communication sciences


Integrated Graduate Studies

Jesica Fong

The IGS program provided me with drive and motivation during my undergraduate career, as I balanced choosing not only requisite coursework for my two majors but also courses which I could finish in less than four years, to leave time for my graduate coursework.  It also allowed me to experience a taste of graduate school while still an undergrad and therefore better equipped me for graduate school.  My education at Case was excellent, composed of diverse clinical experiences in the community, as well as professors who are both researchers and practicing clinicians.  For all these reasons, I feel that I began my career with a strong sense of preparedness and readiness.
Jessica Fong

Alissa Barth

The IGS program has had such a positive impact on my education.  Not only did it condense a 6 year program into 5 years, but I believe the experience was amazing.  The faculty were very helpful, and went out of their way to make sure the transition went smoothly.  It was very beneficial to be familiar with the school and the program when starting graduate classes.  With undergraduate work still fresh in my mind, I was able to schedule more in-depth classes and clinical experiences earlier in my educational career.  Doing clinical work in the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center offers many benefits - the Center is centrally located, a wide variety of clients are receive services, and the clinicians are experienced with having graduate clinicians working with them.
Alissa Barth

Note: Not all graduate level courses are required, students select courses to fit their interests. Graduate courses are 400 and 500 level courses.

The Integrated Graduate Studies (IGS) program is intended for highly motivated undergraduate students who are candidates for the B.A. and whose objective is a degree at the Master's or Doctor's level.  Qualified students may be admitted to graduate study for their senior year and pursue the simultaneous completion of requirements for both the Master's and Bachelor's degrees.  The baccalaureate will normally be awarded upon completion of the requirements for both the Master's and Bachelor's degrees.  The baccalaureate will normally be awarded upon completion of the requirements for both degrees, unless a student satisfies all B.A. requirements prior to completing the master's degree requirements.  Students in the IGS Program are exempted from the 42-hour restriction imposed on B.A. candidates for work above the 100-level in a single department.  However, the exemption is granted only upon completion of the Master's degree requirements.

Eligibility requirements for participation in the Intergrated Graduate Studies Program are:

  1. 90 semester hours earned of which the last 60 hours must have been in residence at Case Western Reserve University
  2. Completion of the SAGES General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and two semesters of physical education; students who have fulfilled all SAGES General Education Requirements except the Senior Capstone will be required to complete the capstone during their firsdt year in the IGS program
  3. Completion of three quarters of the requirements for the major concentration, including three quarters of the courses required in the major department
  4. Admission to a master's or Ph.D. program offered through the School of Graduate Studies

Upon admission to the program, IGS students register as students in the School of Graduate Studies and are subject to the policies, rules, and regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.  They may, however, continue to receive merit-based undergraduate scholarships and may continue to reside in undergraduate housing during what would normally be their senior year of undergraduate work.  If you are interested in this program you must meet with a representative from the Office of Integrated Graduate Studies (in the Undergraduate Studies Office) and your department faculty advisor.  For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies, 357 Sears Bldg.., 368-2928, E-mail: ugstudies@case.edu.

On the following page is a suggested course sequence for the Department of Communication Sciences IGS students. The plan for individual students will vary. Graduate coursework is chosen by the individual students based on their interests. This plan is designed so that the majority of coursework is completed before the fifth year; the student completes the majority of their clinical experiences in the fifth year. Graduate students are required to complete a minimum of 42 hours of graduate coursework, including four semesters of clinical practicum (COSI 452). Undergraduates at CWRU may register for 400 and 500 level courses, contingent on Department approval. Thus, undergraduate communication disorders majors can take COSI 456, for example, as early as the second semester of their junior year.

IGS students can also opt to complete a Master’s thesis. See the Departmental Guidelines for the Master’s Degree Thesis option.

Students pay undergraduate tuition through the Spring semester of their senior year. Graduate tuition applies thereafter. Some IGS students are eligible to have their undergraduate degree awarded at the end of their senior year. Other IGS students must have both degrees awarded simultaneously at the completion of their fifth year. The Undergraduate Studies office can advise an individual student when they are eligible for graduation.

Undergraduate students who have scholarships or financial aid may be required to register for a minimum of 12 hours the second semester of their senior year to retain eligibility for scholarships or financial aid.

  Fall Spring Summer
Freshman PSCL 101 COSI 109
COSI 220
 
Sophomore COSI 200
COSI 211


PSCL 282

COSI 325
COSI 260

PSCL 230

COSI 321
 
Junior

COSI 355
COSI 325
COSI 370
PSCL 375

COSI 313 (2013)

COSI 345
 
Senior

COSI 352
COSI 453
ANAT 414
COSI 456
COSI 457

COSI 444
COSI 452
COSI 557
COSI 580
COSI 562


COSI 452

COSI 565
Graduate

COSI 452
COSI 600

COSI 452
COSI 560
COSI 561

 

* Course offered in alternate years; student should consult the university course schedule to determine when this course will be taught.