American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Fort Hays State University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Communication Disorders Dept.
600 Park Street, AH 132
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785)628-5366
Fax: (785)628-5271
E-mail Address: jmbrandel@fhsu.edu
http://www.fhsu.edu/commdis/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2013 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2020

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Communication Disorders/College of Health and Life Sciences
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:
Data not available.
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Seniors may apply to clinical practicum the spring of their senior year.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
50

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 15
Part time: 0
Total: 15

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

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Communication Disorders/College of Health and Life 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:
Data not available.
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Our program does not have speciality tracks. Communication disorders across the life span are emphasized. FHSU is a small program that offers interaction with both clinical and academic faculty. Both groups of faculty are involved in clinical activities in both educational and healthcare areas.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Fred Britten, Ph.D., CCC-AUD
E-Mail Address: fbritten@fhsu.edu
Clinic Director:
Marla Staab, M.S. CCC-SLP, Fred Britten, Ph.D. CCC-AUD
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Other: interviews via electronic media
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 145-150
Quantitative reasoning: 143-148
Analytical writing: 3.5-4.0
GPA:
3.0-3.94
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 155
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 155
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 40
Part time: 0
Total: 40
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
20
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 17
Part-time students: 0
Total: 17
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 36
Part-time students: 0
Total: 36

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 42
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 18
Part time: 0
Total: 18

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