Communication Sciences and Disorders, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 57 Hours

Courses
Suggested Plan of Study
Fall - 1st Year
CDIS 5013Research Methods in Communication Disorders3
CDIS 5193Motor Speech Disorders3
CDIS 5143Phonological Disorders3
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
Spring - 1st Year
CDIS 5334Voice and Resonance Disorders4
CDIS 5153Neurological Communication Disorders3
CDIS 5113Advanced Language Disorders in Children3
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
Summer - 1st Year
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
CDIS 5163Dysphagia3
CDIS 5422Augmentative/Alternative Communication2
Fall - 2nd Year
CDIS 5163Dysphagia3
CDIS 5183Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia3
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
Spring - 2nd Year
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
CDIS 5243Language Disorders in School-Age and Adolescence3
CDIS 5533Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment & Intervention of Communication Deficits3
Hours Subtotal51
Thesis
CDIS 5000Masters Research & Thesis6
Hours Subtotal
Total Hours57

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Students with a Bachelor's Degree in a discipline other than communication sciences and disorders must complete 24 semester hours of prerequisite coursework before being admitted to the graduate program. These students should apply to the graduate school as a "Special Student (Non-Degree Seeking)." Prerequisite courses include CDIS 2223, CDIS 3313, CDIS 4313, CDIS 3203, CDIS 3123, CDIS 4023, CDIS 4423 and CDIS 3113. Check individual courses for grade requirements. 

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 51 Hours

Courses
Suggested Plan of Study
Fall - 1st Year
CDIS 5013Research Methods in Communication Disorders3
CDIS 5193Motor Speech Disorders3
CDIS 5143Phonological Disorders3
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
Spring - 1st Year
CDIS 5334Voice and Resonance Disorders4
CDIS 5153Neurological Communication Disorders3
CDIS 5113Advanced Language Disorders in Children3
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
Summer - 1st Year
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
CDIS 5163Dysphagia3
CDIS 5422Augmentative/Alternative Communication2
Fall - 2nd Year
CDIS 5163Dysphagia3
CDIS 5183Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia3
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
Spring - 2nd Year
CDIS 5210Advanced Practicum3
CDIS 5243Language Disorders in School-Age and Adolescence3
CDIS 5533Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment & Intervention of Communication Deficits3
Hours Subtotal51
Total Hours51

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Students with a Bachelor's Degree in a discipline other than communication sciences and disorders must complete 24 semester hours of prerequisite coursework before being admitted to the graduate program. These students should apply to the graduate school as a "Special Student (Non-Degree Seeking)." Prerequisite courses include CDIS 3223, CDIS 3313, CDIS 4313, CDIS 4213, CDIS 3123, CDIS 4133, CDIS 4423, CDIS 4113 and CDIS 3213. Check individual courses for grade requirements.

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level