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We provide you with the scientific and clinical knowledge and skills needed for the practice of speech-language pathology in an environment that values teaching and clinical excellence and mentorship.

Clinical experiences at the USD Scottish Rite Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, the Sioux Falls Scottish Rite Children's Clinic and our affiliates include comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative speech and language services with individuals aged infant through elderly.

If you have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Communication Disorders, you will need to take these prerequisites for entry into our M.A. in SLP program:

  • DCOM 131 - Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • DCOM 211 – Phonetics
  • DCOM 212 - Language Development
  • DCOM 221 - Intro to Audiology
  • DCOM 224 - Speech Science
  • DCOM 421 - Hearing Science

 

Sample SLP M.A. Sequence

(students entering fall semester)

Fall 1 (14 Credits)

DCOM 534 Augmentative Alternative Communication

DCOM 734 Acquired Disorders of Language and Cognition

DCOM 736 Diagnostics

DCOM 787 Research Methods

DCOM 580 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 1 credit

Spring 1 (12 Credits)

DCOM 711 Professional Issues

DCOM 731 Fluency Disorders

DCOM 733 Neuromotor Speech Disorders

DCOM 735 Audiology for SLP

DCOM 580 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 3 credits

Summer 1 (12 Credits)

DCOM 724 Advanced Communication Science – Session I

DCOM 537 Advanced Language Disorders - Session II

DCOM 732 Craniofacial Anomalies – Session III

DCOM 580 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 3 credits

Fall 2 (11 Credits)

DCOM 533 Voice

DCOM 737 Dysphagia

DCOM 738 Applied SLP

DCOM 580 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 4 credits

Spring 2 (10 Credits)

DCOM 759 Integrated Clinical Methods: Section U16

DCOM 784 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 - 9 credits

Summer 2 (10 Credits)

DCOM 759 Integrated Clinical Methods: Section U16

DCOM 784 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 9 credits

Sample SLP M.A. Sequence

(students entering spring semester)

Spring 1 (14 Credits)

DCOM 534 Augmentative Alternative Communication

DCOM 731 Fluency Disorders

DCOM 733 Neuromotor Speech Disorders

DCOM 736 Diagnostics

DCOM 735 Audiology for SLP

DCOM 580 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 1 credit

Summer 1 (12 Credits)

DCOM 724 Advanced Communication Science– Session I

DCOM 537 Advanced Language Disorders – Session 2

DCOM 732 Craniofacial Anomalies Session 3

DCOM 580 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 3 credits

Fall 1 (13 Credits)

DCOM 734 Acquired Disorders of Language and Cognition

DCOM 737 Dysphagia

DCOM 787 Research Methods

DCOM 580 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 3 credits

Spring 2 (10 Credits)

DCOM 533 Voice Disorders

DCOM 711 Professional Issues

DCOM 738 Applied SLP

DCOM 580 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 4 credits

Summer 2 (10 Credits)

DCOM 759 Integrated Clinical Methods

DCOM 784 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 9 credits

Fall 2 (10 Credits)

DCOM 759 Integrated Clinical Methods

DCOM 784 Supervised Clinical Practice: Section U16 – 9 credits

 

Notes: LEND trainees must take FAMP 540 sometime in their LEND year.

Additional notes: Students who have not taken all of the UG prerequisites may find their program extended; overloads will be approved ONLY if necessary.