Required courses in the Master's curriculum cover the basics: articulation, language, fluency, voice, and swallowing, along with research methods.
You will also take a minimum of four additional elective courses. These can be chosen from a number of options including courses offered primarily for the PhD students. Elective courses can cover topics that are not covered in the required courses or build upon knowledge learned in the basic courses.
For example, if you are most interested in a career in a healthcare setting, you might opt to take Motor Speech Disorders or Dementia or Traumatic Brain Injury to pair with your courses in Aphasia and Dysphagia.
If child language disorders peak your interest, you could take courses in Assessment and Intervention of Autism or Early Language Development as well as Advanced Language Intervention or Advanced Writing and Intervention. If you are more of a generalist, perhaps courses in Counseling or Group Treatment or Diversity Issues would be your choice.
Most of these courses are taught under our seminar numbers (CODI 589, 590, 591) where topics can and do change depending on the interests of the students. Students who have a particular area of interest may also be able to complete an independent study tailored specifically for them (CODI 597, CODI 598).
The UL Lafayette online catalog is the place to get the most up-to-date information of the courses offered at the graduate level.