Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to design and deliver professional development programs to meet the needs of underserved client populations in their region with an emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity.
  2. Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to successfully supervise individuals.
  3. Program graduates will produce a relevant applied research dissertation.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Successful completion of a written and oral comprehensive examination.
  2. Successful defense of an applied research dissertation.

Prior to admission to any graduate program at Valdosta State University, applicants must first submit a completed application to the Graduate School. A completed packet includes official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, official GRE scores, a letter of application, minimum three years full-time experience as a speech-language pathologist, three letters of recommendation, fee, and any additional program requirements submitted by the admission deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to allow adequate time for document submission and to ensure receipt of documents.

Admission Deadline

Fall Deadline: April 1

Go to the Graduate School website and click on Our Programs, then click on CSD Program for information on:

  • Specific SLPD program Admission Requirements

To Apply Online, click here

Requirements for the SLPD Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research Core18
CSD 9521
CSD 9998
Single Subject Design in Clinically Based Research
and CSD Dissertation Proposal and Defense
CSD 9999CSD Dissertation9
RSCH 9840Quantitative Research Methods in Education3
or RSCH 9820 Qualitative Research Methods in Education
Social and Cultural Aspects Core6
CSD 9530
CSD 9531
Social & Cultural Aspects of Underserved Populations
and Assessment and Management of Underserved Populations
Advanced Clinical Intervention Core9
CSD 9110Advanced Clinical Supervison3
CSD 9220Advanced Clinical Intervention I3
CSD 9230Advanced Clinical Intervention II3
Professional Development Core2
CSD 9000Orientation to Doctoral Studies in CSD0
CSD 9100
CSD 9200
Professional Seminar in Doctoral Studies I
and Professional Seminar in Doctoral Studies II
Major Content Focus 19
CSD 9500Advanced Topics Major Focus-Literature Review3
CSD 9510Advanced Topics Major Focus-Applications3
CSD 9520Advanced Topics Major Focus-Product3
Minor Content Focus 16
CSD 9400
CSD 9410
Advanced Topics Minor Force-Literature Review
and Advanced Topics Minor Focus-Applications
Elective Strands6
Students will choose two courses outside the department6
Total Hours Required for the Degree56