Graduate Course Curriculum


Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic and Program Office

Location: Manning Hall 108

Campus Mailbox: MSC 177A

Phone: (361) 593-3493

The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered by the Department of Clinical Health Sciences. Students who wish to enroll in the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDO) must present evidence of completion of an undergraduate major in Speech-Language Pathology or completion of all undergraduate courses required of an undergraduate major in Speech-Language Pathology. Also, a basic course in statistics is required. Grade point average and GRE scores are part of the evaluation for admission to the graduate program. The deadline for receipt of all application materials for consideration for fall admission is January 15.  

The M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered as a thesis (Plan IB) or nonthesis (Plan III) option. A minimum of 400 clock hours of clinical practice, 325 of which must be on the graduate level, is required. This graduate program will prepare students to function in a variety of clinical settings. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Students may be required to obtain a Criminal Background Check (CBC) either as part of the admissions process or prior to placement in certain externship sites. Students should also be advised that the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology may deny a license to an applicant because of conviction for a felony or misdemeanor if the crime directly relates to the professional duties of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. 

Students in communication sciences and disorders have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the Communication Disorders Clinic.

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This page was last updated on: October 21, 2018