Catalog Year

2020-2021

Degree

MS

Credits

52

Locations

Mankato

Accreditation

CAA

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS)

  • Thesis Track = 53 credits
  • Alternate Plan Paper Track = 52 credits

Program Requirements

Common Core

* Note: Thesis Track is 53 credits. Alternate Plan Paper (APP) Track is 52 credits. Required 3 enrollments of CDIS 695 (total of 3 credits); Required two enrollments of 698 (6 credits per semester for two semesters; total 12 credits).

Delivery of clinical services in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other settings.

Prerequisites: none

Explains and demonstrates the use of augmentative and alternative communication in the acquisition of knowledge about human communication disorders.

Prerequisites: none

Strategies for identifying, designing, and critiquing research and professional information from classic and evidence-based practice perspectives.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an intermediate course designed to instruct graduate students in the area of child language assessment and intervention in the school age years. A variety of topics are covered detailing the identification of children with language impairment/disorder who are ages 5-18.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an intermediate course designed to instruct graduate students in the area of child language assessment and intervention in the early childhood years. A variety of topics are covered detailing the identification of children with language impairment/disorder who are ages 0-5.

Prerequisites: none

Advances in basic research and practices as they pertain to speech sound problems.

Prerequisites: none

Advances in basic research and practice related to voice and resonance problems.

Prerequisites: none

Description, etiology, assessment, and management of fluency disorders.

Prerequisites: none

Advances in basic research and practice related to aphasia traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere dysfunction, and the dementias.

Prerequisites: none

Apraxia and dysarthia of speech and dysphagia. Causes, assessment, and management.

Prerequisites: none

Course content pertains to a selected topic within Communication Sciences and Disorders and may vary with each offering.

Prerequisites: none

Recognition and differentiation of linguistic and cultural differences and disorder in the multicultural population.

Prerequisites: none

CDIS689 strives to provide advanced cultural training opportunities for students to apply their multicultural knowledge and practice their cultural competence. This hybrid course prepares future healthcare professionals to serve culturally and linguistically diverse clients in the global marketplace. Students will develop a global multicultural understanding and intercultural communication skills, exchange a variety of culturally appropriate strategies, understand the professional scope of practice and service delivery, and learn about different healthcare systems and professional issues in a multicultural/multilingual world.

Prerequisites: none

Description, etiology, assessment, and treatment of swallowing disorders across the life span. Bedside and instrumental techniques for the study of swallowing are presented.

Prerequisites: none

Supervised delivery of clinical services. Prereq: admission to graduate program and 25 hours of observation

Prerequisites: none

This course is an intermediate course designed to facilitate hands on diagnostic experiences for graduate students in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Students will interact with formal and informal assessments of language and literacy including assessment of related social and cognitive skills that impact academic performance. Students will have the opportunity to plan, implement, analyze and communicate findings from a diagnostic experience.

Prerequisites: none

Prereq: CDIS 692 and a minimum of 25 clinical hours

Prerequisites: none

Restricted Electives

Select either APP CDIS 694 for 2 credits or Thesis CDIS 699 for 3 credits

Unrestricted Electives

Recommended but not required for the degree: CDIS 697 (1 Credits).

This course will explore interprofessional practices with emphasis related to the areas of allied health and nursing sciences and related disciplines. Students will learn how to interact with other disciplines. Students will be taught techniques to implement outcome-based interprofessional activities through project or community-based experiences.

Prerequisites: none

This course is to develop and increase professional preparation of Master¿s level Speech-Language Pathology students at the end of their program. Professional issues such as job seeking, resume and job application preparation, licensure and accreditation as well as preparation for national exam in Speech-Language Pathology will be addressed.

Prerequisites: none