American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

California University of Pennsylvania

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
College of Ed & Human Services
Dept of Communication Disorders
250 Univ Ave, Morgan Hall, Room 290
California, PA 15419
Phone: (724)938-4175
Fax: (724)938-1526
E-mail Address: bill@cup.edu
http://www.cup.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2007 - 2015)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2014
Accreditation Review in Process/Accepting Public Comment

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human Services
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Clinical contact with clients starts in the freshman year for undergraduate students. We manage our own preschool environment within the department where graduate and undergraduate students can gain experience working with both typically- and atypically-developing 3 to 5 year olds. We manage our own Speech and Hearing Clinic where graduate and undergraduates get experience working with (and/or observing) a diverse group of patients and clients from the community who receive speech/language therapeutic and diagnostic services here.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
187

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 32
Part time: 4
Total: 36

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human Services
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
We have established externships with 125+ excellent public and private schools, acute and rehab hospitals, longterm care facilities, and private clinics throughout western PA. We manage our own preschool environment within the department where graduate and undergraduate students can gain experience working with both typically- and atypically-developing 3 to 5 year olds. We manage our own Speech and Hearing Clinic where graduate and undergraduates get experience working with (and/or observing) a diverse group of patients and clients from the community who receive speech/language therapeutic and diagnostic services here.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Ralph J. Belsterling, CCC-SLP, Au.D.
E-Mail Address: belsterling@calu.edu
Clinic Director:
Barbara H. Bonfanti, Ph.D.
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 15
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 134-151
Quantitative reasoning: 138-146
Analytical writing: 3.00-4.00
GPA:
3.97 to 2.98 on a 4-point scale
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 156
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 156
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 24
Part time: 0
Total: 24
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
No

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
28
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 28
Part-time students: 0
Total: 28
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 51
Part-time students: 0
Total: 51

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 59
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 23
Part time: 0
Total: 23

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