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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
AHSL 5320 Research Design 3 hours
AHSL 5463 Adult Language Assessment & Intervention 4 hours
AHSL 5424 Pediatric Language Assessment & Intervention 4 hours
AHSL 5381 Graduate Clincial Practicum I: SLP 3 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
First Spring Semester Credit Hours
AHSL 5325 Childhood Speech Disorders 3 hours
AHSL 5430 Dysphagia 4 hours
AHSL 5382 Graduate Clinical Practicum II: SLP 3 hours
AHSL 5362 Motor Speech Disorders 3 hours
AHSL 6000 Master's Thesis (optional) 1-3 hours
Total Hours 14-16 hours
Summer Semester Credit Hours
AHSL 5370 Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology 3 hours
AHSL 5383 Graduate Clinical Practicum III: SLP 3 hours
AHSL 6001 Master's Thesis (optional) 1-3 hours
Total Hours 7-9 hours
Second Fall Semester Credit Hours
AHSL 5201 Speech Science: Clinical Applications 2 hour
AHSL 5143 Aural Rehabilitation Lab 1 hour
AHSL 5243 Aural Rehabilitation 2 hours
AHSL 5328 Voice 3 hours
AHSL 5329 Fluency Disorders 3 hours
AHSL 5384 Graduate Clinical Practicum IV: SLP 3 hours
AHSL 5110 Capstone Course
or
AHSL 6002 Master's Thesis (optional)
1 hour
or
1-3 hours
Total Hours 16-19 hours
Second Spring Semester Credit Hours
AHSL 5239 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders 2 hours
AHSL 5466 Augmentative & Alternative Communication 4 hours
AHSL 5385 Graduate Clinical Practicum V: SLP 3 hours
AHSL 6003 Master's Thesis (optional) 1-3 hours
Total Hours 10-13 hours
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