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- Master of Science with a major in Speech Pathology
Master of Science (M.S.) Program in Speech Pathology
The purpose of the Master of Science degree program in Speech Pathology is to provide aspiring professionals with a firm understanding of the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing; the competence to diagnose and treat the full range of communicative disorders in all age groups; and the opportunity to practice in a wide variety of clinical settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers, and private practice. The M.S. in speech pathology, therefore, is a professional program that emphasizes the knowledge and skills requisite for competent and ethical clinical practice. Graduation thus depends on completion of all academic requirements and the demonstration of sound clinical expertise. The M.S. in Speech Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Students are expected to become familiar with the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. Additional information regarding graduate student expectations is outlined in the current edition of the Graduate Student Handbook for Speech-Language Pathology.
All applicants for the M.S. in Speech Pathology Program must have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, and present the following by the February 1 deadline:
- An undergraduate major in speech pathology and audiology or communication sciences and disorders
[In some cases, applicants without preparatory coursework in speech pathology and audiology (communication sciences and disorders) may be considered for graduate admission, but the program of study will require two additional semesters of added coursework];
- One official transcript from each college attended, including final grades for the fall courses taken during the previous semester if applicable
[Transcripts must be submitted to CSDCAS for verification];
- An overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0);
- An official copy of the applicant’s Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
[Official GRE Scores including percentiles must be submitted to CSDCAS using the ETS Designated Institution code 6934];
- Proof of English language proficiency for any applicant whose first language is not English
[A score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL, or a score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS is required of applicants whose first language is not English];
- Three letters of recommendation (at least 2 from academic faculty) that reflect the applicant’s academic and clinical abilities, potential for success in graduate studies, and personal qualities predictive of professional success as a speech-language pathologist
[Letters of recommendation must be submitted through CSDCAS];
- A personal statement submitted through CSDCAS that addresses the applicant’s goals for professional graduate study in speech-language pathology
Applications for the Master of Science program must be submitted through through the Communication Sciences & Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To access CSDCAS, visit https://portal.csdcas.org. See http://csd.wvu.edu for details. To be considered for admission, an application must be “complete” on or before January 15 to provide time for transcripts to be verified. A complete application is one that has been e-submitted and all transcripts, scores, statement, letters of recommendation, and payments have been received by CSDCAS and attached to the application. Documents should be received by CSDCAS by January 15 to ensure an application is verified by February 1. The timeliness of the application is considered the responsibility of the applicant.
All applicants being considered for admission will participate in an interview with members of the CSD faculty. Applicants subsequently recommended for acceptance will then be instructed to submit a WVU Graduate application with the WVU application fee and official transcripts including the undergraduate degree to complete the admission process. It is only possible for admitted students to begin the M.S. program in the fall semester. Part-time students are not eligible for admission.
Master of Science
|A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required|
|CSAD 604||Seminars Clinical Practice 1||1|
|CSAD 605||Seminars Clinical Practice 3||1|
|CSAD 606||Seminars Clinical Practice 2||1|
|CSAD 607||Seminars Clinical Practice 4||1|
|CSAD 608||Audiological Foundations||2|
|CSAD 610||Advanced Practice Speech-Language Disorders 1||2|
|CSAD 611||Advanced Practice/Audiology 1||1|
|CSAD 612||Advanced Practice Speech-Language Disorders 2||2|
|CSAD 614||Advanced Practice Speech-Language Distorders 3||2|
|CSAD 616||Advanced Practice Speech-Language Disorders 4||3|
|CSAD 620||Neurophysics of Speech and Language||3|
|CSAD 622||Advanced Voice Disorders||3|
|CSAD 624||Phonological Disorders||3|
|CSAD 625||Child Language and Literacy Disorders||3|
|CSAD 626||Experimental Phonetics||3|
|CSAD 628||Advanced Stuttering Disorders||3|
|CSAD 630||Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders||3|
|CSAD 632||Craniofacial Anomalies||3|
|CSAD 636||Augmentative/Alternative Communication||3|
|CSAD 660||Neuropathology of Speech and Language||3|
|CSAD 664||Diagnostics in Speech Language Pathology||3|
|CSAD 693||Special Topics||3|
|CSAD 718||Externship in Speech Pathology/Audiology||9|
|Minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised practicum, including at least 25 hours of clinical observation and 375 hours of direct patient/client contact|
All students in the M.S. program must be full-time in residence during the program of study. The minimum duration for graduate study is five consecutive semesters (including summer sessions).
Suggested Plan of Study
|CSAD 604||1||CSAD 606||1||CSAD 605||1|
|CSAD 610||2||CSAD 612||2||CSAD 608||2|
|CSAD 620||3||CSAD 625||3||CSAD 614||2|
|CSAD 624||3||CSAD 626||3||CSAD 632||3|
|CSAD 664||3||CSAD 628||3||CSAD 636||3|
|CSAD 693||3||CSAD 630||3|
|CSAD 607||1||CSAD 718||9|
|Total credit hours: 64|
Major Learning Outcomes
The M.S. in Speech Pathology program is a professional program that emphasizes the knowledge and skills requisite to practice speech-language pathology in an effective, ethical, and inclusive manner. Graduates of the Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology should be able to:
- Communicate and practice in a contemporary, professional, ethical, culturally sensitive, and effective manner in the areas of advocacy, consultation, education, inter-professional collaboration, and administration.
- Plan, perform, and evaluate services or programs related to the prevention and identification of disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
- Plan, perform, and evaluate assessment of individuals with suspected disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
- Plan, perform, and evaluate intervention of individuals with disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems.
- Critically evaluate and interpret relevant research to support evidence-based clinical practice.
CSAD 602. Communication Disorders. 3 Hours.
and job opportunities, designed for students not majoring in speech, language, and hearing in children and adults; Survey of normal processes and communication disorders of professions of speech language pathology and audiology; speech pathology and audiology.
CSAD 604. Seminars Clinical Practice 1. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. clinical practicum. Includes topics necessary for successful completion of.
CSAD 605. Seminars Clinical Practice 3. 1 Hour.
Will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Examines profesional issues in Speech-Language pathology.
CSAD 606. Seminars Clinical Practice 2. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. beginning clinician.
CSAD 607. Seminars Clinical Practice 4. 1 Hour.
Explores Language pathology including medical and educational settings. Wil be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. employment settings and service delivery in Speech-.
CSAD 608. Audiological Foundations. 2 Hours.
Study of the knowledge and skills in audiology that speech-language pathologists need to treat individuals with hearing.
CSAD 610. Advanced Practice Speech-Language Disorders 1. 1,2 Hour.
PR: Consent. CSAD 610. Advanced Practice Speech-Language Disorders 1. disorders. and treatment of children and adults with speech-language.
CSAD 611. Advanced Practice/Audiology 1. 1,2 Hour.
CSAD 612. Advanced Practice Speech-Language Disorders 2. 1-3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 610 or consent. Supervised clinical practicum that concerns the.
CSAD 613. Advanced Practice/Audiology 2. 3 Hours.
disorders. Supervised clinical practicum that concerns the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with speech-language PR: CSAD 611 or consent.
CSAD 614. Advanced Practice Speech-Language Distorders 3. 1-4 Hours.
PR: CSAD 612.
CSAD 615. Advanced Practice/Audiology 3. 4 Hours.
CSAD 616. Advanced Practice Speech-Language Disorders 4. 1-4 Hours.
PR: CSAD 614.
CSAD 617. Advanced Practice/Audiology 4. 4 Hours.
disorders. PR: CSAD 615 or consent. Supervised clinical practicum that concerns the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with hearing.
CSAD 618. Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 Hours.
CSAD 620. Neurophysics of Speech and Language. 3 Hours.
attention to motor and sensory systems as they apply to speech, hearing, and language.
CSAD 622. Advanced Voice Disorders. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 422 or symptomatology, assessment, prevention, and remediation of.
CSAD 624. Phonological Disorders. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 326 or.
CSAD 625. Child Language and Literacy Disorders. 3 Hours.
providers. Application of evidence-based practice and linguistic diversity are addressed. Course provides skills to characterize, prevent, evaluate, collaboration with families, educators, and other service and manage childhood communication disorders in.
CSAD 626. Experimental Phonetics. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 320 and the speech and hearing sciences, including acoustic,.
CSAD 628. Advanced Stuttering Disorders. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 422 or consent. Advanced study of the symptomatology, prevention, and remediation of stuttering and related.
CSAD 630. Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders. 3 Hours.
investigation of the etiology, diagnosis, nature, and traumatic brain injury. dysarthria, dementia, right hemisphere impairment, and the effect of normal aging on communication. Advanced.
CSAD 632. Craniofacial Anomalies. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 624 or consent. Investigation of the etiology, diagnosis, nature, persons with cleft palate.
CSAD 634. Language Disorders in Children: Assessment. 2 Hours.
PR: CSAD 324. Assessment procedures utilized to.
CSAD 635. Language Disorders in Children: Treatment. 2 Hours.
PR: CSAD 634 or consent. Treatment procedures for.
CSAD 636. Augmentative/Alternative Communication. 3 Hours.
CSAD 648. Central Auditory Disorders. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 642 or.
CSAD 658. Auditory Processing Disorders. 3 Hours.
of auditory processing disorders in children and adults is presented. This course is for graduate students in speech- PR: Consent. language pathologists and audiologists. A transidisciplinary approach to evaluation and management language pathology and audiology and professional speech-.
CSAD 660. Neuropathology of Speech and Language. 3 Hours.
language problems associated with nonprogressive and progressive neurological disorders.
CSAD 662. Dysphagia. 3 Hours.
PR: Must be CSAD major. Assessment and treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
CSAD 664. Diagnostics in Speech Language Pathology. 3 Hours.
CSAD 666. Updating Trends in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 2 Hours.
CSAD 668. Clinical Experience in AAC. 2 Hours.
experience at Camp Gizmo in Romney, West Virginia.
CSAD 691. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly.
CSAD 692. Directed Study. 1-6 Hours.
CSAD 693. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.
A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in.
CSAD 694. Seminar. 1-6 Hours.
Special seminars arranged for.
CSAD 695. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.
Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular.
CSAD 696. Graduate Seminar. 1 Hour.
CSAD 697. Research. 1-15 Hours.
PR: Consent. Research.
CSAD 698. Thesis or Dissertation. 1-6 Hours.
CSAD 702. Anatomy/Physiology of the Ear. 3 Hours.
sensitivity. PR: Consent.
CSAD 704. Instrumentation in Audiology. 3 Hours.
PR: Consent. A study of instrumentation utilized in the evaluation of components.
CSAD 706. Advanced Audiological Assessment 1. 4 Hours.
CSAD 709. Audiology Clinic 1. 2 Hours.
PR: Consent. Supervised clinical practicum that concerns the hearing disorders. evaluation and treatment of children and adults with.
CSAD 710. Psychoacoustics. 3 Hours.
CSAD 711. Audiological Assessment 2. 4 Hours.
PR: CSAD 706. An advanced study of evaluation procedures utilized in the evaluation of hearing disorders, including adaptation of test procedures for varying clinical populations.
CSAD 713. Advanced Audiological Rehabilitation. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 442 or consent. Identification of candidates for counseling. aural rehabilitation; evaluating degree of handicap; introduction to speech, language, education, and academic and combined methods of rehabilitation; aural rehabilitation.
CSAD 714. Neuroanatomy and Physiology. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 702.
CSAD 715. Amplification 1. 3 Hours.
assistive listening devices, hearing aid evaluation.
CSAD 716. Amplification Lab 1. 1 Hour.
CSAD 717. Pathology of the Auditory System. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 702. Detailed study of the nature and etiology of auditory system pathologies from the external ear to the auditory.
CSAD 718. Externship in Speech Pathology/Audiology. 1-9 Hours.
Supervised clinical practicum experience in CSAD 718. Externship in Speech Pathology/Audiology. Coordination and evaluation is under the direction of faculty.
CSAD 720. Audiology Communication Skills. 3 Hours.
individuals with hearing/balance disorders and their.
CSAD 721. Amplification 2. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 715 and.
CSAD 722. Amplification Lab 2. 1 Hour.
and fitting amplification systems for individuals with Demonstrations and introductory experience selecting.
CSAD 723. Pediatric Audiology. 3 Hours.
CSAD 725. Physiological Measures. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 702 and.
CSAD 726. Physiological Measures Lab. 1 Hour.
CSAD 729. Audiology Clinic 2. 2 Hours.
PR: Consent. Supervised clinical practicum that concerns the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with hearing disorders.
CSAD 731. Developmental Effects of Hearing Loss. 1 Hour.
other communicative disorders caused by hearing impairment. of children with hearing loss is discussed.
CSAD 734. Auditory Processing Disorders. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 725. in management of the disorders. evaluation methods and procedures, remediation theories and.
CSAD 736. Vestibular Evaluation and Rehabilitation. 3 Hours.
CSAD 737. Vestibular Evaluation and Rehabilitation Lab. 1 Hour.
Demonstration and introductory experience performing balance system evaluation and rehabilitation techniques. 1 HR. PR: CSAD 702 and CSAD 714 and Coreq: CSAD 736. CSAD 737. Vestibular Evaluation and Rehabilitation Lab.
CSAD 738. Professional Issues. 2 Hours.
PR: Consent. Discussion of contemporary professional issues in.
CSAD 739. Audiology Clinic 3. 2 Hours.
PR: CSAD 729. and treatment of children and adults with hearing disorders.
CSAD 741. Audiology Business Management Practices. 3 Hours.
PR: Consent. This course is intended to provide an overview.
CSAD 743. Industrial Audiology. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 704. techniques. Industrial hearing conversation procedures and.
CSAD 745. Clinic Supervision Seminar. 2 Hours.
An investigation into methods and techniques for clinical supervision in audiology.
CSAD 747. Cochlear and Brainstem Implants. 3 Hours.
This course includes information related to the role and responsibilities of the audiologist on the cochlear and orientation and troubleshooting, and other follow-up principles, pre-implant assessments, programming, implant auditory brainstem implants team, including theoretical audiology program.
CSAD 749. Audiology Clinic 4. 3 Hours.
PR: CSAD 739.
CSAD 750. Information Literacy in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 Hours.
PR: Consent. audiology and speech-language pathology. professional literature to advance research and practice in.
CSAD 752. Research Design in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 Hours.
PR: Consent. CSAD 752. Research Design in Communication Sciences and.
CSAD 754. Teaching and Supervision in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 Hours.
PR: Consent. classroom instruction and clinical supervision of students Principles, concepts, and processes involved in effective CSAD 754. Teaching and Supervision in Communication Sciences.
CSAD 759. Audiology Clinic 5. 5 Hours.
PR: CSAD 749. evaluation and treatment of children and adults with Supervised clinical practicum that concerns the.
CSAD 769. Audiology Clinic 6. 5 Hours.
PR: CSAD 759. Supervised clinical practicum that concerns the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with hearing disorders.
CSAD 770. Cultural Diversity in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 1 Hour.
CSAD 771. Cultural Diversity Lab. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. practice in communication sciences and disorders within.
CSAD 779. Audiology Clinic 7. 6 Hours.
PR: CSAD 769. and treatment of children and adults with hearing disorders. Supervised clinical practicum that concerns the evaluation.
CSAD 780. Global Initiatives in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent and Suggested CoReq: CSAD 781. and disorders in settings outside the United States and CSAD 780. Global Initiatives in Communication Sciences and Issues and differences related to communication sciences.
CSAD 781. Global Initiatives Lab. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent and Suggested CoReq: CSAD 780. the United States and Canada. perspectives in communication sciences and disorders outside.
CSAD 789. Audiology Residency. 6-9 Hours.
PR: CSAD 779. A semester placement in a clinical facility supervised by.
CSAD 793. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.
CSAD 794. Seminar. 1-6 Hours.
Special seminars arranged for.
CSAD 795. Independent Study. 1-9 Hours.
Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course.
CSAD 797. Research. 1-15 Hours.
PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper.
CSAD 798. Thesis or Dissertation. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. (698), or dissertations (798). Grading is normal. This is an optional course for programs that wish to provide formal supervision during the writing of student reports.
CSAD 799. Graduate Colloquium. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. For semester in which graduation occurs. to consult with graduate faculty, participate in both formal satisfies the University requirement of registration in the Registration for one credit of 699/799 graduate colloquium be counted against credit requirements for masters programs. and informal academic activities sponsored by their program, involved in coursework or research are entitled, through to meet residency requirements, use the University's enrolled students. Grading is S/U; colloquium credit may not enrollment in their department's 699/799 Graduate Colloquium programs. Note: Graduate students who are not actively facilities, and participate in its academic and cultural graduate students not seeking coursework credit but who wish.
CSAD 900. Professional Development. 1-6 Hours.
CSAD 930. Professional Development. 1-6 Hours.