A typical sequence of classes for the Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology and Doctoral program in Clinical Audiology

NOTE: Courses are typically offered once per year, occasionally once every other year, in the semester indicated. For students pursuing the Thesis option, 3 elective credits are required. For students pursuing the Candidacy Paper option, 7 elective credits are required. 

YEAR 1 – FALL

  • HESP616 Language Disorders in Preschool Age (2 credits) 
  • HESP610 Language Disorders in Adults (2 credits) 
  • HESP702 Diagnostic Procedures (2 credits)
  • HESP613 Autism (2 credits) 
  • HESP648A Clinical Practice in Speech: Diagnostic Procedures (1 credit)
  • HESP648B Clinical Practice in Speech: Therapeutic Procedures (2 credits)

YEAR 1 – WINTER

  • Possible elective (e.g., Counseling; Medical SLP; Cultural & Linguistic Diversity) (2-3 credits)

NOTE: Students are not required to take classes during the 3-week winter term. However, some electives are offered only at this time, and many students choose to take courses during this period and thus lighten their load in subsequent semesters

YEAR 1 - SPRING

  • HESP602 Neurological Basis of Communication (2 credits)
  • HESP620 Speech Production Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
  • HESP613 Fluency Disorders (2 credits) 
  • HESP611 Cognitive Disorders in Adults (2 credits) 
  • Basic Science: HESP602 Neurological Bases of Communication (2 credits)
  • HESP648B Clinical Practice in Speech: Therapeutic Procedures (2 credits)

SUMMER SESSION 

  • HESP625 Dysphagia (2 credits)
  • HESP627 Alternative & Augmentative Communiation (2 credits)
  • HESP648B Clinical Practice in Speech (2 credits)

YEAR 2 - FALL

  • Basic Science: HESP601 Foundations of Scientific Enquiry (1 credit) 
  • HESP624 Voice Disorders (2 credits)
  • HESP626 Language Disorders in School Age (2 credits) 
  • HESP728 (Outplacement) Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech: Advanced Graduate Laboratory Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (3 credits)
  • Thesis option: HESP799 Master's Thesis Research; (1-3 credits; 6 are needed but may be split across semesters)
  • Possible elective (2-3 credits)

YEAR 2 – WINTER

  • Possible elective (2-3 credits)
  • Thesis option: HESP799 Master's Thesis Research; (1-3 credits; 6 are needed, and may be split across semesters) 

YEAR 2 – SPRING

  • HESP728 (Outplacement) Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech: Advanced Graduate Laboratory Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (3 credits)
  • Thesis Option: HESP799 (3 credits, 6 total required)
  • Non-thesis candidacy research: HESP639 Candidacy Paper (2 credits) 
  • Possible elective (2-3 credits) 

 

ELECTIVES:

  • VARIABLE- HESP639 Special Topics: Advances in SLP (2 credits)
  • FALL to SPRING - Seminar-CLD-Emphasis Prog. (1 credit)
  • WINTER - HESP617 Cultural & Linguistic Diversity (2 credits) 
  • WINTER - HESP615 Counseling (3 credits)
  • SUMMER: HESP 635 Aural Rehabilitation & Habilitation (3 credits)
  • SPRING - HESP724 Research Methods (3 credits)

Students may also, with permission of the department, enroll in courses at other Universities in the Washington Area Consortium (such as Gallaudet, George Washington University, or Howard University) or in other departments on campus to fulfill elective requirements.

I. Ph.D. and Au.D. Tracks for Post-B.A. Students

Prerequisites
  Au.D. Track Au.D./Ph.D. Track
HESP 311 Anat, Phys, and Path of the Auditory System (3) HESP 311 (3)
HESP 407 Bases of Hearing Science (3)   HESP 407 (3)
HESP 400 Speech and Lang Development in Children (3) HESP 400 (3)
HESP 411 Introduction to Audiology (3) HESP 411 (3)
PSYC 200 Statistics Course OR EDMS 451 (3) PSYC 200 OR EDMS 451 (3)
HESP 417 Principles and Methods/Observation in Audiology (3) HESP 417 (3)
Year 1
  Au.D. Track Au.D./Ph.D. Track
FALL    
HESP 606 Basic Hearing Measurement (3) HESP 606 (3)
HESP 700 Hearing Aids I (3) HESP 407 (3)
HESP 600 Instrumentation (3) OR HESP 604 (Acoustic & Perc. Phonetics) HESP 600 OR HESP 604 (3)
HESP 649A Clinical Practicum in Audiology Diagnostics (2) HESP 649A (2)
WINTER    
HESP 615 Counseling in Communicative Disorders (3)  
SPRING    
HESP 701 Hearing Aids II (3)      HESP 701 (3)
EDMS 645 Quantitative Research Methods I (3) EDMS 645 (3)
HESP 706 Advanced Clinical Audiology (3)  HESP 706 (3)
HESP 649A Clinical Practicum in Audiology Diagnostics (2) HESP 649A (2)
HESP 649B      Clinical Practicum in Aural Rehabilitation (2) HESP 649B (2)
SUMMER SESSION I    
HESP 635 Rehabilitative Audiology (3)   HESP 635 (3)
HESP 649A Clinical Practicum in Audiology Diagnostics (2) HESP 649A (2)
SUMMER SESSION II    
HESP 634 Anatomy & Physiology of the Auditory & Vestib Systems (3) HESP 634 (3)
Year 2
  Au.D. Track Au.D./Ph.D. Track
FALL    
HESP 630 Electrophysiologic Measures I (3)       HESP 630 (3)
HESP 722        Psychoacoustics (3)      HESP 722 (3)
HESP 645 Pediatric Audiology (3) HESP 645 (3)
HESP 649A Clinical Practicum in Audiology Diagnostics (2) HESP 649A (2)
WINTER    
HESP 704 Practice Management (3)     (if offered)  
SPRING    
HESP 632 Medical Audiology (3) HESP 632 (3)
HESP 724 Research Design (3)     HESP 724 (3)
HESP 636 Geriatric Audiology (3) OR     HESP 636 (3) OR
HESP 730 Electrophysiologic Measures II (3) HESP 730 (3)
HESP 729 Advanced Clinical Practice (2) (Clinical Externship) HESP 729 (2)
SUMMER    
(Capstone research w/o registration) EDMS 646      Quant. Res. Meth. II (3)   
  HESP 898 – Pre-candidacy research (2)
Year 3
  Au.D. Track Au.D./Ph.D. Track
FALL    
HESP 712 Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Devices (3)  Grad Elective
HESP 710 Industrial and Environmental Noise (3)          Grad Elective
HESP 729  Advanced Clinical Practice (2) (Clinical Externship) HESP 729 Adv Clinical Practice (2) (Clin Ext)
HESP 849 Capstone Research I (2) HESP 898 Pre-candidacy research (2)
WINTER    
HESP 704 Practice Management (3)     (if offered)        
SPRING    
HESP 730 Electrophysiologic Measures II (3)     OR HESP 730 (3) OR
HESP 636 Geriatric Audiology (3)           HESP 636 (3)
HESP 859 Capstone Research II (2) Grad Elective Courses (3-6)
    HESP 898 Pre-candidacy research (2)
Au.D. Comps at end of Semester --> admission to candidacy Ph.D. comps at end of the semester --> admission to candidacy
Complete and present Capstone Research Project   
SUMMER    
(Capstone project presentation if not completed in spring)   
Year 4

[Forms for Admission to Candidacy submitted by October 1 Yr 4 to Graduate School for AuD Students]

  Au.D. Track Au.D./Ph.D. Track
HESP 829

Clinical Internship Residency                                               

6 cr/semester, in summer, fall, spring, a total of 18)

DEGREE COMPLETED AT END OF YEAR 4

 
   

Year 4,5,6

  • HESP 829 Clinical Internship Residency (18 cr. Total)
  • BIOL 600 (2) Scientific Ethics
  • HESP 899 (6) Dissertation Research
  • Dissertation Research continues (6 cr/semester) until data collection and write-up are completed
Number of Credits
Pre-Candidacy: Au.D. Track Au.D./Ph.D. Track
Academic Coursework: 57 60
Clinical Practicum: 14 14
Pre-Candidacy Research:   6
Post-Candidacy:    
Clinical Internship: 18 18
Capstone Research: 4  
Dissertation Research:   12
TOTAL: 93 110

II. Doctor of Audiology Program for Professionals (Au.D.)

Year 1
FALL  
HESP 722 Experimental Audiology (3)
HESP 630 Electrophysiologic Measures (3)
HESP 710 Industrial and Environmental Noise (3)
WINTER  
HESP 704 Audiology Practice Management (3) [option 1]
SPRING  
HESP 632 Medical Audiology (3)
HESP 706 Advanced Clinical Audiology (3)
HESP 724 Research Design (3)
SUMMER  
HESP 634 Anatomy & Physiology of Auditory & Vestibular Systems (3) [option 2]
Capstone Research (without registration)
Year 2
FALL  
HESP 712 Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies (3)
HESP 849 Capstone Research I (2)
Comprehensive examinations taken in November --> admission to candidacy
SPRING  
HESP 636 Geriatric Audiology (3) OR
HESP 730 Electrophysiologic Measures II (3)
HESP 701 Hearing Aids II (3)
HESP 859 Capstone Research II (2)
Number of Credits
Academic Coursework: 30
Clinical Practicum (optional): (6)
Capstone Research: 4
TOTAL: 34
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