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University of Missouri

Last Modified: 8/6/2018
School of Health Professions
Dept of Commctn Scis & Disorders
301 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573)882-3873
Fax: (573)884-8686
E-mail Address: mucsd@health.missouri.edu
https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/communication-science-and-disorders/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MHS) (2014 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2021

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Other (Bachelor of Health Science)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Professions
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $483,678
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Language Preschool Accent Modification and Pronunciation Program
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
Other: Department hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
96

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 47
Part time: 0
Total: 47

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Professions
Program Director:
Barbara A. McLay, M.A., CCC-A
Clinic Director:
Leanna B. Lawrence, M.H.S., CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $483,678
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
The MU Speech and Hearing Clinic is housed in both the Department and the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Robert G. Combs Language Preschool Accent Modification and Pronunciation Program TIPS For Kids Interdisciplinary Training Program
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: MUCSD@health.missouri.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Video submission
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 154
Quantitative reasoning: 151
Analytical writing: 4.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
4.00 - 3.09
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 145
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 145
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 46
Part time: 0
Total: 46
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
21

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
24
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 24
Part-time students: 0
Total: 24
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 48
Part-time students: 0
Total: 48

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 48
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 24
Part time: 0
Total: 24

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Professions
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
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
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $483,678
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: wagovichs@health.missouri.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application deadline for Summer admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Letter of Intent; Curriculum Vita; Transcripts; TOEFL scores (international only)
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 3
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
2
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: qualifying exam; 1st-year research project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Professions
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
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
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $483,678
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: wagovichs@health.missouri.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application deadline for Summer admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Letter of Intent; Curriculum Vita; Transcripts; TOEFL scores (international only)
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 0
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 0
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
1
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: qualifying exam; 1st-year research project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
1