The graduate course sequence is designed to meet the needs of individuals holding an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as individuals who have an out-of-field baccalaureate degree. Coursework is offered for students whose baccalaureate degrees are in a field other than speech, language, and hearing and who require prerequisite coursework prior to initiating graduate courses. These prerequisite courses must be completed prior to admission into the graduate program (see Admission Requirements). Students receiving a Master's of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders will meet all academic and clinical requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as the Florida Certificate of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology under Florida Statute 468.143 (3).
A wide range of academic preparation and clinical practicum experiences is provided with a variety of speech-language-hearing disorders. Training involves practicum experiences with adults and children, in a minimum of 3 different practicum settings. Graduates of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are well equipped to assist in the team effort of providing appropriate services to speech and language impaired individuals of any age and in any professional setting. The Department's academic and clinical preparation has assisted 100% of its students to pass the NESPA (National Examination of Speech Pathology and Audiology) last year. The program has improved upon its previous 98% pass rate.
Florida Atlantic University is a member institution of the State University System of Florida. Course work is available on the Boca Raton campus, which also houses the Department's Communication Disorders Clinic (FAU-CDC), as well as the speech and hearing science and audiology laboratories. The FAU-CDC provides speech-language-hearing services to a wide service delivery area encompassing the southeast coast of Florida, including Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Communication Disorders Clinic follow the university’s policy of nondiscrimination, strictly.
Florida Atlantic University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. It is against the policy of the University to discriminate against, or exclude from participation in benefits or activities, either on the staff or in the student body, any person on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or mental or physical disablement, provided such disablement, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent satisfactory work performance. This nondiscrimination policy also relates to the University’s actions concerning choice of contractors and suppliers of goods and services and in the use of University facilities.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require special accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) located on the Boca Raton campus, SU 133 (Student Support Services Building), 561-297-3880, and follow all OSD procedures.