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M.S. in CSD Program Learning Objectives

  1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate deep conceptual understanding and proficiency in theories related to the field of communication sciences and disorders.
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate applied clinical principles and practices required to provide competent clinical services.
  3. Graduates will be able to critically conceptualize and define the critical aspects of a clinical case and determine and apply practical and theoretically driven solutions.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in assessing, designing, and executing a research strategy to answer significant questions that have real world applications in the field of communication sciences and disorders.
  5. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate relevant theory, evidence-based practice, and decision-making during group presentations of clinical cases and client outcomes.
  6. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate research and clinical evidence in presentations at local, national, and/or international meetings or conferences.
  7. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to clinical ethics, collaboration, as well as federal guidelines for service provision and client protection (e.g., IDEA, HIPAA).