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The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 7pm in Communication Arts & Sciences (Room TBA).
At the March meeting, new CSD faculty member Jeff Searl from the University of Kansas will be speaking to us about his experience and research with medical SLP, dysphagia, and head/neck cancer!
Information from CSD Advisor Alicia Birdsong & CSD Faculty to all but specifically applying seniors and soon-to-be applying juniors:
After speaking with faculty at Central and Western, this is what they found to be required by their programs in terms of MSU courses. *Notice that while CSD 203 is not required for the minor, you will still want to take it if applying to these schools.* Additionally, she notes that all of MSU's courses fill Eastern's requirements and that they will have information to share about Wayne State and Grand Valley soon. You can contact Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions or concerns about these requirements or your courses.
Western Michigan University:
1)According to their graduate program director, our new CSD minor, along with the recommended additional CSD courses we offer will fill the requirements they look for in applicants to their Master’s program.
2)We were told that Western looks for 12 credit hours of disorder course work, they feel this requirement would be met in CSD 203, 364, 444, and 463. For students who are interested in Western (especially seniors) and have not taken CSD 203, it would benefit them to take the course. It is offered in spring 16 semester - seats are still open.
3) It did seem as if they like to see ASHA field observation hours completed through an actual course. This could be done through CSD 391.
Central Michigan University:
1) The information we have up to date is that our CSD courses offered are matching up with undergraduate courses at CMU, that are required for their graduate program.
2) CMU does offer two courses that we do not: Research and Design in Communication Disorders, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders. The chair of the department noted that these are courses that could be taken at the graduate level. So it seems that our students can apply and if offered a space in the program, complete the two courses along with their graduate work.
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