The master's degree (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology at Harding University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The Speech-Language Pathology program is part of the College of Allied Health and offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology degree. The curriculum is an intensive five-semester program with a focus on the entire scope of practice as delineated by ASHA. It consists of both didactic and clinical components.
Upon completion of this program a student will be eligible to sit for the national certifying exam (PRAXIS II) administered by the Educational Testing Service. Students will also be eligible to apply for membership in ASHA. Students graduating with a M.S. in speech-language pathology and passing the certification exam will be elgible to apply for national certification and licensure in Arkansas and other states.
The minimal admission requirements (checklist pdf available) for the Master of Science program in speech-language pathology are as follows:
The deadline for applications is February 1 of the spring semester prior to fall enrollment.
(This tentative plan is to be used with the assistance of your advisor. For a detailed description of each class see the Courses and Syllabi section.)
CSD 611 - Birth to 5 (5 hrs)
CSD 617 Introduction to Research Design (2 hrs)
CSD 619 - Clinical I (3 hrs)
CSD 637 - Writing/Speaking (1 hr)
CSD 642 - Neurology (3 hrs)
CSD 648 - Counseling (1 hr)
SPRING - SEMESTER II (14 hrs academic credit)
CSD 622 - School Age (5 hrs)
CSD 629 - Clinical II (3 hrs)
SUMMER I - SEMESTER IIIa (6 hrs academic credit)
CSD 632 - Multicultural (1 hr)
SUMMER II - SEMESTER IIIb (1 hr academic credit)
CSD 635 - Communication Modes (1 hr)
FALL - SEMESTER IV (12 hrs academic credit)
CSD 623 - Adolescent (5 hrs)
CSD 643 - Dysphagia (2 hrs)
CSD 646 - Fluency (2 hrs)
CSD 649 - Clinical IV (3 hrs)
SPRING - SEMESTER V (11 hrs academic cerdit)
CSD 651 - Capstone (3 hrs)
CSD 655 - Literacy (2 hrs)
CSD 657 - Ethics (2 hrs)
CSD 658 - Special Topics (1 hr)
CSD 659 - Clinical V (3 hrs)
Program Total = 59 academic hours
HIZ-PATH (Changes in funding structure are currently being discussed. Contact CSD directly for current information.)