MSU's Master's Program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders does accept applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in CSD. However students must complete certain prerequisite courses in order to be a competitive applicant. At a minimum these courses include the following. (Note: Exact titles of these classes can vary across different programs.)
Required CSD Courses
|CSD 213||Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms|
|CSD 232||Descriptive Phonetics|
|CSD 303||Fundamentals of Hearing|
|CSD 313||Speech Science|
|CSD 333||Oral Language Development|
|CSD 364||Speech and Language Disorders and Their Evaluations|
|CSD 444||Audiologic Assessment and Intervention/ Rehabilitation|
|CSD 463||Intervention/ Rehabilitation Procedures in Speech Language Pathology|
Recommended Additional CSD Courses
|CSD 203||Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders|
|CSD 391||Clinical Observation|
Required Courses for ASHA certification
The 2014 ASHA standards for certification include specific content areas in order to be eligible for certification in speech-language pathology. The four courses content areas listed in Standard IV-A are as follows:
Acceptable courses in social/behavioral sciences should include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health.
A stand-alone course in statistics is required. Research methodology courses in CSD may not be used to satisfy the statistics requirement.
Acceptable courses in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science).
Acceptable courses in physical sciences should include physics or chemistry.
More ASHA details on biological and physical science course descriptions.
Applicants should also have completed or be in the process of completing the required 25 hours of clinical observation which have been signed by an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. If accepted into the program, students will be required to provide documented evidence of this experience at the time of new student orientation.Share via these networks: