Selected Educational Outcomes
- 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.
- Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to successfully supervise individuals.
- Program graduates will produce a relevant applied research dissertation.
Examples of Outcome Assessments
- Successful completion of a written and oral comprehensive examination.
- 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.
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
& CSD 9998
|Single Subject Design in Clinically Based Research|
and CSD Dissertation Proposal and Defense
|CSD 9999||CSD Dissertation||9|
|RSCH 9840||Quantitative Research Methods in Education||3|
|or RSCH 9820||Qualitative Research Methods in Education|
|Social and Cultural Aspects Core||6|
& CSD 9531
|Social & Cultural Aspects of Underserved Populations|
and Assessment and Management of Underserved Populations
|Advanced Clinical Intervention Core||9|
|CSD 9110||Advanced Clinical Supervison||3|
|CSD 9220||Advanced Clinical Intervention||6|
|Professional Development Core||2|
|CSD 9000||Orientation to Doctoral Studies in CSD||0|
& CSD 9200
|Professional Seminar in Doctoral Studies I|
and Professional Seminar in Doctoral Studies II
|Major Content Focus 1||9|
|CSD 9500||Advanced Topics Major Focus-Literature Review||3|
|CSD 9510||Advanced Topics Major Focus-Applications||3|
|CSD 9520||Advanced Topics Major Focus-Product||3|
|Minor Content Focus 1||6|
& CSD 9410
|Advanced Topics Minor Force-Literature Review|
and Advanced Topics Minor Focus-Applications
|Students will choose two courses outside the department||6|
|Total Hours Required for the Degree||56|
for Major/Minor topic focus, students can choose from one of the following topical areas: