MS Degree Requirements
Four options are offered: "no option" or generalist option; option in language/literacy disorders; option in early childhood communication disorders; and option in adult neurogenic communication disorders. Regardless of the option selected, students will complete a combination of core, required, and elective courses to earn a minimum of 61 credits. See course descriptions for a list of all CSD graduate courses.
The following core courses are required of all students:COMM 876, Ethics/Professional Issues in Speech Language Pathology, 1 cr.
COMM 880, Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders, 3 cr.
COMM 890, Advanced Audiology for Speech Language Pathologists, 3 cr.
COMM 891, Neurology for Speech-Language Pathologists, 3 cr.
COMM 903, Therapy Process, 2 cr.
COMM 910, Practicum, 4 cr. [1 credit each semester years one and two]
COMM 911, Externship, 8 cr. [4 cr. fall of year two, 4 cr. spring of year two]
COMM 917, Research Methods, 3 cr.
COMM 920, Counseling Clients and Families with Communication Disorders, 2 cr.
In addition to the academic and clinical requirements, the UNH Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders implemented an Essential Functions Policy on June 7, 2010. This policy identifies basic communication, motor, cognitive, sensory and behavioral-social abilities that are necessary for completion of our masters program and professional practice. Some of these abilities should be in place when students begin the program, while others will be developed throughout the program.
Early each fall, the Essential Functions Policy will be reviewed with new students beginning our program. Students are expected to sign that the have reviewed and understand the policy and will follow the stated guidelines.
For additional information about the graduate program, see the Handbook for Graduate Students and Practicum Manual.
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