In speech-language pathology, you must take a comprehensive examination the semester before you begin a 15-credit clinical semester. In the clinical semester, you are assigned full time for one academic term to a hospital, clinic, school, etc. to gain professional experience in the type of setting that most interests you. You may complete a thesis in lieu of taking comprehensive examinations as a culminating experience. The thesis must be completed prior to graduation.
In audiology you will culminate your graduate program with a capstone project during the third year and a full-time, clinical externship during the entire fourth year.