Dec 03, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Communication Disorders, MA

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  > Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders  > Communication Disorders, MA

The Master of Arts education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Houston is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the college graduate admission requirements , applicants to the program must have completed required background courses in normal human communication processes at the undergraduate or post-baccalaureate level with a grade point average of at least 3.00 (A=4.00). Less tangible factors also contribute to admission decisions. These may include the potential 1) for communicating effectively and interacting constructively in a clinical and/or supervisory relationship and 2) for contributing to the profession of speech-language pathology.

Before acceptance into any course with practicum activities, all students must pass during the first term in residence a speech, voice, and language proficiency assessment. Students removed from graduate standing are not eligible to enroll in practicum courses.

Information on how to apply can be found on the How to Apply to UH Graduate School.  International applicant should visit the International Graduate Students page to learn more about the additional documentation and English language proficiency requirements. All applications require an application fee ($75 domestic/$150 international)

Degree Requirements

Degree Total: 49.0 - 52.0 Credit Hours

Plan I: Thesis Option

Students must complete a minimum total of 52.0 Credit Hours

  • 31.0 Credit Hours in content courses in the major
  • 15.0 Credit Hours of practicum experience
  • 6.0 Credit Hours will consist of thesis credit.
    • An oral defense of the thesis is required.

Plan II: Non-Thesis Option

Students must complete a minimum total of 49.0 Credit Hourss:

  • a minimum of 31.0 Credit Hours in content courses in the major
  • 3.0 Credit Hours of electives
    • The elective can be an approved elective taken in Communication Sciences and Disorders or selected from pre-approved courses outside the department.
  • 15.0 Credit Hours of practicum experience

A comprehensive examination is required.