American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

North Carolina Central University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
School of Education
Communication Disorders Program
700 Cecil St
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 530-7473
Fax: (919) 530-7975
E-mail Address:

CAA Accreditation Information

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MEd) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2018


Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Other (Masters in Education MEd)


Administrative Location:
School of Education
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
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:
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Our graduate program offers international training opportunities in China and the Dominican Republic. These opportunities are not afforded graduates every year and most often occur alternate years. During the 2012-2013 academic year students and faculty traveled to the Dominican Republic where clinical services were provided along with parent and teacher consults/training to schools, orphanges, after school programs as well as a rehabilitation facility for women. The Summer Study Abroad program in P.R. China has historically included travel to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing. Under the supervision of Ph.D. and clinical faculty students have visited multiple sites which included hospitals, special schools, orphanages, senior centers, private training, and rehabilitation centers. The group also provided direct clinical consultation and clinical training to professionals and clients.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 17
Total dollar amount: $14,946,138
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:
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology/The Bilingual Connection Graduate student clinicians who speak native to near-native proficiency in Spanish are eligible to become specialists in the assessment and treatment of monolingual/bilingual children and adults. The tract provides a combination of specialized coursework and practicum training to address the needs to serve Hispanic children and adults with communication disorders. Culturally Responsive Early Intervention in Assistive Technology Training (CREATT) CREATT provides coursework and practica experiences in early intervention (EI), augmentative and alternative communication and cultural and linguistic diversity. Academic training and clinical practicum training are research driven and aligned with the expanding job requirements critical to effectively serve a growing population of individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with complex communication needs. Graduates completing CREATT training receive a
Minority Serving Institution:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Minority Institutions
NSSLHA Chapter:


Admission Contact:
Name: Dr. Sheila Bridges-Bond
E-Mail Address:
Clinic Director:
Ms. Zaneta Ponton, M.Ed. CCC-SLP
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Transcripts GPA> 3.0
Verbal reasoning: 475-575
Quantitative reasoning: 490-590
3.00 - 4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 156
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 156
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 52
Part time: 0
Total: 52
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 10


Target Class Size:
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 34
Part-time students: 0
Total: 34
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 84
Part-time students: 0
Total: 84


Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 62
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Other: Foliotek Portfolio; Praxis II
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 32
Part time: 0
Total: 32

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