M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Curriculum

The master’s program in communication sciences and disorders at Elmhurst requires 20 months of full-time work for applicants with a bachelor’s degree in the field of CSD.

YEAR ONE
Fall Term
CSD 501 Clinical Practicum (2 semester hours)
or
CSD 502 Diagnostic Practicum (2 semester hours)
CSD 507 Research Methods CSD (3 semester hours)
CSD 509 Language/Literacy in Young Children: Assessment and Treatment (3 semester hours)
CSD 510 Advanced Study in Phonology & Articulation (3 semester hours)
CSD 519 Neurology (2 semester hours)

January Term
CSD 355 Aural Rehabilitation (Elective; 4 semester hours)
or
CSD 502 Diagnostic Practicum (2 semester hours)
or
CSD 233 Sign Language I (Elective; 2-4 semester hours)
and/or
CSD 236 Sign Language II (Elective; 2-4 semester hours)

Spring Term
CSD 501 Clinical Practicum (2 semester hours)
or
CSD 502 Diagnostic Practicum (2 semester hours)
CSD 511 Cultural and Linguistic Issues CSD (3 semester hours)
CSD 515 Language Disorders in Adults (3 semester hours)
CSD 516 Language/Literacy in School Age and Adolescence (3 semester hours)
CSD 521 Dysphagia and Feeding Disorders (3 semester hours)
CSD 530 Thesis Research (1-4 semester hours; repeatable for credit)
CSD 590 Research Option II (1-4 semester hours; repeatable for credit)

Summer Term
CSD 501 Clinical Practicum (2 semester hours)
CSD 508 Counseling and Professional Issues in CSD (3 semester hours)

YEAR TWO   
Fall Term
CSD 501 Clinical Practicum (2 semester hours)
or
CSD 502 Diagnostic Practicum (2 semester hours)
CSD 522 Augmentative/Alternative Communication (2 semester hours)
CSD 525 Public School Methods in a Diverse Society (2 semester hours)
CSD 526 Voice Disorders (2 semester hours)
CSD 527 Fluency and its Disorders (2 semester hours)
CSD 528 Motor Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan (3 semester hours)

January Term
CSD 529 Graduate Seminar in CSD (1 semester hour)

Spring Term
CSD 523 CSD Practicum in Educational Settings, Full-Term (14 semester hours) or CSD 524 CSD Practicum in Medical Settings, Full-Term (14 semester hours)
or
CSD 513 CSD Practicum in Educational Settings, Half-Term (7 semester hours) and CSD 514 CSD Practicum in Medical Settings, Half-Term (7 semester hours)

Summer Term (optional)
CSD 501 Clinical Practicum in CSD (2 semester hours)
or
CSD 503 CSD Practicum in Educational Settings, Part-Time (2 semester hours)
or
CSD 504 CSD Practicum in Medical Settings, Part-Time (2 semester hours)

For more information, see Course Offerings or contact us.

Applications for fall 2015 will begin in October 2014.

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