Two-year graduate program
Dedicated faculty with clinical experience whose first priority is teaching YOU
The master's degree program includes 30 semester hours of core courses required for all candidates and 4 semester hours of special topics selected by the student for specialization and interest, seven semester hours of advanced practicum. The final two semesters consist of a full-time 14-week medical internship and a full-time 14-week educational internship that can be completed throughout the state or country.
Typically, graduate candidates require six consecutive full-time semesters to complete their master's degree. A usual program includes four semesters of advanced coursework and practicum followed by two 14-week internships, one in an educational setting and one in a medical setting. The educational internship is usually completed in the state of Illinois. Medical internships may be completed nationwide.
Candidates may select from two alternatives in the graduate program. The first alternative requires candidates to complete the program and take oral and written comprehensive exams during their final semester of graduate school. The second alternative requires students to complete a creative researchproject/thesis instead of exams and take fewer special topic courses. Students who complete the thesis option frequently present their research at state and national conferences such as ISHA or ASHA.
See required coursework from EIU catalog