American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Vanderbilt University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Hearing and Speech Sciences
1215 21st Ave. South, 6308 MCE
Nashville, TN 37232-8718
Phone: (615)936-5000
Fax: (615)936-6914
E-mail Address: dhss.gradstudies@vanderbilt.edu
http://www.vanderbiltbillwilkersoncenter.com

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2013 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2020
Accredited
Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2013 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2020

Programs


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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Medicine
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
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 17
Total dollar amount: $3,805,324
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 4
Total dollar amount: $926,262
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Early Identification and Management of Children with Hearing Loss; Voice
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Penny Welch
E-Mail Address: penny.welch@vanderbilt.edu
Clinic Director:
Sue T. Hale, M.S., CCC-SLP
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 161-164
Quantitative reasoning: 159-162
Analytical writing: 4-5.5
GPA:
3.65-4.0
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 348
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 348
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 37
Part time: 0
Total: 37
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 12

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
20
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 17
Part-time students: 0
Total: 17
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 36
Part-time students: 0
Total: 36

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 48
Additional Requirements:
Other: 10-week full-time clinical externship
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 19
Part time: 0
Total: 19

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Medicine
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
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 17
Total dollar amount: $3,805,324
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 4
Total dollar amount: $926,262
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Early Identification and Management of Children with Hearing Loss; Vestibular Disorders
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Penny Welch
E-Mail Address: penny.welch@vanderbilt.edu
Clinic Director:
Gary P. Jacobson, Ph.D.
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 151-169
Quantitative reasoning: 151-168
Analytical writing: 4-5
GPA:
3.45-4.0
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 138
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 138
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 25
Part time: 0
Total: 25
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 9

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
14
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 12
Part-time students: 0
Total: 12
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 46
Part-time students: 0
Total: 46

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 93
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Other: 15 clinical semester hours included in the 93 required hours
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 11
Part time: 0
Total: 11

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Research Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Medicine
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
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 17
Total dollar amount: $3,805,324
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 4
Total dollar amount: $926,262
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Penny Welch
E-Mail Address: penny.welch@vanderbilt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 10
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 10
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 4

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 7
Part-time students: 0
Total: 7

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: two directed research projects and teaching requirement of one semester
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 Medicine
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
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 17
Total dollar amount: $3,805,324
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 4
Total dollar amount: $926,262
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Penny Welch
E-Mail Address: penny.welch@vanderbilt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 15
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 15
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 3
Part-time students: 0
Total: 3
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 18
Part-time students: 0
Total: 18

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: two directed research projects and teaching requirement of one semester
Research doctoral degrees granted:
0

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