College of Science and Health > Academics > Speech Language Pathology > Graduate Program > Speech Language Pathology (MS) > Degree Requirements
Students are required to complete 102 credit hours (or 106 if the thesis option is chosen). The curriculum covers 6 major areas: core courses (12 credit hours), research courses (9 credit hours), child/adolescent courses (20 credit hours), adult courses (16 credit hours), other disorder courses (14 credit hours) and clinical education (35 credit hours). The program is designed to be completed in seven quarters.
Clinical Curriculum. Students will complete at least 400 hours of supervised clinical experience. Students will engage in 4 quarters of clinical practica at the DePaul University Clinic on the Lincoln Park Campus and two quarters of externship placements. The DePaul Speech and Language Clinic accepts clients from the community ranging in age from young children through adults and with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders to provide SLP students with a breath of clinical experiences.
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