American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Michigan State University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Coll of Communication Arts & Sci
Oyer S&H Bldg Rm 109
1026 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
Phone: (517)353-8780
Fax: (517)353-3176
E-mail Address: comdis@msu.edu
http://cas.msu.edu/departments/csd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2012 - 2020)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2019

Programs


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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Communication Arts and 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:
Countries: England, Scotland, and Ireland
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 6
Total dollar amount: $905,261
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Michigan State University has relationships with a number of off campus schools, clinics, hospitals, and other providers in the state of Michigan and nationally. Our program is modeled with a community based approach to clinical practicum experiences. As there is not an on-campus clinic, students receive all of their practicum hours with off-site community based partners. Students are required to have a minimum of 12 credits of clinical experience (equating to 4 semesters of clinical practicum) and can elect a fifth clinical practicum as a part of their electives. Additionally, MSU offers students in the Masters program in CSD a total of 15 credits of electives which can be taken within the department or with another unit within MSU including education, psychology, early childhood development, and cognitive sciences. While MSU does not offer a specialty track, students can design elective coursework to support their interests.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Marge Barkman
E-Mail Address: barkman@msu.edu
Clinic Director:
Katie A. Strong
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Resume
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 143-164
Quantitative reasoning: 143-159
Analytical writing: 2-5.5
GPA:
2.96-4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 261
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 261
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 78
Part time: 0
Total: 78
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
No

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
32
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 31
Part-time students: 0
Total: 31
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 62
Part-time students: 0
Total: 62

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 51
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 30
Part time: 0
Total: 30

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Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Other (Communicative Sciences and Disorders)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Communication Arts and 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
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 6
Total dollar amount: $905,261
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Lab rotations within or outside MSU, teaching requirement, research project separate from dissertation, grant writing.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Mini Shrivastav
E-Mail Address: mnshriv@msu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 15
Application deadline for Spring admission: August 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 2
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 4
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
2
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 90
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
0

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