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Calvin College

Last Modified: 11/5/2018
Division of Arts, Languages & Education
Speech Pathology & Audiology Dept
1810 E Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: 616-526-6070
Fax: 616-526-6601
E-mail Address: jvwoude@calvin.edu
https://www.calvin.edu/academics/departments-programs/speech-pathology-audiology/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2016 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2020

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
Division of Arts, Languages, and Education
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s/master’s (e.g., BA/MA)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
China United Kingdom Jamaica
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Other
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $433,394
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Collaborations with universities in Spain, Peru, England, China and Hungary Summer research opportunities with faculty Partnerships with community agencies, schools and hospitals Distinctive Christian focus
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
110

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 31
Part time: 0
Total: 31

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

General

Administrative Location:
Division of Arts, Languages, and Education
Program Director:
Judith Vander Woude
Clinic Director:
Jill Bates
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s/master’s (e.g., BA/MA)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
China
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Other
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $433,394
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Academic excellence with a Christian focus Neurocognitive clinic Interprofessional rehabilitation clinic Bilingual clinical placements Research assistantships
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: spaud@calvin.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Up-to-date transcripts
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Data not available.
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.33-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 135
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 135
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 35
Part time: 0
Total: 35
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
8

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
30
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 34
Part-time students: 0
Total: 34
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 61
Part-time students: 2
Total: 63

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 29
Part time: 1
Total: 30