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University of Rhode Island

Last Modified: 10/6/2017
College of Health Sciences
Dept of Comm Dsrdrs Ste "I"
25 W Independence Way
Kingston, RI 02881-0821
Phone: (401)874-5969
Fax: (401)874-4404
E-mail Address: sueopp@uri.edu
http://web.uri.edu/cmd/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

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

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/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
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Voice disorders
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

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
218

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 63
Part time: 0
Total: 63

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Sciences
Program Director:
Dana Kovarsky, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Elizabeth Connors, M.S., CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/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
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
We have several specialty clinical programs (e.g., Gateway Cafe for persons who have sustained TBIs, an Aphasia Reading Group for adults with diagnosis of aphasia, an interdisciplinary Communication Coaching Program for URI students diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum) that graduate students may participate in for specialized clinical experience. In addition, students can work toward certification in the LSVT/LOUD Crowd program, developed for work with patients with Parkinson disease. Our programs are also opportunities for inter-professional education.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Dr. Dana Kovarsky
E-Mail Address: danak@uri.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 15
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Either the GREs or the MAT must be taken and the official scores submitted.
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153
Quantitative reasoning: 148
Analytical writing: 4.33
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.65-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
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: 51
Part time: 0
Total: 51
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
14

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
21
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 19
Part-time students: 1
Total: 20
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 42
Part-time students: 4
Total: 46

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Other: Students can fulfill the capstone project in one of three ways: 1) Successful passage of comprehensive exams, or 2) completion of a directed essay, or 3) completion of a thesis.
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 1
Total: 21