Jun 21, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, M.A.


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(Major Code: 12203)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of at least 36 units (64 units for the Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology). A student must complete SLHS 799A , Thesis for Plan A. The thesis option requires approval by the school and may not be appropriate for every student. If Plan B is elected, the student must pass a written comprehensive examination (which may be repeated only twice). No more than six units of coursework outside the school acceptable for the graduate level may be applied to the master’s degree.

The School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers three concentrations leading to the Master of Arts degree. Students in each concentration must have already completed a bachelor’s degree (or approved level coursework) in speech, language, and hearing sciences (or equivalent). Each concentration requires completion of a specific pattern of graduate units described below:

Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology


(SIMS Code: 550182)

This concentration has a clinical focus and may be used to satisfy the academic and clinical preparation for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); for the Speech-Language Pathology Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; and for licensure from the State of California. Students are required to complete coursework in all of the following areas: articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, hearing, swallowing, cognitive and social aspects of communication, and augmentative and alternative communication modalities.

Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology: Bilingual Specialization


(SIMS Code: 550183)

Students who have an interest in working with bilingual clients are encouraged to apply to the concentration in speech-language pathology with a specialization in bilingualism. Students are required to pass a language proficiency test in a language other than English. To be a candidate for the specialization, a student must be admitted to the master’s degree program in speech-language pathology since the specialization is coordinated with these endeavors. This concentration has a clinical focus and may be used to satisfy the academic and clinical preparation for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); for the Speech-Language Pathology Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; and for licensure from the State of California. Students are required to complete coursework in all of the following areas: articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, hearing, swallowing, cognitive and social aspects of communication, and augmentative and alternative communication modalities.

Concentration in Communicative Sciences


(SIMS Code: 550142)

This concentration has research and theoretical foci in the area of communicative disorders. Students interested in non-clinical study requiring a strong scientific foundation may avail themselves of this concentration.

Electives


33 units of electives from 600- and 700-level Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences courses and/or 700- and 800-level Audiology courses, with consent of the faculty adviser, and may include up to six units of 500-, 600-, and 700-numbered courses from engineering, linguistics, physics, psychology, or other departments with approval of graduate adviser. Students may complete three units of 799A (Plan A) as part of the 33 units or pass a comprehensive/qualifying examination (Plan B).

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