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Communication Disorders web site.
Communication Science Disorders students study the very essence of the human condition - communication. Communication disorders stem from an array of impairments in the speech, voice, resonance, fluency, swallowing, and language processes. Disorders of human communication affect millions of Americans and cut across the entire life span. An estimated 1 in 6 individuals will suffer from communication impairment in their lifetime. Speech-language pathologists identify, prevent, evaluate, and treat individuals with communication disorders. The growing number of people with communication impairments reflects a need for qualified SLPs to serve the populace.
Our program prepares individuals for a career in SLP in a variety of educational, hospital and private settings. Composed of 19 full-time faculty scholars and clinical educators, our department is dedicated to clinical research and is arguably the leading communication sciences and disorders program in the nation with this emphasis.
Our master's program utilizes a cohort model. Students complete the 12 semester sequence as a group before a new cohort begins. The online program begins in the summer and is offered every year.
Accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
The program is available only to Florida residents as the clinical component is not available online.
The program takes three years (10 semesters) to complete
The Master of Science in Communication Disorders program prepares individuals for a career in Speech Language Pathology in a variety of educational, hospital and private settings.
The program is available only to Florida residents. Students with undergraduate degrees in other fields must complete prerequisite coursework before beginning the Master's program. The Bridge Program is available to students needing to complete this prerequisite coursework. Please note that admission to the Bridge Program or any other Prerequisite Program does not ensure admission to the Graduate Program in Communication Science and Disorders.
The application deadline for admission to the online program is Nov. 15. All application materials, including the non-refundable application fee, must be submitted by the deadline. Three Letters of Recommendation (academic references strongly encouraged), transcripts, a resume, official GRE scores, and statement of intent should be submitted along with the online application.
400 clinical clock hours are required for graduation. Students must earn 22 clinical practical credits and should average a minimum of 50 clinical clock hours per semester.
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2015-16 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a $93.00 per credit hour distance learning fee. Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.