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Speech-Language Pathology

Curriculum

A graduate student in the speech-language pathology program, on average, can expect to accumulate 25 – 50 ASHA clock hours per semester when assigned to the TTUHSC Speech & Hearing Clinic and 85 clock hours per semester at an externship such as a public school, hospital, early childhood intervention program, rehabilitation facility or home health agency. The course schedule is designed such that each entering class of graduate students moves through the course sequence at the same time.

There are no course electives available to specialize in a particular area. The opportunity to pursue a particular area of interest comes with a choice of placement for clinical practicum experiences.

The speech-language pathology program offers a thesis option OR a written comprehensive examination (“comps”) option.

Example Class Schedule


First Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 5320 Research Principles and Application 3 hours
HPSH 5463 Adult Language Assessment & Intervention 4 hours
HPSH 5424 Pediatric Language Assessment & Intervention 4 hours
HPSH 5381 Graduate Clinical Practicum I: SLP 3 hours
HPSH 5100 Foundations 1 hour
Total Hours 15 hours
First Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 5325 Childhood Speech Sound Disorders 3 hours
HPSH 5430 Dysphagia 4 hours
HPSH 5382 Graduate Clinical Practicum II: SLP 3 hours
HPSH 5362 Motor Speech Disorders 3 hours
HPSH 6000 Master's Thesis (optional) 1-3 hours
Total Hours 13-16 hours
Summer Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 5370 Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology 3 hours
HPSH 5383 Graduate Clinical Practicum III: SLP 3 hours
HPSH 6000 Master's Thesis (optional) 1-3 hours
Total Hours 6-9 hours
Second Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 5201 Clinical Instrumentation and Technology for Communication Disorders 2 hours
HPSH 5143 Aural Rehabilitation Lab 1 hour
HPSH 5243 Aural Rehabilitation 2 hours
HPSH 5328 Voice Disorders 3 hours
HPSH 5329 Fluency Disorders 3 hours
HPSH 5384 Graduate Clinical Practicum IV: SLP 3 hours
HPSH 5110 Capstone Course
or
HPSH 6000 Master's Thesis (optional)
1 hour
or
1-3 hours
Total Hours 15-17 hours
Second Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 5239 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders 2 hours
HPSH 5466 Augmentative & Alternative Communication 4 hours
HPSH 5385 Graduate Clinical Practicum V: SLP 3 hours
HPSH 6000 Master's Thesis (optional) 1-3 hours
Total Hours 9-12 hours
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