Missouri State University

Program Requirements

If you are pursuing a degree in communication sciences and disorders, you must meet the below requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work.

The communication sciences and disorders program is comprehensive, which does not require the completion of a minor. Consult your advisor to determine which program is best for you.

Program Requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements
    1. Core: CSD 312(3), 321(3), 360(3), 370(3); CSD 495(2) and 496(2) or EDHH students substitute CSD 497(3); CSD 572(3); PSY 121(3), PSY 200(3)
    2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CSD 572(3) or CSD 497(3).

    3. Options (select one):
      1. Audiology: ENG 296(3); CSD 210(3), 216(3), 315(3), 316(3), 318(3), 362(3), 380(3), 388(3), 400(3), 562(3)
      2. Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing: EDC 150(0), EDC 345(3); SPE 310(3); CSD 322(3), 330(3), 331(3), 380(3), 562(3). Does not prepare students for teacher certification or entry into the CSD accelerated MS. EDHH students pursuing a career as a certified teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing should consider applying to the accelerated master's program in the spring of their junior year. Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing accelerated master's students also take the following major requirements: CSD 760(3), 762(3), 763(3), 795(3) for undergraduate and graduate credit and additional coursework to meet state of Missouri teacher certification requirements. See certification requirements below.
      3. Speech-Language Pathology: ENG 296(3), CSD 210(3), 216(3), 315(3), 316(3), 318(3), 362(3), 388(3), 400(3), 417(3), 482(3), 522(3)
  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Note: CSD majors may not take any CSD course on a Pass/Not Pass basis.

Certification Requirements for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Emphasis

Contact your advisor or the Department Head for the requirements and coursework necessary to meet state and national certification requirements. Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students must take certain coursework through the Teacher Education Program and are required to collect and assemble materials for completion of a teaching portfolio. In order to be recommended for state certification, each student must:

  1. Be admitted to the Teacher Education Program - see Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Program and Secondary Education Requirements section of catalog
  2. Successfully complete all Practicum requirements with a grade of "B" or better.
  3. Successfully complete the graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing emphasis.
  4. Successfully complete the state approved exit assessment.
  5. Complete all state certification requirements in effect at the time a recommendation is made.