The professional master's curriculum is composed of 50.5 to 51.5 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first academic year, 59 required course credits for the second academic year for a total of 109.5 to 110.5 quarter credits. Clinical practica are scheduled in the second, third, fourth, and fifth quarters of the curriculum. Advanced practica, or full-time placements in healthcare or educational settings, are secured for the last two quarters of the program.

The Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum.  This catalog does not establish a contractual relationship between Midwestern University and individual students.


First Professional Year
Total Credit Hours Required 49.5-51.5
Fall Quarter
COREG 1560M Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
SLPPG 501 Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders Credits: 3
SLPPG 502 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders Credits: 4
SLPPG 507 One Health for SLPs Credits: 1
SLPPG 508 Culture and Communication Credits: 1
SLPPG 520 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology Credits: 3
SLPPG 540 Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment Planning Credits: 3
Total 15.5
Winter Quarter 17.5 - 19.5
COREG 1570M Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
SLPPG 511 Thesis I Credits: 2
Thesis track only Credits:
SLPPG 503 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders Credits: 2
SLPPG 521 Child Language Assessment Credits: 4
SLPPG 525 Dysphagia Credits: 4
SLPPG 526 Aphasia Credits: 4
SLPPG 550 Clinical Practicum I Credits: 3
Total 17.5 - 19.5
Spring Quarter 16.5 - 17.5
COREG 1580M Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
SLPPG 522 Child Language Intervention Credits: 4
SLPPG 527 Neurological Disease and Injury Credits: 4
SLPPG 529 Voice and Resonance Disorders Credits: 4
SLPPG 552 Clinical Practicum II Credits: 3
SLPPG 505 Capstone I Credits: 2
OR Credits:
SLPPG 512 Thesis II Credits: 1
Total 16.5 - 17.5
Second Professional Year
Total Credit Hours Required 59
Summer Quarter
SLPPG 609 Professional Practice in School Settings Credits: 1
SLPPG 624 Aural Rehabilitation Credits: 3
SLPPG 628 Motor Speech Disorders Credits: 3
SLPPG 631 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Credits: 3
SLPPG 633 Language, Literacy and Learning Credits: 4
SLPPG 654 Clinical Practicum III Credits: 3
SLPPG 606 Capstone II Credits: 1
OR Credits:
SLPPG 613 Thesis III Credits: 1
Total 18
Fall Quarter 17
SLPPG 604 Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology Credits: 2
SLPPG 610 Professional Practice in Healthcare Settings Credits: 1
SLPPG 623 Communication Disorders in Autism Credits: 3
SLPPG 630 Fluency Disorders Credits: 3
SLPPG 632 Advanced Practices in Dysphagia Credits: 4
SLPPG 656 Clinical Practicum IV Credits: 3
SLPPG 607 Capstone III Credits: 1
OR Credits:
SLPPG 614 Thesis IV Credits: 1
Total 17
Winter Quarter 12
SLPPG 660 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Education Setting Credits: 12
OR Credits:
SLPPG 662 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Medical/Healthcare Facility Credits: 12
Total 12
Spring Quarter 12
SLPPG 660 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Education Setting Credits: 12
OR Credits:
SLPPG 662 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Medical/Healthcare Facility Credits: 12
Total 12

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