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Speech-Language Pathology MA – Online Program – Coursework & Requirements

Course of Study

This degree is offered in a primarily online format to meet the needs of non-traditional students with employment or family commitments that preclude participation in a traditional on-campus program. Students will visit our Greeley campus for 2 weeks during their first summer term for lab sessions and advisement.

The graduate curriculum provides the academic and clinical practicum components of the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

In addition to the coursework, satisfactory performance on a culminating activity or activities approved by the program faculty, in accordance with Graduate School policy, satisfies the completion of a comprehensive examination required to complete the Master of Arts program. 

Degree Requirements (63-75)

Graduation from this program requires a minimum of 63 credit hours. Your clinical practicum needs, course choices and internship hours may result in additional credit hours.

To see a typical list of courses per term, visit an example Current Program Students page.

See an example full-program course schedule.

Complete the following courses (33 Hours)

ASLS 516 Professional Issues in SLP (2)

ASLS 555 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication (3)

ASLS 563 Voice and Resonance Disorders (3)

ASLS 571 Speech and Hearing Science (4)

ASLS 655 Acquired Disorders of Language & Cognition (3)

ASLS 656 Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Lifespan (2)

ASLS 657 Motor Speech Disorders: Lifespan (2)

ASLS 658 Assistive Technology for Communication Disorders (2)

ASLS 661 Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children (3)

ASLS 664 Fluency Disorders (3)

ASLS 682 Language Disorders in Early Childhood and Preschool (3)

ASLS 684 Disorders of Language & Literacy: School-Age and Adolescent (3)

Research Courses (7 hours)

ASLS 515 Foundations of Research and Writing (1)

ASLS 615 Research in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (1)

ASLS 686 Capstone in Speech-Language Pathology (2)

RCS 610 Interpretation and Evaluation of Behavioral Research (3) OR

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

Clinical Practicum (14-19 hours)

ASLS 474 Clinical Practicum in Audiology (1) (If Audiology hours are needed)

ASLS 567 Diagnostic Procedures: Introducation (2)

ASLS 568 Diagnostic Procedures: Intermediate (2)

ASLS 569 Advanced Diagnostic Procedures (2)

ASLS 583 Clinical Practicum: Introduction (2)

ASLS 585 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate (2)

ASLS 586 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate/Advanced (2)

ASLS 588 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Advanced (2)

Internships (9-18 hours)

ASLS 592 Internship in Public School (2-15)

ASLS 692 Intership in Medical Settings (2-16)

Culminating Activity

Satisfactory performance on culminating activity/activities approved by program faculty, in accordance with Graduate School policy, satisfies the completion of the comprehensive exam and is required to complete the MA Program.s


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
3 years
$600/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Nicole Reisfeld


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