Master of Arts - Speech and Language Pathology

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Speech and Language Pathology

Admission Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's Degree from Accredited Institution*
  2. Scores from GRE or MAT

*However, before completion of the M.S. Program. 19 additional undergraduate credits in Communicative Disorders must be included from the following (or their equivalents):

Course 

Title

Credits

CMD 372

Auditory and Speech Mechanisms

3

CMD 373

Phonetics

3

CMD 374

Communication Processes

3

CMD 375

Language Development

3

CMD 376

Hearing and Speech Science

3

CMD 465

Clinical Methods: Comm. Disorders

4

Although cumulative average is not the sole criterion for admission to the graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology, those applicants with overall quality point averages of less than 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) may be advised to address background deficits to gain admission to the program. The completed application package must be received by October 15 for spring admission and March 1 for fall admission.

Program Requirements:

Master of Science
Thesis Option


(54 credits)

Audiology

Speech-Language
Pathology

  • thesis: 6 credits
  • CMD 504, Speech and Hearing Research
  • 25 credits audiology
  • 7 credits speech path.
  • 10 credits practicum
  • 3 credits CMD electives
  • thesis: 6 credits
  • CMD 504, Speech and Hearing Research
  • 25 credits speech path.
  • 8 credits audiology
  • 10 credits practicum
  • 2 credits CMD electives

Master of Science
Comprehensive


(54 credits)

  • written comprehensive examination
  • CMD 504, Speech and Hearing Research
  • 31 credits audiology
  • 7 credits speech path.
  • 10 credits practicum
  • 3 credits CMD electives
  • written comprehensive examination
  • CMD 504, Speech and Hearing Research
  • 31 credits speech path.
  • 8 credits audiology
  • 10 credits practicum
  • 2 credits CMD electives

For either the thesis or comprehensive program options in speech-language pathology or audiology, students must also complete sufficient directed observations and supervised clock hours of practicum to satisfy the requirements of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Because program requirements in both speech-language pathology and audiology include clinical responsibilities, the average length of time to complete any of the programs is two academic years, plus one summer session.

 

URI Department of Communicative Disorders