American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Northern Illinois University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Schl Allied Hlth & Commun Dis
1425 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815)752-8385
Fax: (815)753-9123
E-mail Address: niuslp@niu.edu
http://www.chhs.niu.edu/slp/undergraduate/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2010 - 2018)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2017
Accredited
Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2010 - 2018)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2017

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Sciences and the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
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: $83,333
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
241

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 68
Part time: 0
Total: 68

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Sciences and the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
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: $83,333
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Janet Olson
E-Mail Address: janet@niu.edu
Clinic Director:
Joy Robackouski
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 144-168
Quantitative reasoning: 144-166
Analytical writing: 3.5-6
GPA:
3.5-4.0
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 292
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 292
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 60
Part time: 0
Total: 60
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 60

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
20
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 21
Part-time students: 0
Total: 21
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 51
Part-time students: 0
Total: 51

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 39
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 30
Part time: 0
Total: 30

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Clinical Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Sciences and the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
The program does not offer a multicultural or bilingual emphasis.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Taiwan Hong Kong Brazil (University of Brazil) China Cambodia (tentative for 2014 - in planning stages)
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: $83,333
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Affiliation with community hospital for oversight and management of Newborn Hearing Screening program.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Heidi Kluga
E-Mail Address: hkluga@niu.edu
Clinic Director:
Joy Robackouski, Director
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Undergrad transcript
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 145-153
Quantitative reasoning: 145-156
Analytical writing: 4.0-4.5
GPA:
3.3 - 4.0
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 48
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 48
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 26
Part time: 0
Total: 26
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
10
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 9
Part-time students: 0
Total: 9
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 23
Part-time students: 0
Total: 23

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 108
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 14
Part time: 0
Total: 14

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