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Administration
Robert Mayo, Interim Department Chair
Denise Tucker, Director of Graduate Study

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Speech-Language Pathology, (66)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Communication Sciences and Disorders, (66)
Professors

  • Celia R. Hooper, Prevention of communication disorders, adult neurogenic speech and language disorders, voice disorders and care of the professional voice (Dean). (E)
  • Alan G. Kamhi, Speech, language, reading development and disorders. (E)
  • Robert Mayo, Fluency disorders, adult neurogenic disorders, public perceptions of communication disorders and differences (Interim Department Chair). (E)

Associate Professors

  • Virginia A. Hinton, Normal speech physiology, craniofacial anomalies, neuromotor control for speech production. (E)
  • Kristine Lundgren, Adult neurogenic communication disorders.
  • Kathy Shapley, Early Intervention, early communication development and the effects of disparities in the language environments of young children.
  • Denise A. Tucker, Auditory electrophysiology, audiology, hearing aids, pediatric aural rehabilitation, cochlear implants, tinnitus (Director of Graduate Study). (E)

Academic Professional Professors

  • Perry F. Flynn, Adolescent language and reading, public school service delivery.

Academic Professional Associate Professors

  • Lisa G. Fox-Thomas, Central auditory processing, tinnitus evaluation and treatment, hearing aids (Coordinator of Audiology Services and Clinical Supervisor in Audiology).
  • Lyn B. Mankoff, Clinical supervision (Coordinator of Speech-Language Pathology Internships).
  • Lisa McDonald, Clinical supervision, school-age language and literacy, public school service delivery.

Academic Professional Assistant Professors

  • Emily Hamuka, Clinical supervision, school-age language and literacy, public school service delivery.
  • Terri Ramsey, Diagnostics, phonology.
  • Connie Williams, Reading disorders, prevention and/or assessment of language disabilities in school-aged children.

Speech-Language Pathology, MA, (66)

The MA in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and provides academic and clinical instruction sufficient for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology awarded by ASHA and licensure in the state of North Carolina.

The program requires 66 semester hours (34 hours in academic course work and 32 hours in clinical course work, excluding clinical practicum hours earned) and provides a lifespan approach for advanced study of language, speech, swallowing, non-speech communication systems, and hearing in persons of all ages. The UNCG Speech and Hearing Center, the hearing and speech laboratories, and a variety of human service agencies provide ample practical and research experiences.

Application and Admission
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a written personal statement, not to exceed two double-spaced typed pages, focusing on the applicant’s unique qualifications and interests in the field of speech-language pathology and the master’s program at UNCG.

Students are admitted for full-time study only. Permission for exceptions must be approved by faculty. Typically, students are enrolled full-time for two consecutive academic years including one summer session.

Students without an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders should expect to spend approximately one year taking pre-professional courses (see Undergraduate Bulletin, CSD major) required for graduate course work and should consult with advisors in this program for course selection that will meet degree, certification, and licensure requirements.

Upon admission, students will be assigned an academic advisor, who will provide information regarding academic and clinical aspects of the program.

Degree Requirements

Research Techniques (minimum of 6)
CSD 632 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)

Non-thesis students must also take the following:
CSD 633 Special Projects in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)

Thesis students must also enroll in:
CSD 699 Thesis for one or more semesters. (1-6)

Required Professional Area Courses (28)
Students must complete the following courses:
CSD 600 Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology (3)
CSD 604 Fluency Disorders (2)
CSD 606 Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults (3)
CSD 612 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1)
CSD 614 Language Learning Disabilities (3)
CSD 616 Motor Speech Disorders (3)
CSD 627 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1)
CSD 629 Dysphagia (3)
CSD 636 Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders: Birth – 5 (3)
CSD 637 Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders: School Age (3)

And select one of the following topical seminars:
CSD 602 Seminar in Speech Pathology: Organic Disorders (3)
CSD 603 Seminar in Voice Problems (3)
CSD 605 Seminar in Speech and Language Pathology (3)
CSD 608 Seminar in Cleft Palate (3)
CSD 650 Independent Study (1-3)

Electives in Speech-Language Pathology
Students may select, in consultation with an academic advisor in the discipline, courses in the elective professional areas:
CSD 619 The Supervisory Process in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1)
CSD 630 Fundamentals for Speech and Language Analysis (3)
CSD 631 Structured Language Intervention for Language-Literacy Impairments (3)
CSD 635 Advanced Phonetic Transcription (1)
CSD 650 Independent Study (1-3)

Clinical Practicum (32)
In order to meet requirements for clinical certification and state licensure, students must complete specific clinical practicum requirements. The courses for supervised clinical practicum include:
CSD 638 Minor Area Clinical Practicum for Speech-Language Pathology Majors (1)
CSD 671 Beginning Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (5)
CSD 677 Internship in Communication Disorders (3-9)
CSD 678 Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (1-9)

Collateral Expertise
Additional courses may be selected to meet basic science requirements for certification or licensure from the following:
CSD 552 Communication and Aging (3)
CSD 554 Advanced Speech Science (3)
CSD 588 Neurology of Speech, Language and Hearing (3)
CSD 601 Special Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1-3)

Capstone Experience
Non-thesis degree candidates will complete the research courses CSD 632 and 633 as capstone experiences. Thesis students will complete CSD 632 and 699.

Note: Fully admitted students will become academically ineligible to continue in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders under any of the following circumstances:

  • Academic Ineligibility
  • Grades of U, F, or WF are received in any course;
  • Grades of C+ or C are received in more than 6 semester hours;
  • Grades of C+ or C are received in CSD 678; or
  • The required 3.0 for graduation is not achieved within the minimum number of semester hours required for the degree.

Residence Requirement
In most cases, students will enroll as full-time students in the fall semester and continue full-time enrollment for the subsequent four semesters.

Communication Sciences and Disorders, PhD, (66)

The PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed for advanced study in communication sciences and disorders, intersecting disciplines, and development of research and teaching strategies. Students with backgrounds in speech language pathology, audiology, or other disciplines are encouraged to explore with the faculty the new frontiers in scientific discovery that link previous academic achievement and future study. Part-and full-time study is available.

The program requires a minimum of 66 semester hours. Students who enter with a master’s degree are required to earn 54 hours of course credit and 12 hours minimum of dissertation.

Application and Admission
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae describing all educational and work experience and be interviewed by UNCG faculty (prospective mentors) in the student’s area of special interest.

Degree Requirements

CSD Courses (18)
Doctoral students will complete 18 hours of course work in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.

Intersecting Disciplines (12)
With the approval of the Individual Program Planning Committee (IPPC), the student will select at least 12 hours of course work in a related discipline. Examples of related fields include linguistics, gerontology, genetics, neuroscience, psychology, public health, and sociology.

Professional Development (3)
Doctoral students will complete three hours of professional seminar courses, wherein current topics related to the CSD profession are studied.

Tools (21)
With the approval of the IPPC, the student is expected to complete a minimum of 21 hours in doctoral “tool” courses. This course work includes instruction in teaching practices, grant writing, statistics, clinical supervision, and practicum courses. The CSD department will offer hands-on practicum courses in the areas of teaching, grant writing, clinical supervision, and academic administration.

Dissertation (12 hours minimum)
CSD 799 Dissertation (1-12)

Formal Reviews and Examinations
The student must pass each of the reviews and examinations listed below.
Approval of Plan of Study: Each doctoral student will have an Individual Program Planning Committee (IPPC) assigned by the Department Chair. The IPPC helps evaluate the student’s needs and assists in developing the Plan of Study.

Qualifying exams
The IPPC will prescribe the areas and elements of the exams. The exams will take place after at least 3/4 of the course work in the Plan of Study is completed.

Dissertation Proposal Approval Advancement to Candidacy
Following completion of course work, qualifying exams, and approval of dissertation proposal, the student may make application to The Graduate School for admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

Final Oral Examination

Communications Sciences and Disorders PhD (66)

Inter-institutional Distance Education Agreement for Learning and Leadership in Communication Sciences and Disorders (IDEALL)

The Inter-Institutional Distance Education Agreement for Learning and Leadership in Communication Sciences and Disorders (IDEALL) PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders will prepare those who pursue careers in higher education for research careers in the academy and other settings. Also, the Program will prepare both UNCG and WCU graduates to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of research and clinical supervision delivery as they create new knowledge. The educational objective of the Program is to prepare teachers, scholars, and professional leaders. This objective will be achieved by providing an innovative, responsive, high quality, and accessible course of study to students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement in CSD or closely-related disciplines.

In sum, the program will require 66 graduate credit hours with 27 hours completed through WCU and 39 hours completed through UNCG. WCU courses will be delivered in a face-to-face format while UNCG courses will be delivered via distance/face-to-face technologies.

Application and Admission
Prospective students will apply to IDEALL through the Graduate School at UNCG. Admission procedures will follow those described in the UNCG Graduate Bulletin and practiced by the doctoral program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. A WCU faculty representative will sit on the Program admissions committee for IDEALL CSD applicants. This degree is a post-master’s degree program that includes 54 hours of course-work and 12 hours dissertation. Upon the recommendation of UNCG, WCU will allow visiting IDEALL CSD students to enroll in courses pertaining to their studies. UNCG will remain the students’ home institution. Visiting students will be accepted and enrolled following an inter-institutional model. The Registrar’s at WCU and UNCG will communicate directly so that the enrollment and registration of IDEALL CSD students will be accurately maintained.

Degree Requirements

Statistics Courses
The IDEALL CSD students located at WCU will be required to take 12 hours of Statistics courses at WCU. These courses will then be transferred to UNCG. This requirement follows the UNCG CSD PhD program requirement of 12 hours of Statistics courses. The CSD Department does not have a specific Statistics course sequence that all students must follow. Most of our PhD students take their Statistics courses through the UNCG ERM department.
ERM 680 Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education (3)
ERM 681 Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments (3)
ERM 682/STA 671 Multivariate Analysis (3)
ERM 668 Survey Research Methods in Education (3)

Intersecting Disciplines (12)
The UNCG CSD PhD program requires that students take 12 hours of Intersecting Disciplines. Our doctoral students select a related minor area theme and take courses from one or more disciplines around that theme. Thus, not all the minor area courses will be taken in the same department. The Intersecting Disciplines are individualized for each doctoral student and will be the same requirement for WCU IDEALL CSD students.

Many of our UNCG CSD students have selected courses from Psychology, Gerontology, and Special Education Departments for their Intersecting Disciplines topic area.

Tools
With the approval of the IPPC, the student is expected to complete a minimum of 21 hours in doctoral “tool” courses. This course work includes instruction in teaching practices, grant writing, statistics, clinical supervision, and practicum courses. The CSD department will offer hands-on practicum courses in the areas of teaching, grant writing, clinical supervision, and academic administration.

Teaching/Practicum and Grantwriting
The UNCG CSD PhD Program requires students to take classes in Teaching and Grant writing and a practicum in supervised teaching at the college level.
CSD 771 Best Practices in Teaching Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)
CSD 772/KIN 798 Doctoral Seminar in Grant Writing (3)
CSD 773 Practicum in Teaching Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)

Dissertation (12 hours minimum)
IDEALL CSD students will have a UNCG faculty sponsor as chair of their committee, in charge of directing the dissertation and the submission of all UNCG Graduate School forms. The UNCG CSD Department will submit names of WCU faculty with PhDs adjunct appointments with UNCG, and the UNCG Adjunct WCU faculty can be on an IDEALL CSD’s student committee.
CSD 799 Dissertation (1-12)

Formal Reviews and Examinations
The student must pass each of the reviews and examinations listed below.

Approval of Plan of Study: Each doctoral student will have an Individual Program Planning Committee (IPPC) assigned by the Department Chair. The IPPC helps evaluate the student’s needs and assists in developing the Plan of Study.

Qualifying exams
The IPPC will prescribe the areas and elements of the exams. The exams will take place after at least 3/4 of the course work in the Plan of Study is completed.

Dissertation Proposal Approval Advancement to Candidacy
Following completion of course work, qualifying exams, and approval of dissertation proposal, the student may make application to The Graduate School for admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

Final Oral Examination

CSD 550 Diagnostic Procedures: Inquiry, Observation and Measurement (3:2:3)
Processes and techniques of data acquisition and analysis for the diagnosis, assessment, and evaluation of communication disorders.
Prerequisite
Completion of all CSD 300-level courses required for the major or permission of the instructor

CSD 551 Speech and Language Disorders: Diagnostic Procedures (3:2:2)
Differential diagnosis of speech, language, voice, and rhythm problems.
Prerequisite
Permission of instructor

CSD 552 Communication and Aging (3:3)
Development of communication in old age; factors affecting development and competency; communication evidence and theories of aging; facilitation of life-long functional communication.
Prerequisite
CSD 308 or permission of instructor

CSD 554 Advanced Speech Science (3:3)
Acoustic theory and methods of analysis; acoustic structure of speech and its physiological correlates; application of acoustic information to clinical management of disorders of communication.
Prerequisite
CSD 306, CSD 307, CSD 308, CSD 309

CSD 556 Aural Rehabilitation (3:3)
Principles of aural rehabilitation with hearing impaired adults and their significant others.
Prerequisite
CSD 334
Offered
Spring

CSD 557 Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation (3:3)
Study of new technologies available for children with hearing impairment and the impact of these technologies on therapy and teaching.
Prerequisite
CSD 334 for undergraduates; permission of instructor for graduate students
Offered
Spring

CSD 575 Instrumentation for Communication Disorders (3:3)
Instrumentation commonly used in communication disorders; operation and measurement techniques for clinical and research applications.
Prerequisite
Permission of instructor

CSD 588 Neurology of Speech, Language and Hearing (3:3)
An overview of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with a concentration on neurological mechanisms related to speech, language and hearing.
Prerequisite
CSD 309 or permission of instructor

CSD 589 Experimental Course
This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

CSD 600 Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology (3:3)
Issues related to the profession, service delivery, ethics, legal considerations, funding issues, program administration and credentialing. Content is in accordance with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Scope of Practice.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 601 Special Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1–3)
Topics in communication sciences and disorders.
Prerequisite
Admission to MA in speech-language pathology or permission of instructor
Notes
May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

CSD 602 Seminar in Speech Pathology: Organic Disorders (3:3)
Study of organic disorders of communication.
Prerequisite
CSD 551 or equivalent and admission to appropriate degree program, or permission of instructor

CSD 603 Seminar in Voice Problems (3:3)
Investigation of current literature and theories of vocal anomalies. Organic deviations.
Prerequisite
CSD 551 or equivalent and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 604 Fluency Disorders (2:2)
Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of fluency disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 605 Seminar in Speech and Language Pathology (3:3)
Studies dealing with specialized areas of communication disorders. Topic to be announced each semester course is offered.
Prerequisite
Graduate-level courses in appropriate content area and admission to appropriate degree program, or permission of instructor
Notes
May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

CSD 606 Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults (3:3)
Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders resulting from stroke, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program, or permission of instructor

CSD 608 Seminar in Cleft Palate (3:3)
Investigation of current literature and theories in cleft palate. Speech and hearing aspects; controversial procedures in repair and rehabilitation.
Prerequisite
CSD 551, CSD 570 or equivalent and admission to appropriate degree program, or permission of instructor

CSD 612 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1:1)
Knowledge of augmentative and alternative communications and problem-solving in the design and application of appropriate AAC systems.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 613 Communication Problems in Aging (3:3)
Nature, assessment, and management of communication disorders in the elderly.
Prerequisite
Permission of instructor

CSD 614 Language Learning Disabilities (3:3)
Assessment and treatment of spoken and written language learning disabilities in school-age children and adolescents with special emphasis on the collaborative role of the speech-language pathologist in school-based settings.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 615 Communication and Severe/Profound Disabilities (3:3)
Nature, assessment, and management of communication disorders in persons of all ages who have severe/profound disabilities.
Prerequisite
Permission of instructor

CSD 616 Motor Speech Disorders (3:3)
Neurologic basis, assessment and treatment of dysarthria and apraxia.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 617 Language Disorders and Neurological Theory (3:3)
Latest knowledge on the specialization of the two hemispheres and clinical syndromes/language disorders resulting from left and right hemisphere dysfunction.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 618 Counseling and Interviewing Skills in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1:1)
Instruction and practice in counseling and interviewing skills during the assessment and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 619 The Supervisory Process in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1:1)
Study and practice of clinical supervision in speech-language pathology. Theoretical models of supervision, pertinent research, and clinical practice.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 623 Seminar in Central Auditory Processing (3:3)
Anatomy and physiology of the central auditory nervous system, methods and techniques of measurement and interpretation for the assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, and rehabilitation of individuals with central auditory processing disorders.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 626 Professional Writing and Speaking in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1:1)
Instruction and practice in writing professional reports, research papers, and in making oral presentations.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 627 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1:1)
Identification and treatment of speech and language differences in diverse populations.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 629 Dysphagia (3:2:1)
Anatomical bases of normal and disordered swallowing in children and adults; evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 630 Fundamentals for Speech and Language Analysis (3:3:1)
Basic linguistic structures that support oral and written English, including phonetics and phonology, morphology, orthography, semantics, and syntax.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 631 Structured Language Intervention for Language-Literacy Impairments (3:3:1)
Certification course in the Language! TMCurriculum (Sopris West, Inc.), an intervention curriculum for individuals at risk for literacy problems.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 632 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3:3)
Introduction to research procedures in the study of communication sciences and disorders.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 633 Special Projects in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3:3)
Individual scholarly project developed by the student with faculty guidance.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor
Notes
Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U.

CSD 634 Research Design in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2:2)
Development of research proposal, from generation of hypothesis through data analysis and interpretation.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 635 Advanced Phonetic Transcription (1:1:2)
Detailed transcription of normal and disordered speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Prerequisite
Completion of an introductory phonetics course and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 636 Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders: Birth – 5 (3:3)
Communication development and disorders (speech, language, and hearing) in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 637 Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders: School Age (3:3)
Communication development and disorders in school age children and adolescents.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 638 Minor Area Clinical Practicum for Speech-Language Pathology Majors (1)
Instruction for speech-language pathology majors in the minor area of hearing assessment. Provides training and supervised clinical experiences in hearing screenings.
Prerequisite
CSD 334, graduate standing, and completion of 25 observation hours
Notes
Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U

CSD 639 Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders: Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood (3:3:2)
Communication development and disorders (speech, language, and hearing) in late adolescents and young adults.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 640 Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention of Communication Disorders: Middle and Older Adults (5:5:2)
Communication development and disorders (speech, language, and hearing) in middle aged and older adults.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

CSD 650 Independent Study (1–3)
Topic to be determined by faculty advisor and student.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor and major advisor

CSD 670 Diagnostic Audiology I (3:2:2)
Basic diagnostic procedures in audiology. Includes anatomy, physiology, and disorders of the hearing mechanism, basic evaluation and interpretation of auditory function.
Prerequisite
CSD 334 or permission of instructor

CSD 671 Beginning Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (5:3:6)
Beginning clinical practice in the diagnosis of and therapy for communication disorders and differences.

CSD 673 Studies and Practice in Supervision of Communication Sciences and Disorders (3:3)
Supervision in speech-language pathology and audiology. Theoretical models of supervision, pertinent research, and clinical practice. Opportunities for observation.
Prerequisite
Permission of instructor

CSD 674 Diagnostic Audiology II (3:2:2)
Non-organic hearing loss; differential diagnosis; special problems in diagnosis.
Prerequisite
CSD 570 or equivalent

CSD 677 Internship in Communication Disorders (3–9)
Clinical experience under supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist in an off-campus facility.
Prerequisite
Permission of instructor

CSD 678 Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (1-9)
Advanced clinical practice in diagnosis of and therapy for communication disorders.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor
Notes
Course may be repeated twice for a total of 9 credit hours when instructor determines that student requires more time in clinical practice.

CSD 679 Service Learning and Clinical Practicum in International Settings (6:1:15)
Students will compare and contrast professional issues in global settings through guided study-abroad experiences, service learning experiences and interaction with students and teachers abroad while gaining clinical practicum hours.
Prerequisite
Successful completion of two semesters of graduate school in CSD at UNCG

CSD 688 Research Design in Communication Disorders (3:3)
Development of research proposals, from generation of hypothesis through data analysis and interpretation. Includes pilot study project.
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program and at least one semester of clinical practicum and two semesters of graduate courses

CSD 698 Experimental Design in Communication Disorders (3:3)
Research of normal communication processes and speech, language, and hearing disorders. Preparation of research for presentation or publication.
Prerequisite
CSD 688 and statistics and admission to appropriate degree program, or permission of instructor

CSD 699 Thesis (1–6)
Prerequisite
Admission to appropriate degree program, or permission of instructor and major advisor

CSD 711 Experimental Course
This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

CSD 751 Professional Seminars in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1:1)
Weekly seminar on contemporary issues in communication sciences and disorders.
Notes
May be repeated four times for credit. Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U

CSD 760 Advanced Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3:3)
Critical analysis of special topics in communication sciences and disorders. Topics change each semester.
Notes
May be repeated when topic varies for a maximum of 18 hours.

CSD 771 Best Practices in Teaching Communication Sciences and Disorders (3:3)
Introduction to best practices in teaching in communication sciences and disorders.
Prerequisite
Permission of instructor for non-CSD majors

CSD 772 Doctoral Seminar in Grant Writing (3:3)
The grant writing process, including the procedures and technical strategies for developing and submitting a grant proposal for funding.
Cross Listed Courses
KIN 798
Prerequisite
Permission of instructor for non-CSD majors.
Co-requisite
CSD 790 with faculty advisor or course instructor for individualized mentoring of the grant writing project.
Notes
Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U

CSD 773 Practicum in Teaching Communication Sciences and Disorders (3:3)
Practicum in teaching in communication sciences and disorders.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite
CSD 771. Prior permission of instructor for non-CSD majors
Notes
Course may be repeated once for credit. Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U.

CSD 780 Independent Study (1–3)
Guided readings, research, and individual project work.
Prerequisite
Permission of doctoral advisory committee and graduate faculty mentor
Notes
May be repeated for a maximum of 15 hours credit.

CSD 790 Directed Research (1–3)
Individual work on directed research or topics of special interest: collection and analysis of data, critical review, integration, and interpretation of research literature on a topic pertinent to the student’s research.
Prerequisite
Permission of doctoral advisory committee and graduate faculty mentor
Notes
May be repeated for a maximum of 15 hours credit.

CSD 799 Dissertation (1–12)
Prerequisite
Completion of doctoral examinations

CSD 801 Thesis Extension (1–3)

CSD 802 Dissertation Extension (1–3)

CSD 803 Research Extension (1–3)