The proposed Master's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for competent clinical service delivery to children and adults in Arabic and English. The MSLP curriculum has been developed and reviewed by renowned scholars in the field from America and the West, and it is approved by the Saudi Ministry of Education. Instruction and clinical supervision is provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) by certified Arabic and English-speaking professionals from Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Program's MissionThe MSLP program is clinic-based and research-based. Graduation from this comprehensive program will lead to certification by the Saudi Council for Health Professions.
The mission of the Master’s degree program of Speech-language Pathology is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for competent clinical service delivery to children and adults in Arabic and English...
Why choose the Speech-Language Pathology Program (MSLP) at Dar Al-Hekma University?
Courses are taught by experienced faculty with expertise in the various subject areas. Students benefit from face-to-face evidence-based education and practicums. Learning tools such as case simulation for gaining clinical knowledge are incorporated, in addition to traditional supervised clinical practicums. Through classroom lectures, discussions, seminars, debate, case studies, and problem solving, students will develop competence in evidence-based speech-language pathology service delivery in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, research centers, and telepractice. Instruction and clinical supervision will be provided by ASHA-certified Arabic and English-speaking professionals from Saudi Arabia and the United States. Graduation from this comprehensive program will lead to certification by the Saudi Council for Health Professions and eligibility for certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.)
The MSLP program at Dar Al-Hekma University is offered on the weekends which allows students who are employed to continue to work while they earn the Master's degree. The MSLP Program at Dar Al-Hekma Unversity is the first and only program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
|Program ||Required TOEFL Score||REQUIRED BACHELOR DEGREE|
|Master of Science in
Speech-Language Pathology||550||A Bachelor Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences or a Bachelor Degree in Speech-Language Pathology||Pass Interview||none|
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The Master of Speech-Language PathologyProgram engages students in intensive study, innovative research, application of evidence as the basis for clinical service delivery, self-evaluation and reflection for skills development resulting in the following learning outcomes:
- Describe fundamental knowledge about normal anatomy, physiology, and process of hearing, speech and language.
- Conduct empirical and experimental research projects.
- Demonstrate understanding for individuals who have communication disorders, with sound knowledge and appreciation of cultural and linguistic differences in a diverse world.
- Apply professional and reflective ethical practices in the field of speech and language pathology as individuals and as part of a team.
- Demonstrate an advanced level in clinical skills when providing prevention, assessment and intervention services for individuals with communication disorders.
Year One (1) |
Semester – Fall ||
Semester – Spring ||
Semester – Summer |
|CSCD 6301||Oral & Written
|3||AURE 6301 ||Advanced Aural|
|3||CSCD 6305 ||Voice Disorders ||3|
|CSCD 6302||Advanced Research|
|3||CSCD 6201||Medical Aspects of
|2||CSCD 6103||Practicum III|
– Adult Practicum
|CSCD 6303||Autism Spectrum|
|CSCD 6101||Practicum I ||1||CSCD 6102||Practicum II – Child|
Practicum in Speech-
Total Credit Hours ||
Total Credit Hours ||
Total Credit Hours ||
SEMESTER||CODE||NAME||CREDITS||TOTAL IN SEMESTER|
|CSCD 6307||Aphasia & Cognitive Disorder||3|
|CSCD 6308||Craniofacial Anomalies||3|
|CSCD 6104||Practicum IV – School Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology||1|
|Spring||CSCD 6309||Motor Speech Disorders & Traumatic Brain Injury||3||9|
|CSCD 6202||Fluency Disorders||2|
|CSCD 6310||Clinic Research Project||3|
|CSCD 6105||Practicum V – Medical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology||1|
|CSCD 6000||Preparation for PRAXIS||0|
|Summer II (Optional)||CSCD XXXX||Free Elective (Students may not be required to take this elective)||2||2|
|Elective Cluster||CSCD 6203||Augmentative and Alternative Communication||2|
|CSCD 6205||Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders||2|
|CSCD 6206||Early Intervention||2|
Total credit hours for graduation: 42|
Graduates may provide services to individuals of all ages with the full range of communication and swallowing disorders. They can work for national and local agencies such as hospitals, clinics, and public and private schools, as well as own clinics and private practices. Graduates can help prepare future professionals in colleges and universities and engage in empirical research to further knowledge about communication processes and disorders, and develop new assessment and intervention methods.