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The FIU Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) curriculum provides students with the theoretical and clinical education to develop the competencies needed to practice as a speech-language pathologist.

The program's unique "bilingual emphasis" prepares graduates to work with the increasing number of bilingual individuals in need of specialized care. Upon completion of the master's degree, the graduate will have met all academic and practicum requirements to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Courses & Syllabi

Language learning in school-age children, adult cognition and communication, and communication disorders and aging in a bilingual society are just a few examples of courses in the FIU master’s Speech-Language Pathology program that teach you to treat diverse populations across their lifespan. Also find out about our master’s thesis option, which can reduce the required number of classes.

Visit the FIU Catalog for full course descriptions and program requirements:

  • Navigate to the current academic year
  • Enter the Course Code in the “Search Bar” OR select “Graduate”
  • Select “Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences”

Enrolled students can download the program syllabi from FIU Sharepoint – CSD Programs

Total Credits Required: 61

  • Year 1: Fall Semester (13 credits)
    • SPA 5805: Research Methods in Communication Disorders (3 credits)
    • SPA 5204: Phonological Disorders (3 credits)
    • SPA 5402: Language Learning in Preschool Children (3 credits)
    • SPA 5553: Differential Diagnosis of Comm. Dis. (3 credits)
    • SPA 5935L: Pre-Clinic Seminar (1 credits)
  • Year 1: Spring Semester (12 credits)
    • SPA 5107: Neurological Bases of Communication (3 credits)
    • SPA 5403: Language Learning in School-Aged Children (3 credits)
    • SPA 6406: Dual Language Acquisition and Disorders (3 credits)
    • SPA 6565: Dysphagia (3 credits)
  • Year 1: Summer Semester (9 credits)
    • SPA 6410: Aphasia and Related Disorders (3 credits)
    • SPA 5225: Fluency Disorders (3 credits)
    • SPA 5500: Basic Clinical Practicum (3 credits)
  • Year 2: Fall Semester (10 credits)
    • SPA 5216: Vocal and Velopharyngeal Disorders (3 credits)
    • SPA 5502: Intermediate Clinical Practicum (3 credits)
    • SPA 6232: Neuromotor Comm. Disorders and Augmentative Comm. (3 credits)
    • SPA 6930: Master's Project (1 credits)
  • Year 2: Spring Semester (10 credits)
    • SPA 6005: Assessment & Treatment Bilingual Children (3 credits)
    • SPA 6479: Comm. Disorders & Aging in a Bilingual Society (3 credits)
    • SPA 6505: Advanced Clinical Practicum (3 credits)
    • SPA 6930: Master's Project (1 credits)
  • Year 2: Summer Semester (7 credits)
    • SPA 6254: Adult Cognition and Communication (3* credit)
    • SPA 6322: Aural Habilitation and Rehabilitation (3* credits)
    • SPA 6505: Advanced Clinical Practicum (3 credits)
    • SPA 6930: Master's Project (1 credits)
    • SPA 6559: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3* credits)

*These courses are electives. Non-thesis students must take one of these three courses. If a student has not taken a course in Aural Rehabilitation, then they must take SPA 6322.

Master's Thesis Option:
Students completing a master's thesis will not be required to take these classes. They will register for 6 credits of master's thesis in the second year of study. All students will complete the degree with 61 credits.