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Fort Hays State University

Last Modified: 8/31/2018
Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders
600 Park Street, AH 131
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785)628-5366
Fax: (785)628-5271
E-mail Address: klporter@fhsu.edu
http://www.fhsu.edu/commdis/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2013 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2020

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders/College of Health and Behavioral 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:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing conservation
Psychoacoustics
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Aural (re)habilitation
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Seniors may apply to clinical practicum the spring of their senior year.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Other: interviews via electronic media

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
61

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 13
Part time: 0
Total: 13

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

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders/College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Program Director:
Karmen Porter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Jacque Jacobs, M.S., CCC-SLP
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:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing conservation
Psychoacoustics
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Aural (re)habilitation
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
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: infoslp@fhsu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Other: interviews via electronic media
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Interviews via electronic media
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150
Quantitative reasoning: 148
Analytical writing: 3.5
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
Data not available.
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 160
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 160
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 35
Part time: 0
Total: 35
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
16
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 16
Part-time students: 0
Total: 16
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 38
Part-time students: 0
Total: 38

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 46
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 22
Part time: 0
Total: 22