American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Northwestern University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Dept of Comm Sciences & Disorders
Frances Searle Bldg
2240 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208-3540
Phone: (847)491-3066
Fax: (847)491-4975
E-mail Address: csdchair@northwestern.edu
http://www.northwestern.edu/csd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2008 - 2016)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2015
Accredited
Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2008 - 2016)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2015

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Some courses are offered online
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
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 30
Total dollar amount: $8,241,297
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
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
Other: Common Application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
95

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 34
Part time: 0
Total: 34

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Other: Some pre-requisite courses are offered online.
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
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 30
Total dollar amount: $8,241,297
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Early Intervention, School-Age, Neurogenic
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Cindy Coy
E-Mail Address: ccoy@northwestern.edu
Clinic Director:
Aaron Wilkins
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: 2
Writing sample/essay: 2
Other: TOEFL if applicable, Bachelors degree, transcript
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 154-162
Quantitative reasoning: 151-158
Analytical writing: 4.00-5.00
GPA:
3.04-4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 389
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 389
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 184
Part time: 0
Total: 184
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
57
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 36
Part-time students: 4
Total: 40
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 107
Part-time students: 2
Total: 109

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 120
Additional Requirements:
Other: grand rounds
Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 8
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 44
Part time: 0
Total: 44

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
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
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 30
Total dollar amount: $8,241,297
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Celeste Lee
E-Mail Address: c-lee6@northwestern.edu
Clinic Director:
Donald Nielsen
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: 2
Writing sample/essay: 2
Other: TOEFL if applicable, Bachelors degree, official transcript
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 153-161
Quantitative reasoning: 152-159
Analytical writing: 4.00-4.50
GPA:
3.19-3.99
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 139
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 139
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 51
Part time: 0
Total: 51
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 22

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
12
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 11
Part-time students: 0
Total: 11
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 41
Part-time students: 0
Total: 41

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 168
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: qualifying exam, 2 clinical practical exams, 12-month clinical externship
Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 12
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 13
Part time: 0
Total: 13

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Research Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
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.
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
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 30
Total dollar amount: $8,241,297
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Cindy Coy
E-Mail Address: ccoy@northwestern.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 31
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: TOEFL if applicable, Bachelors degree, transcripts
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 60
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 60
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 10
Part time: 0
Total: 10
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 10

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 9
Part-time students: 0
Total: 9
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 36
Part-time students: 1
Total: 37

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 96
Additional Requirements:
Dissertation
Other: lab rotations, qualifying research project- paper and presentation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
7

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