Dec 02, 2020  
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.A.


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Communication Sciences and Disorders


  • COSD 301 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Language and Hearing Mechanism.
  • COSD 315 - Language Science and Technology
  • COSD 316 - Hearing Science
  • COSD 330 - Introduction to Audiology
  • COSD 421 - Language Development: Birth to Five Years
  • COSD 425 - Later Language Development
  • COSD 438 - Phonetics
  • COSD 454 - Speech-Language Disorders: Prevention and Assessment
  • COSD 455 - Speech-Language Disorders: Intervention Methods and Application

Note(s):


The deadline for applications is February 1. Admission to the program is competitive. Final admission decisions will be made by April 1 for fall enrollment. The sequence of graduate studies begins in the fall semester, although students may elect to complete academic coursework required for teacher certification the summer before beginning the graduate sequence of courses.

Academic and Clinical Requirements


COSD students are required to complete course work and clinical practica that meet ASHA’s 2005 Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) in Speech-Language Pathology, including demonstration of prerequisite knowledge of biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and the social/behavioral sciences through transcript credit (which could include course work, advanced placement, CLEP, or examination of equivalency).

In addition to the standards printed in this catalog, COSD graduate students are required to meet the following academic standards in order to graduate with a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders:

  • Earn at least a “C” or better in all COSD courses.
  • Earn a minimum grade of “B” in all COSD 640 credits in the program of study.

For the Master of Science degree at least 12 credit hours of COSD 640  with a grade of “B” or better are required. For the Master of Arts degree at least 9 credit hours of COSD 640  with a grade of “B” or better are required. Any COSD 640  credits in which less than a “B” is earned must be repeated.

  • If a student earns a grade of “F” in any section of COSD 640  for behavior that is not consistent with professional service delivery and/or any violation of the code of ethics of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the result will be automatic termination from the COSD graduate program.

Speech-Language Pathology Concentration Master of Arts Degree


 A thesis is a requirement for the Master of Arts degree. An oral defense of the thesis is required during the last semester of enrollment.

Note(s):


While not required for a graduate degree, the course (COSD 511 ) must be taken for Virginia teacher licensure in Speech-Language Pathology. Students should also consult with their advisors regarding other licensure requirements.

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