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University of Nevada, Reno    
 
    
 
  Jul 21, 2017
 
University General Course Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED CATALOG: CONTENT NO LONGER CURRENT. USE THE DROP DOWN ABOVE TO ACCESS THE CURRENT CATALOG.

Speech Pathology and Audiology, M.S.


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The Master of Science degree program is designed to provide a professional level of competency in speech pathology to students who have an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology or the equivalent undergraduate course work. Degree candidates must meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. The Speech Pathology and Audiology master’s program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language-Hearing Pathology, American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (CAA-ASHA).

A minimum of 45 academic credits must be completed at the graduate level for the master’s degree. Students must choose one of either a thesis or non-thesis option. The non-thesis option includes 45 academic credits plus one comprehensive examination credit. The thesis option includes 45 academic credits plus six thesis credits. In Clinical Practicum, graduate students must complete the prescribed clock hours of supervised clinical experience as stipulated by ASHA.

Students who complete the master’s program are expected to acquire the background and experience necessary to pass the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association national examination. Students must pass the exam to be recognized and certified as competent speech pathologists.

An approved program in speech pathology and audiology (meeting national certification requirements) is developed by the graduate advisor, Advisory-Examining  committee and the student.

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Depending on prior undergraduate coursework, students may also need to complete the following: SPA 664 SPA 765  .

Graduate Special Standing


Students who qualify for graduate special status will have to complete the following undergraduate curriculum prior to applying for admission to the graduate program: SPA 301 , SPA 320R SPA 330 SPA 340 SPA 345 SPA 362  , SPA 364R SPA 365 SPA 765  , SPA 370 , SPA 467   . These courses must be taken in a prescribed sequence to ensure completion within a one-year time period.

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