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New Mexico State University

Last Modified: 10/3/2018
College of Education
Dept. of Special Ed. & Comm. Disorders
MSC 3SPE PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: (575)646-2402
Fax: (575)646-7712
E-mail Address: Hlehnert@nmsu.edu
https://spedcd.nmsu.edu/cd/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2017 - 2025)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2024

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education
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:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Speech production: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $146,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $250,000
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Bilingual Program, Cleft Palate Center/Team, Early Childhood at NMSU Preschool, Alzheimers Unit, Dyslexia
Minority Serving Institution:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
Other: no applicaton for undergraduate program

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
135

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 53
Part time: 0
Total: 53

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Arts (MA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education
Program Director:
Alfred Valdez
Clinic Director:
Genevieve Munoz
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
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Speech production: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $146,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $250,000
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Bilingual Track; ESL Track, Early Childhood Intervention with NMSU Preschool; Alzheimers Unit Intervention;
Minority Serving Institution:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: valdez1@nmsu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: resume
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 146.6
Quantitative reasoning: 144.1
Analytical writing: 3.38
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.02 - 3.95
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, but only students offered admission to the graduate program may register
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 135
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 135
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 15
Part time: 0
Total: 15
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
16
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 15
Part-time students: 0
Total: 15
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 30
Part-time students: 0
Total: 30

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 15
Part time: 0
Total: 15