The professional master's curriculum is composed of 54 to 57 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first academic year, 53 to 56 required course credits for the second academic year for a total of 107 to 113 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 curriculum.

The Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum as appropriate for the essential professional preparation of its students.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program:  107-113

The total number of quarter credits is dependent upon whether a student pursues the thesis or non-thesis track.


First Professional Year:

Total Credit Hours Required 54-57
Fall Quarter
CORED 1599I Interprofessional Education I Credits: 1
SLPPD 0501 Neurological Bases of Communication Disorders Credits: 4
SLPPD 0502 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders Credits: 4
SLPPD 0504 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communication Disorders Credits: 3
SLPPD 0519 Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders Credits: 4
SLPPD 0540 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology Credits: 3
Total 19
Winter Quarter 17-19
SLPPD 0511 Thesis I Credits: 2
Thesis Track Only Credits:
SLPPD 0521 Language Disorders in Early Childhood Credits: 4
SLPPD 0625 Hearing and Aural Rehabilitation Credits: 2
SLPPD 0526 Aphasia Credits: 4
SLPPD 0529 Voice and Resonance Disorders Credits: 4
SLPPD 0550 Clinical Practicum I Credits: 3
Total 17-19
Spring Quarter 18-19
SLPPD 0503 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders Credits: 3
SLPPD 0512 Thesis II Credits: 1
Thesis Track Only Credits:
SLPPD 0522 Language Disorders in School-Age Children Credits: 4
SLPPD 0525 Dysphagia I Credits: 4
SLPPD 0527 Cognitive-Communication Disorders Credits: 4
SLPPD 0552 Clinical Practicum II Credits: 3
Total 18-19

Second Professional Year:

Total Credit Hours Required 53-56
Summer Quarter
SLPPD 0613 Thesis III Credits: 1
Thesis Track Only Credits:
SLPPD 0626 Autism and Other Developmental Disorders Credits: 2
SLPPD 0630 Fluency Disorders Credits: 3
SLPPD 0632 Dysphagia II Credits: 4
SLPPD 0640 Healthcare and Educational Settings Credits: 2
SLPPD 0654 Clinical Practicum III Credits: 3
Total 14-15
Fall Quarter 15-16
SLPPD 0604 Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology Credits: 2
SLPPD 0614 Thesis IV Credits: 1
Thesis Track Only Credits:
SLPPD 0628 Motor Speech Disorders Credits: 3
SLPPD 0631 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Credits: 3
SLPPD 0633 Language, Literacy and Learning Credits: 4
SLPPD 0656 Clinical Practicum IV Credits: 3
Total 15-16
Winter Quarter 12-13.5
CORED 1699I Interprofessional Education II Credits: 1
SLPPD 0660 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Public School Credits: 12
OR Credits:
SLPPD 0662 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Medical/Healthcare Facility Credits: 12
SLPPD 0670 Thesis Continuation I Credits: 0.5
Thesis Track Only Credits:
Total 12-13.5
Spring Quarter 12-12.5
SLPPD 0660 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Public School Credits: 12
OR Credits:
SLPPD 0662 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Medical/Healthcare Facility Credits: 12
SLPPD 0671 Thesis Continuation II Credits: 0.5
Thesis Track Only Credits:
Total 12-13.5

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