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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

​Program Overview

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. ​

​Program's Mission

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 ScoreREQUIRED BACHELOR DEGREE

Other Admission

Requirements

Pre-Requisite Program
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
550A Bachelor Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences or a Bachelor Degree in Speech-Language PathologyPass Interviewnone

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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

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

CSCD 6301Oral & Written
Language Disorder
3AURE 6301 Advanced Aural
Rehabilitation
3CSCD 6305 Voice Disorders 3
CSCD 6302Advanced Research
Methods
3CSCD 6201Medical Aspects of
Speech-Language
Pathology
2CSCD 6103Practicum III
– Adult Practicum
in Speech-Language
Pathology
1
CSCD 6303Autism Spectrum
Disorder
3CSCD 6304Phonological
Disorder
3
CSCD 6101Practicum I 1CSCD 6102Practicum II – Child
Practicum in Speech-
Language Pathology
1
Total Credit Hours 10 Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 4
Year Two(2)
SEMESTERCODENAMECREDITSTOTAL IN SEMESTER
FallCSCD 6306Dysphagia310
CSCD 6307Aphasia & Cognitive Disorder3
CSCD 6308Craniofacial Anomalies3
CSCD 6104Practicum IV – School Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology1
SpringCSCD 6309Motor Speech Disorders & Traumatic Brain Injury39
CSCD 6202Fluency Disorders2
CSCD 6310Clinic Research Project3
CSCD 6105Practicum V – Medical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology1
CSCD 6000Preparation for PRAXIS0
Summer II (Optional)CSCD XXXXFree Elective (Students may not be required to take this elective)22
Elective ClusterCSCD 6203Augmentative and Alternative Communication2
CSCD 6204Telehealth2
CSCD 6205Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders2
CSCD 6206Early Intervention2
Total credit hours for graduation: 42

Career Prospects

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.

Dr. Yaser Numan Mohammad Al Sabi

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Dr. Areej Abdullah Alasseri

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Dr. Sameera Jameel Dehaithem

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Ms. Veronica Laughlin

Lecturer

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Dr. John Ashford

Full Professor

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Dr. Nancy Aarts

Associate Professor

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Dr. Mousa Amayreh

Associate Professor

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Key Facts

Program Name

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology


Academic Degree

Master


Credit Hours

42


Program Length

2 Years


Mode of study

Full time / Part Time

Dr. Yaser Numan Mohammad Al Sabi

Director, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program


PhD, Communication Science & Disorders, Howard University, USA, 2007

MA, Education, (Speech Pathology & Audiology), San Jose State University, USA, 1999

MA, Speech Pathology & Communication Disorders, University of Jordan, Jordan, 1994

BA, English Language, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1989

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