Communication Disorders - Master of Arts
Students entering the graduate program with an undergraduate major in Communication Disorders can expect to complete the program in two years and be awarded a Masters of Arts in Communication Disorders with a specialization in Speech-Language Pathology. The graduate program for students without a Communication Disorders background is generally one year longer because one year of leveling is required. Enrollment in graduate courses in Communication Disorders is limited to students who have been accepted into the graduate program in Communication Disorders. To complete this course of study, each student is expected to meet the program’s academic and clinical competency criteria which are aligned with the requirements of state and national certifying bodies for licensure and clinical certification. Details regarding certification are available from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the New Mexico Regulations & Licensing Department.
The Master of Arts education program in speech-language pathology at New Mexico State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The traditional Master's degree plan requires a minimum of 62 graduate credit hours and the completion of at least 400 clinical hours.
|SPHS 505||Research Methods||3|
|SPHS 523||Assessment of Communication Disorders||3|
|SPHS 525||Pediatric Language and Disorders||3|
|SPHS 530||School Age Language and Disorders||3|
|SPHS 542||Speech Sound Disorders||3|
|SPHS 590||Clinical Education||2|
|SPHS 589||Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology||15|
|SPHS 535||Aphasia & Cognitive Linguistic Disorders||3|
|SPHS 586||Voice Disorders/Head and Neck Anomalies||3|
|SPHS 584||Fluency Disorders||3|
|SPHS 585||Motor Speech Disorders||3|
|SPHS 521||Professional Issues and Multicultural Practices in Communication Disorders||3|
|SPHS 640||Externship in Communication Disorders||9|
|Choose one from the following:||3|
|Cognitive-Linguistic Communication Disorders||3|
|Introduction to Augmentative and Alternatice Communication||3|
The Leveling Program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree other than Communication Disorders. The graduate courses to be taken during the leveling year are listed below. In addition to these courses, students who did not complete at least one 3 credit hour course in all of the following subjects: Biology, Physics or Chemistry, and Statistics prior to starting the leveling program, should plan on completing these courses as well.
|SPHS 504||Speech and Language Disorders||3|
|SPHS 502||Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Mechanisms||3|
|SPHS 506||Clinical Methods and Procedures||3|
|SPHS 510||Neural Bases of Communication Disorders||3|
|SPHS 508||Aural Rehabilitation||3|
|SPHS 503||Speech Science||3|
|SPHS 509||Language Acquisition||3|