American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
College of Applied Health Scienc
Dept. of Speech & Hearing Scienc
901 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217)333-2230
Fax: (217)244-2235
E-mail Address: smeents@illinois.edu
http://www.shs.uiuc.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2019
Accredited
Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2019

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Applied Health Sciences
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
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 6
Total dollar amount: $1,030,048
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Community partners - service learning in community health-care and education settings 2. Sequence of audiology/hearing science courses offered from freshman through senior level. 3. Sequence of American Sign Language courses that may be taken to meet the undergraduate second language requirement. 4. Human Communication Science Concentration - major in communication sciences and disorders while preparing to work in other fields such as medicine, physical or occupational therapy, dentistry, law, etc. 5. James Scholar program - mentored experiences in research, with capstone project.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
317

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 100
Part time: 1
Total: 101

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Non-Clinical Masters in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology or Speech and Hearing Science

Enrollment

Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 1
Part time: 0
Total: 1

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Applied Health Sciences
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) : 6
Total dollar amount: $1,030,048
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Clinical mentoring model - student clinicians are part of a team headed by a clinical supervisor 2. Opportunities for many practicum placements in off-campus settings throughout the program. 3. Students may opt for different curricula focused on either medical settings or school settings 4. Mentored clinical experience with pediatric cochlear implant users in a cochlear implant program and/or auditory-oral primary school affiliated with local hospital/clinic
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: James Fleener
E-Mail Address: shs-grad-admissions@ahs.illinois.edu
Clinic Director:
Patty Cetin
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall 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
Other: transcripts
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 146-170
Quantitative reasoning: 146-168
Analytical writing: 3.5-5.5
GPA:
3.32-4.0
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 225
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 225
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 97
Part time: 0
Total: 97
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 8

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
30
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 32
Part-time students: 0
Total: 32
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 51
Part-time students: 0
Total: 51

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Other: no additional requirements
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 0
Total: 20

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Applied Health Sciences
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) : 6
Total dollar amount: $1,030,048
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Mentored clinical experience with cochlear implant users in a local cochlear implant program and/or auditory-oral primary school affiliated with a local hospital/clinic 2. Extensive mentored clinical experiences in multiple settings (on- and off-campus) throughout the four-year program 3. Hearing aid experience both on- and off-campus throughout the four-year program 4. Direct experience in a hearing conservation program on-campus
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: James Fleener
E-Mail Address: shs-grad-admissions@ahs.illinois.edu
Clinic Director:
Lou Chambers
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: transcripts
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 142-163
Quantitative reasoning: 145-168
Analytical writing: 3.0-5.0
GPA:
3.33-3.91
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 41
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 41
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 24
Part time: 0
Total: 24
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 6
Part-time students: 0
Total: 6
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 16
Part-time students: 0
Total: 16

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 112
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: full-time fourth year external placement
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Applied Health Sciences
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) : 6
Total dollar amount: $1,030,048
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Students can identify primary interests in departmental areas of research excellence - communication across the lifespan, neural bases of communication, and treatment research in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 2. Students can earn a teaching certificate in the Teaching Certificate Program (in the Center for Teaching Excellence), a program designed to meet the teaching development needs and interests of faculty and graduate students.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: James Fleener
E-Mail Address: shs-grad-admissions@ahs.illinois.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: transcripts
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 12
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 12
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 8
Part time: 0
Total: 8
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
5
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 3
Part-time students: 0
Total: 3
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 8
Part-time students: 0
Total: 8

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 96
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Early Research Project
Research doctoral degrees granted:
2

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