assumes that students have completed undergraduate pre-requisites required by ASHA (in the areas of life science, social science, physical science, and math). The sequence also assumes that students have completed fluency and aural rehabilitation as an undergraduate. For students who need these courses, they can be taken as additions to the courses listed below (see details at the end of this page).

 

Summer Before Starting Graduate School Starts

COMD 7683, 7684, and/or 7685 Clinic (optional)

 

Fall First Year

COMD 7280 Neuroanatomical Bases of Speech and Language
COMD 7381 Language Learning Disorders
COMD 7282 Acquired Neurogenic Cognitive-Communicative Disorders
COMD 7683, 7684, and/or 7685 Clinic (combination of on- and off-campus practica)

 

Spring First Year

COMD 7385 Neuropathologies of Speech
COMD 7281 Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders
COMD 7480 Measurement and Diagnosis
COMD 7683, 7684, and/or 7685 Clinic (combination of on- and off-campus practica)

 

Summer Between First and Second Year

COMD 7153 Research Design (this class is offered during Intersession; see department for dates)
COMD 7683, 7684, and/or 7685 Clinic (combination of on- and off-campus practica)

 

Fall Second Year

COMD 7384 Early Communicative Intervention
COMD 7783 Dysphagia
COMD 8000 Thesis and/or COMD elective
COMD Seminar of Choice (can be taken Fall or Spring; one is required)
COMD 7684 and/or 7685 Clinic (combination of on- and off-campus practica)

 

Spring Second Year

COMD 8000 Thesis and/or COMD elective
COMD 7383 Cleft Palate (elective)
COMD Seminar of Choice (can be taken Fall or Spring; one is required)
COMD 7683, 7684, and/or 7685 Clinic (combination of on- and off-campus practica)

 

For students who need fluency and aural rehabilitation

Students needing aural rehab only should take this course in their first year.
Students needing fluency only should take this course in their first year.
Students needing both aural rehabilitation and fluency should take fluency in their first year and aural rehabilitation in their second year.