Rehabilitative Sciences in Speech Therapy (MS)
The program runs August to July and is divided into three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). The RSST program requires the following coursework:
|Requirements For The Master Of Rehabilitative Sciences Degree In Speech Therapy||Credit Hours|
|The Master of Rehabilitative Sciences degree program consists of the following courses:||30|
|RST 521 Advanced Speech Science||3|
|RST 535 Pediatric Speech & Language Disorders||3|
|RST 540 Clinical Phonetics||2|
|RST 541 Advanced Articulation Disorders||2|
|RST 551 Voice & Resonance Disorders||3|
|RST 565 Neuromotor Disorders of Communication||3|
|RST 566 Aphasia & Neurogenic Language Disorders||3|
|RST 567 Acquired Cognitive Communication Disorders||2|
|RST 568 Dysphasia||3|
|RST 580 Clinical Methods & Observation I||2|
|RST 588 Audiology for Speech-language pathologists||3|
|RST 580 Clinical Methods & Observation I||1|
|Speech Pathology and Audiology Faculty||(251) 445-9378|
|Chair||Elizabeth M. Adams|
|Professor Emeritus||Dagenais, Evans, Sellers|
|Associate Professor Emeritus||Moore|
|Assistant Professor Emeritus||Holston|
|Associate Professors||Adams, Beverly, Davis, Gordon-Hickey, Ramkissoon|
|Assistant Professors||Choi, Flagge, Garand, Nichols, Rishiq, Roberts, Smith|
|Instructors||Brown, Henbest, Hill, Wiles|
The mission of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology is to provide undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs that challenge the students to achieve the highest standards of academic learning, scientific inquiry and clinical excellence. The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology seeks to deliver a comprehensive program of academic, research and clinical training in the areas of speech, language and hearing development and disorders. The Department offers a minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences in Speech Therapy, Doctor of Audiology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree programs.
The undergraduate program in Speech and Hearing Sciences readies the graduate for a variety of career and educational options based on the knowledge gained from this degree and individual interests and skills. Students who complete the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree program will meet all the academic and practicum requirements to be eligible for the Clinical Fellowship (CF) that leads to national certification (CCC-SLP) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and eligibility for the Alabama state licensure. Students who complete the Doctor of Audiology degree program will meet all the academic and practicum requirements for national certification (CCC- A) and will also be eligible for the Alabama state licensure.
The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences in Speech Therapy (RSST) aimed at providing students with rich, robust, clinically relevant, and evidence-based learning experiences. Graduates will have a strong understanding of entry-level and advanced clinical services, will utilize evidence-based research relevant to the field, demonstrate leadership skills that impact delivery of high quality care for patients, and develop skills needed to serve as a patient educator, clinical educator, or faculty member. This program is intended to support international clinicians and academicians wishing to gain further experience with a variety of disorders and principles of rehabilitation. This program is not accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) and does not lead to licensure or professional certification in the United States. Graduation from this program does not guarantee admission to a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology or Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology Program. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible for federal financial aid. Admission to the RSST program is on a competitive basis. For admissions information, visit the department’s website. The RSST program is an in-residence program requiring 30 credit hours.
The master’s program (Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology) education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of South Alabama is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800)-498-2071 or (301)-296-5700.
The doctoral program (Doctor of Audiology) education program in Audiology at the University of South Alabama is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800)-498-2071 or (301)-296-5700.