American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

University of South Dakota

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
College of Arts & Sciences
Dept of Comm Disorders
414 East Clark
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605)677-5474
Fax: (605)677-5767
E-mail Address: dcom@usd.edu
http://www.usd.edu/dcom/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2010 - 2018)
Accreditation includes: Distance Education (Since 2007)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2017
Accredited
Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2010 - 2018)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2017

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts & 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:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
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:
98

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 22
Part time: 0
Total: 22

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts & 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:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Training/research in AAC, Fluency Disorders, Literacy, Phonological Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorders, LEND program, Interdisciplinary clinical activities
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Patsy ONeal
E-Mail Address: Patricia.Oneal@usd.edu
Clinic Director:
Teri James Bellis, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, F-ASHA
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 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
Other: GPA of 3.0 or Higher
GRE:
Data not available.
GPA:
3.16-4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 138
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 138
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 15
Part time: 0
Total: 15
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 25
Part-time students: 0
Total: 25
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 49
Part-time students: 15
Total: 64

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 65
Additional Requirements:
Data not available.
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 25
Part time: 0
Total: 25

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Clinical Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts & 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:
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)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Training/research in Central Auditory Processing Disorders (behavioral and electrophysiologic), Cochlear Implants, FAS/Autism, Aging and Auditory/Cognitive Function, LEND Pediatric Audiology Expansion Grant, Interdisciplinary clinical activities
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Patsy ONeal
E-Mail Address: Patricia.Oneal@usd.edu
Clinic Director:
Teri James Bellis, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, F-ASHA
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 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
Other: GPA of 3.0 or Higher
GRE:
Data not available.
GPA:
3.36-3.96
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 32
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 32
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 5
Part time: 0
Total: 5
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
5
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 5
Part-time students: 0
Total: 5
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 18
Part-time students: 0
Total: 18

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 116
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3

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