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University of Central Arkansas

Last Modified: 8/23/2017
College of Health & Behavioral Sciences
Dept of Comm Sciences & Disorders
201 Donaghey, PO Box 4985 UCA
Conway, AR 72035-0001
Phone: (501)450-3176
Fax: (501)450-5474
E-mail Address: dlance@uca.edu
http://www.uca.edu/csd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MCD) (2016 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2024

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No 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:
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
46

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 26
Part time: 0
Total: 26

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Program Director:
Dee M. Lance
Clinic Director:
Kathy J. McDaniel
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No 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:
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Medical simulation opportunities Interprofessional practice with a several populations The UCA Concussion Management Program
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Natalie Benafield, Au.D., CCC-A
E-Mail Address: nbenafield@uca.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Possible distance interview
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 4.0
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.34-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 204
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 204
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 101
Part time: 0
Total: 101
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
14

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
35
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 31
Part-time students: 0
Total: 31
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 75
Part-time students: 0
Total: 75

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 42
Part time: 0
Total: 42

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Other (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Teaching Pedagogy, Grant Writing
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Brent Gregg
E-Mail Address: bgregg@uca.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 3
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 4
Total: 6

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 70
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
4