Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

The Division of Communication Disorders at the University of Kentucky offers a two-year master's degree program in speech-language pathology. The Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Students who complete the program will typically meet the academic and clinical training requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and for licensure in Kentucky and in most states with licensure requirements. Students seeking to fulfill ASHA certification requirements and those desiring certification for school employment should consult the Director of Graduate Studies.

The length of a student's program depends upon the certification options selected, the student's educational background, and the number of credits completed each semester. Students with an undergraduate major in communication disorders will typically complete the program in two years of full-time study. Students entering without an undergraduate major in communication disorders will need to apply to the undergraduate program to complete approximately one year of prerequisite undergraduate-content courses before applying for admission to the graduate program. Additional information regarding these prerequisites is available from the Director of Graduate Studies.

During the first full year of the graduate program, students typically complete course work and clinical practicum at the UK Communications Disorders Clinic. During the second year, students may be assigned to clinical externship rotations in a variety of clinical settings, including the Lexington Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, agencies providing services to children (e.g., public schools, preschools, clinics), and agencies in one of Kentucky's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs). Successful completion of a comprehensive examination or thesis is required for all degree candidates.

Admission Requirements

Students who are admitted to the Program typically have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. To be considered for admission, students must also submit Graduate Record Examination scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical). Note: Admission to this program is for the second summer session only. Admission deadline for domestic applicants is February 1. Admission deadline for international applicants is October 31 prior to the summer term applied for.

Degree Requirements

The courses expected of all students in the master's degree curriculum include the following:

Graduate Curriculum (M.S.)

The graduate curriculum for the M.S. in Communication Disorders is a 30 credit hour degree. Students select 30 hours from the following list of courses in Communication Disorders:

CD 621 Alternative & Augmentative Communication 3 credits
CD 647 Lang. Disorders in Dev. Young Individuals 3 credits
CD 648 Lang. Disorders in School-Age Populations 3 credits
CD 661 Phonological Development & Disorders 3 credits
CD 670 Voice Disorders 3 credits
CD 674 Disorders of Fluency 3 credits
CD 677 Neurogenic Communication Disorders I 3 credits
CD 678 Neurogenic Communication Disorders II 3 credits
CD 691 Aural Rehabilitation 3 credits
CD 701 Research Methods in Communication Disorders 3 credits
CD 748 Master's Thesis Research (Optional) 0 credits
CD 768 Residence Credit for the Master's Degree (Optional) 6 credits
CD 771 Dysphagia 3 credits

The curriculum offers 33 hours of didactic courses (from which a student may select 30 hours).

Certification Requirements

If a student wishes to receive the M.S. degree and also wishes to fulfill the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification requirements, the student will be required to complete:

For additional information, contact:

Director of Graduate Studies

Division of Communication Disorders
University of Kentucky
900 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40504-0200

GRADUATE COURSES

CD 520 INTRODUCTION TO MANUAL COMMUNICATION (2)

CD 521 NON-SPEECH COMMUNICATION (3)

CD 571 NEURAL BASES OF SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING (3)

CD 591 AURAL REHABILITATION (3)

CD 610 ETHICS IN CLINICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH (SAME AS CLS/PT/RAS 610) (1)

CD 621 ALTERNATIVE AND AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION (3)

CD 647 ADVANCED DISORDERS IN DEVELOPMENTALLY YOUNG INDIVIDUALS (3)

CD 648 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN SCHOOL-AGE POPULATIONS (3)

CD 654 CLINICAL ORIENTATION IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (3)

CD 655 ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (3)

CD 657 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (1-3)

CD 659 CLINICAL ROTATION IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (3-6)

CD 670 VOICE DISORDERS (3)

CD 671 APPLIED PHONOLOGY: DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDERS (3)

CD 674 DISORDERS OF FLUENCY (3)

CD 677 NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS I (3)

CD 678 NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS II (3)

CD 701 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (3)

CD 706 ADVANCED AUDIOLOGICAL ISSUES IN PEDIATRICS (3)

CD 708 ADVANCED AUDIOLOGICAL ISSUES IN GERIATRICS (3)

CD 747 SEMINAR IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN (3)

CD 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

CD 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

CD 771 DYSPHAGIA (3)

CD 772 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN APHASIA (3)

CD 773 SEMINAR IN MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS (3)

CD 774 SEMINAR IN ADULT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE (3)

CD 775 SEMINAR IN LITERATE LANGUAGE (3)

CD 789 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (1-6)

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