Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Department of Health and Human Sciences

Southeastern's Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program facilitates learning in the areas of normal and disordered communication processes. Students gain awareness of communication differences within multicultural environments and understand the importance of basic and applied research to expanding the profession's knowledge base. They also learn to provide ethical, competent and caring clinical services. Graduates of the program are eligible to obtain state licensure and national certification as speech-language pathologists.

Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Speech-language pathologist
Types of Employers
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals and rehabilitation centers
  • Residential care facilities
  • Schools
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Specialty clinics (e.g., speech and hearing centers, cerebral palsy centers, autism centers)
  • Physician's offices and clinics
  • Private practices
  • Research labs
  • Universities
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Full accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation

  • Students pass the national examination in speech-language pathology (PRAXIS) at rates well above the national average

  • Part-time and full-time enrollment allowed

  • Faculty have received state, national and international recognition

  • Opportunities for funded student research and professional development

  • Diverse clinical opportunities, including an on-site teaching clinic that serves the region

  • Speech science lab and technology for instruction and clinical practice

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 42

  • Thesis and non-thesis options

  • Students must complete one semester as a full-time student, excluding summer semester

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination or complete at least six hours of CSD 770 with a grade of P; thesis is considered an appropriate substitute for the comprehensive examination

  • Clinical coursework, including 400 clock hours of clinical experience, is required for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification and licensure

RELATED DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Contact Information

csd@southeastern.edu

985-549-2214

Mailing address: SLU 10879, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Campbell Hall, Room 102

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