American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Public Health & Health Sciences
Communication Disorders
358 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003-9296
Phone: (413)545-0131
Fax: (413)545-0803
E-mail Address: proginfo@comdis.umass.edu
http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/comdis/

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, clinical entry level PhD) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2019

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and 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:
Data not available.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 3
Total dollar amount: $486,575
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 2
Total dollar amount: $210,882
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:
324

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 90
Part time: 0
Total: 90

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
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
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 3
Total dollar amount: $486,575
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 2
Total dollar amount: $210,882
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Karen Helfer
E-Mail Address: khelfer@comdis.umass.edu
Clinic Director:
Patricia Mercaitis
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 154
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4.12
GPA:
3.02-4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 239
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 239
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 54
Part time: 0
Total: 54
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 8

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 22
Part-time students: 0
Total: 22
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 50
Part-time students: 0
Total: 50

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 57
Additional Requirements:
Other: none of the above
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 26
Part time: 0
Total: 26

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Clinical Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Audiology (AuD), Other (PhD with clinical track)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
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
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 3
Total dollar amount: $486,575
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 2
Total dollar amount: $210,882
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: Karen Helfer
E-Mail Address: khelfer@comdis.umass.edu
Clinic Director:
Patricia Mercaitis
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 156
Quantitative reasoning: 151
Analytical writing: 4.42
GPA:
3.41-4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 65
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 65
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 18
Part time: 0
Total: 18
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 5
Part-time students: 0
Total: 5
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 23
Part-time students: 0
Total: 23

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 97
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: LevelOne: Clinical Exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 8
Part time: 0
Total: 8

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Research Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Other (PhD with clinical track)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Other: Research doctoral (PhD) with an optional AuD track
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
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) : 3
Total dollar amount: $486,575
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 2
Total dollar amount: $210,882
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: Karen Helfer
E-Mail Address: khelfer@comdis.umass.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 1
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 1
Part time: 0
Total: 1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 3
Part-time students: 0
Total: 3

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
0

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Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
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) : 3
Total dollar amount: $486,575
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 2
Total dollar amount: $210,882
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Leadership in Collaboration with Public Schools
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Karen Helfer
E-Mail Address: khelfer@comdis.umass.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate degree in CSD (post entry-level degree programs)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: completion of 8 prerequisite courses if no undergraduate degree in CSD
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 3
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 1
Part time: 0
Total: 1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 5
Total: 9

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
5

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
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) : 3
Total dollar amount: $486,575
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 2
Total dollar amount: $210,882
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: Karen Helfer
E-Mail Address: khelfer@comdis.umass.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 0
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 0
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
0

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