Graduate Course Offerings

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

SPA 660 Aspects of Speech Pathology and Audiology 1 credit

  • Application of normal psycholinguistic processes to the study of speech and language disorders.

SPA 661 Advanced Speech Pathology 2 credits

  • Diagnosis and treatment of speech disorders with special emphasis on phonology.

SPA 663 Internship in Speech Pathology and Audiology 2 to 8 credits

  • Clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of children and adults with speech, language, or hearing disorders. Experience to be gained at off-campus clinic sites.

SPA 664 Advanced Audiological Testing 1 or 2 credits

  • Supervised clinical procedures in descriptive and diagnostic hearing examinations.

SPA 667 Language Assessment and Intervention 3 credits

  • Assessment and intervention of communication and language disorders in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children.

SPA 720 Research Design and Data Analysis 3 credits

  • Research design and methods in communicative disorders.

SPA 721 Craniofacial Disorders 3 credits

  • Causes and treatment of communicative disorders related to cleft lip and palate. An interdisciplinary approach is stressed.

SPA 723 Language Theory 3 credits

  • Nature of language and childhood language disorders with emphasis on specific language impairment and current research in childhood language acquisition.

SPA 751 Dysphasia 3 Credits

  • This course examines communication disorders associated with acquired neurogenic impairments. Specific disorders that will be addressed are aphasia, right hemisphere disorder, traumatic brain injury/closed head injury, and dementia.

SPA 752 Fluency Disorders 3 credits

  • Disorders of speech rhythm and fluency. Emphasis on etiology, diagnosis and methods of treatment in children and adults.

SPA 753 Motor Speech 3 Credits

  • This course is designed to promote effective and efficient diagnosis, treatment and management of the dysarthrias and acquired and developmental verbal apraxia.

SPA 754 Seminar in Alaryngeal Speech 2 credits

  • Principles and procedures in alaryngeal speech rehabilitation, including the artificial larynx, esophageal speech, and tracheo-esophageal speech.

SPA 755 Medical Speech Language Pathology 3 Credits

  • This course is designed to address the breadth of medical Speech Pathology including diagnosis and treatment of swallow disorders and use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for patients with severe expressive language and speech deficits due to developmental and/or acquired disabilities.

SPA 757 Experimental Phonetics 3 credits

  • Acoustic characteristics of speech production/reception and instrumentation for speech analysis.

SPA 759 Seminar in Clinical Procedures 2 credits

  • Advanced study and clinical experience in specialized areas of the field.

SPA 762 Disorders of Voice 3 credits

  • Causes, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the voice.

SPA 765 Advanced Audiology 3 credits

  • Calibration of test equipment.
  • Rationale and procedures used in the evaluation of hearing loss.
  • Laboratory exercises.

SPA 767 Advanced Practicum 2 credits

  • Supervised clinical experience in the treatment and management of children and adults with multiple communicative disorders.

SPA 768 Seminar in Audiology 3 credits

  • Special topics, hearing aids, psychophysics of audition; current research and publications in clinical hearing measurement or rehabilitation.

SPA 770 Endoscopic Evaluation of Speech and Swallowing 2 credits

  • Techniques in the administration and interception of endoscopic examination of speech, voice, and swallowing.
  • Students develop basic practical skills in vocal tract imaging procedures.

SPA 790 Doctoral Seminar in Speech Pathology 3 credits

  • Comprehensive study of special issues, questions or problems in the field of speech-language pathology.

SPA 791 Experience Classroom/Clinical Teaching 3 to 6 credits

  • Supervised experience in teaching university students both in the classroom and in the clinical setting.
  • Maximum of 9 credits.

SPA 793 Independent Study 1 to 3 credits

  • Offered every fall, spring, and summer.

SPA 794 Workshops and Institutes 1 to 3 credits

  • Intensive study of special topics in speech pathology or audiology. Usually offered during Summer Session.
  • Maximum of 8 credits

SPA 795 Comprehensive Examination 1 to 3 credits, S/U only

  • Course is used by graduate programs to administer comprehensive examinations either as an end of program comprehensive examination or as a qualifying examinations for doctoral candidates prior to being advanced to candidacy.

SPA 797 Thesis 6 credits

  • Offered every fall, spring, summer, 6 credits maximum.
  • Enrollment only by faculty approval.

SPA 799 Dissertation 1 to 24 units

  • Offered every fall, spring, and summer

SPA 899 Graduate Advisement 1 to 4 units

  • Provides access to faculty for continued consultation and advisement. No grade is filed and credits may not be applied to any degree requirements.
  • Limited to 8 credits (2 semester) enrollment.
  • For non-thesis master's degree students only.