women using sign languageStudents can also design their own master’s degree in SLHS in any topic related to speech, language, or hearing sciences.  This degree will not result in clinical certification. Working with an advisor, students design a plan of study, with coursework within SLHS and from other departments.  A master’s thesis is required.The non-clinical Master’s degree in SLHS requires 30 credit hours of graduate coursework, with four to six credit hours devoted to the master’s thesis.

At least 24 hours must be completed at the 5000 level or above.  A maximum of 6 credit hours may be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level at the discretion of the academic department.Students may be able to transfer up to 9 credit hours of graduate credit towards this degree.The non-clinical master’s degree requires close work with a faculty member of your choosing.  If you are interested in pursuing this degree option, it is recommended that you talk with SLHS faculty members who share your interests before applying.