M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is a research-oriented degree. The MS program of study is comprised of three integrated curriculum strands: 1) scientific and theoretical knowledge in speech-language pathology, 2) computer tools and statistical techniques for data analysis, and 3) original research culminating in the oral defense of an approved written thesis.

The MS degree is not designed to prepare students for professional practice careers in speech-language pathology.

To be considered for admission to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology, the Applicant must:

  1. Complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), a minimum of 32 semester hours of prerequisites in CSD may be completed in residence;
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or the last 12 hours of graded graduate coursework (please note: in calculating GPA, the entire semester in which the 60 or 12 hours fall is counted). The College of Allied Health does not recognize academic forgiveness nor reprieve policies. All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPAs;
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;
  4. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (the General Test) prior to the application deadline date. GRE scores must be no more than five years old at time of application. The OUHSC institution code for the GRE is 6902;
  5. Three letters of recommendation: provide contact information (including email address) for your three references on the online application.  Upon submission of your application, an email will be automatically sent to the three people you listed as your references giving them a link and instructions on where to upload their letter of recommendation;
  6. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The OUHSC institution code for the TOEFL is 6902;
  7. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets from foreign institutions evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE); and
  8. Submit a completed on-line applicationApplication deadline is February 1 for Fall admission.

Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.

Additional cost information:

Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees
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The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools accredits the MS program in Speech-Language Pathology.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Phonological Disorders CSD 5313 3
Orofacial Anomalies CSD 5403 3
Speech Science CSD 5413 3
Language Assessment and Remediation of Preschool Children CSD 5483 3
Diagnostic and Instructional Procedures CSD 5523 3
Special Studies - Lab Rotation CSD 5990 1

Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Research Foundations CSD 5133 3
Neuropathologies of Speech* CSD 5423 3
Voice Disorders CSD 5433 3
Adult Neurolinguistic Disorders CSD 5453 3
Language Assessment and Remediation of School-Age Children CSD 5473 3
Special Studies - Lab Rotation CSD 5990 1


Summer Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Dysphagia CSD 5572 2
Directed Readings CSD 5960 2


Year 2

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Biostatistics Methods I BSE 5163 3
Research for Master's Thesis CSD 5980 2


Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Microcomputer Applications for Data Analysis BSE 5013 3
Research for Master's Thesis CSD 5980 2

Last updated: July 29, 2014

Course Descriptions

Curriculum Notes

*If a student has not had Neuro Bases, he/she will take it in this semester and take Neuropath in the last semester of coursework. 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Sarah S. Buckingham, PhD
Vice-Chairman and Professor
Speech-Language Pathology Section Coordinator

College of Allied Health
1200 N Stonewall
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-4214 Ext. 46060
Fax: (405) 271-3360
Email Dr. Buckingham

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone: (405) 271-6588

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