- By the completion of the graduate program, students must earn at least 75 credit hours that reflect a well-integrated program. At least 36 of the 75 credit hours must be at the graduate level.
- By the completion of the graduate program, at least 1 undergraduate or graduate credit in Basic Sciences must be obtained. Students must have at least 1 credit in each of the following disciplines:
behavioral and/or social sciences
- By the completion of the graduate program, students must complete 1 undergraduate or graduate course in each of the following subjects:
Speech and Hearing Sciences
- By the completion of the graduate program, students must complete coursework in basic human communication and swallowing processes, including the biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases for these processes. The CSU Speech and Hearing Program interprets this requirement to include completion of the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) prior to admission to the graduate program:
SPH 228 Phonetics (3 credits)
SPH 231 Introduction to Communication Disorders (3 credits)
SPH 232 Introduction to Audiology (3 credits)
SPH 335 Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders (3 Credits)
SPH 349/549 Speech-Language Development (3 credits)
SPH 351 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 credits)
- By the completion of the graduate program, students must demonstrate clinical competence in the following “Big 9” areas of professional practice: Articulation, Fluency, Voice and Resonance, Receptive and Expressive Language, Hearing, Swallowing, Cognitive Aspects of Communication, Social Aspects of Communication, and Communication Modalities/Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems.
- By the completion of the graduate program, supervised practicum must include at least 400 hours of experience with client/patient populations across the life span and from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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