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Elmhurst College

Last Modified: 9/25/2017
Dept of Comm. Sciences & Disorders
190 S. Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630)617-3555
Fax: (630)617-6461
E-mail Address: brenda.gorman@elmhurst.edu
https://www.elmhurst.edu/academics/departments/communication-sciences-disorders/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2017 - 2022)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2021

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
Division of the Humanities
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
China, Costa Rica
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism
Craniofacial anomalies
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Clinical practicum for undergraduates 2. Study abroad available 3. Small class size, typically no more than 24 students in a class, with high access to professors and clinical educators. 4. The geographic area provides many opportunities to observe and do fieldwork. 5. CSD majors may also participate in the Center for Health Professions and Center for Professional Excellence workshops, internships, mentoring opportunities, seminars, focused advising and collaborative research to prepare students for the health professions.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
128

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 29
Part time: 0
Total: 29

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
Division of the Humanities
Program Director:
Brenda K. Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Vicki Jay, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
China, Costa Rica
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism
Craniofacial anomalies
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Cohort approach, fostering teamwork skills and strong bonds among classmates. 2. Most complete the program in 20 months. 3. State-of-the-art Elmhurst College Simulation Center and Specialty Voice and Swallowing Laboratory for hands-on training. 4. Abundant opportunities for clinical experiences (e.g., Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, schools, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities). 5. Multicultural/Multilingual emphasis.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Brenda K. Gorman
E-Mail Address: brenda.gorman@elmhurst.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Prerequisite courses in CSD
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 148
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 4.15
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.25-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 369
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 369
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 94
Part time: 0
Total: 94
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
17

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
24
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 24
Part-time students: 0
Total: 24
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 45
Part-time students: 0
Total: 45

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Other: Masters Thesis or Report
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 21
Part time: 0
Total: 21