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Louisiana State University and A&M College

Last Modified: 8/23/2018
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Dept of Comm Sci & Disorders
64 Hatcher Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2606
Phone: (225) 578-2545
Fax: (225) 578-2995
E-mail Address: comd@lsu.edu
http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/comd/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2013 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2021

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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:
230

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 83
Part time: 0
Total: 83

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Program Director:
Janet Norris
Clinic Director:
Melissa T. Lalande
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:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Pediatric Feeding Clinic 2. Intervention with Medically Fragile Children @ Pediatria Healthcare for Kids 3. Tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis (TEP) Clinic 4. ASCEND Autism Program, Collaboration with Capital Area Behavioral Clinic 5. Partnership with Scottish Rite Clinic
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: admissionscomd@lsu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: November 09
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 152.82
Quantitative reasoning: 150.26
Analytical writing: 3.80
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.50-4.11
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 186
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 186
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 61
Part time: 0
Total: 61
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
7

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
36
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 30
Part-time students: 0
Total: 30
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 64
Part-time students: 0
Total: 64

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 39
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Other: or thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 33
Part time: 0
Total: 33

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
child language language-literacy dialect-multicultural adult neuromotor fluency
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: ndonovan@lsu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: November 11
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 5
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 5
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 4
Part time: 0
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
4

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
4
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 10
Part-time students: 0
Total: 10

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0