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Illinois State University

Last Modified: 8/6/2018
College of Arts & Sciences
Dept Commctn Sci & Dis
Fairchild Hall Rm 204 Box 4720
Normal, IL 61790-4720
Phone: (309)438-8643
Fax: (309)438-5221
E-mail Address: arbeck@ilstu.edu
http://csd.illinoisstate.edu/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS, MA) (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

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts and Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
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:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
237

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 73
Part time: 0
Total: 73

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts and Sciences
Program Director:
Ann Beck
Clinic Director:
Cara Boester
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
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:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: hrfritz@ilstu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: January 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Personal Video Clip
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 152
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4.1
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.47-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 215
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 215
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 84
Part time: 0
Total: 84
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
8

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
36
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 36
Part-time students: 0
Total: 36
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 69
Part-time students: 0
Total: 69

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 57
Additional Requirements:
Other: One of the following: Thesis, Comprehensive Exams, Independent Study
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 30
Part time: 0
Total: 30

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts and Sciences
Program Director:
Ann Beck
Clinic Director:
Candice Osenga
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
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:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: hrfritz@ilstu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Other: Interview
Application Requirements:
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 149
Quantitative reasoning: 149
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.03-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 58
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 58
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 28
Part time: 0
Total: 28
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
10
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 5
Part-time students: 0
Total: 5
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 26
Part-time students: 0
Total: 26

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 106
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 5
Part time: 0
Total: 5