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Utah State University

Last Modified: 9/15/2017
College of Ed & Human Services
Dept of Comm Dsdrs & Deaf Ed
1000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1000
Phone: (435)797-2613
Fax: (844)308-5856
E-mail Address: betty.edlefsen@usu.edu
http://www.comd.usu.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS, MA) (2016 - 2024)
Accreditation includes: Distance Education (Since 2016)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2023

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2016 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2023

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
Yes
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:normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $516,454
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $274,399
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Online offering of Communicative Disorders 1st & 2nd bachelors and non-degree prerequisites for AuD and SLP Masters
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
1869

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 120
Part time: 188
Total: 308

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

General

Administrative Location:
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Program Director:
Teresa Ukrainetz
Clinic Director:
Kristin Mosman
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:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $516,454
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $274,399
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
interdisciplinary program in listening and spoken language (speech-language pathology; audiology; deaf education) for children with hearing impairment
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Michelle Wilson
E-Mail Address: michelle.wilson@usu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Prerequisite ComD coursework
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 156
Quantitative reasoning: 152
Analytical writing: 60
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.4-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 177
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 177
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 46
Part time: 0
Total: 46
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
14

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
24
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 25
Part-time students: 0
Total: 25
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 49
Part-time students: 0
Total: 49

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 55
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 25
Part time: 0
Total: 25

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

General

Administrative Location:
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Program Director:
Karen Munoz
Clinic Director:
Cache Pitt
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Clinical doctoral/research doctoral (e.g., AuD/PhD)
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:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $516,454
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $274,399
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
pediatric audiology; interdisciplinary program (audiology, deaf education, speech-language pathology) in listening and spoken language for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Michelle Wilson
E-Mail Address: michelle.wilson@usu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 152
Quantitative reasoning: 152
Analytical writing: 47
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.3-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 45
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 45
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 17
Part time: 0
Total: 17
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
10

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
8
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 6
Part-time students: 0
Total: 6
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 27
Part-time students: 0
Total: 27

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 90
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2

Research Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Clinical doctoral/research doctoral (e.g., AuD/PhD)
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $516,454
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $274,399
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
PhD in Disabilities Disciplines (housed in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation)
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Michelle Wilson
E-Mail Address: michelle.wilson@usu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 1
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 1
Part time: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

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: 3
Part-time students: 0
Total: 3

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Teaching, Lit Review, Research,Presentation & Publication, Grant
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0

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

General

Administrative Location:
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $516,454
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $274,399
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
PhD in Disabilities Disciplines (housed in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation) Interdisciplinary PhD in Neuroscience
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Michelle Wilson
E-Mail Address: michelle.wilson@usu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Prereq ComD coursework
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 1
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 3
Part-time students: 0
Total: 3

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Teaching, Lit Review, Research, Presentation & Publication, Grant Application
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
1