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Michigan State University

Last Modified: 11/5/2018
Coll of Communication Arts & Sci
Oyer S&H Bldg Rm 109
1026 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
Phone: (517)353-8780
Fax: (517)353-3176
E-mail Address: comdis@msu.edu
https://comartsci.msu.edu/communicative-sciences-and-disorders

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2012 - 2020)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2019

Programs

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Program Director:
Matthew Phillips, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Kristin Hicks, M.A., CCC-SLP
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:
With permission from the M.A. Program Director, an M.A. candidate may modify the academic plan to engage in Communicative Disorders in United Kingdom (England and Scotland), which is an education abroad program occurring in the summer more typically dedicated to undergraduate students.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism spectrum disorders
Craniofacial anomalies
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $1,853,491
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Michigan State University has relationships with a number of off campus schools, clinics, hospitals, and other providers in the state of Michigan and nationally. Our program is modeled with a community based approach to clinical practicum experiences. As there is not an on-campus clinic, students receive the entirety of their practicum hours with off-site community based partners. Students are required to have a minimum of 12 credits of clinical experience (equating to 4 semesters of clinical practicum) and can elect a fifth clinical practicum with permission of the graduate program director. While MSU does not offer a specialty track, students can design elective coursework to support their interests. Specifically, MSU offers students in the Masters program in CSD two academic plans to which a total of 6 credits of electives can be applied. Plan A is the Thesis Track. Plan B is the Non-Thesis track, allowing for two elective courses, which can be taken within the department or w
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: comdis@msu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 2
Other: Prerequisite Coursework if no CSD undergraduate degree
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150.3
Quantitative reasoning: 149
Analytical writing: 4.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.00 - 4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 312
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 312
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 88
Part time: 0
Total: 88
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
32
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 30
Part-time students: 0
Total: 30
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 61
Part-time students: 0
Total: 61

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 51
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 31
Part time: 0
Total: 31

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Other (Communicative Sciences and Disorders)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
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:
Bulgaria, China, Italy,
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism spectrum disorders
Craniofacial anomalies
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $1,853,491
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Lab rotations within or outside MSU, teaching requirement, research project separate from dissertation, grant writing.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: comdis@msu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Other: Bachelors Degree
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 4
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
3
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 90
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
1