American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Governors State University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Dept. of Communication Disorders
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
Phone: (708)534-4590
Fax: (708)235-2195
E-mail Address: cbalthazar@govst.edu
http://www.govst.edu/chhs/dcd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MHS) (2007 - 2015)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2015

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Other (Bachelor of Health Science (BHS))

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
The program does not offer a multicultural or bilingual emphasis.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 1
Total dollar amount: $117,397
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
127

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 21
Part time: 21
Total: 42

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Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Other (Master of Health Science (MHS))

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Some courses are offered online
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
The program does not offer a multicultural or bilingual emphasis.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 1
Total dollar amount: $117,397
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
All clinical practicum is external to the university. One of the three full-time external clinical practicums in speech-language pathology relates to special populations. Candidates are afforded the opportunity to work with special populations (e.g., developmental disabilities, hearing impairment, autism) depending on clinical interests.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Catherine Balthazar, Ph.D.
E-Mail Address: cbalthazar@govst.edu
Clinic Director:
Judy L. Platt, M.H.S.
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
GRE:
Data not available.
GPA:
3.4 - 4.0
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 327
Part-time Students: 18
Total: 345
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 47
Part time: 23
Total: 70

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
35
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 22
Part-time students: 14
Total: 36
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 43
Part-time students: 74
Total: 117

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 55
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 18
Total: 38

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