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Michigan State University

Last Modified: 11/21/2017
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
http://cas.msu.edu/departments/csd

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:
MA Program students may participate in an undergraduate summer study abroad program to the United Kingdom with special permission of the graduate program director. MA Program students in an elective course in Medical Aspects of SLP have had the opportunity to provide clinical support in Quintana Roo, Yucatan - Mexico.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism
Craniofacial anomalies
Fluency
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $1,000,000
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:
Yes
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. Additionally, MSU offers students in the Masters program in CSD a total of 5 credits of electives which can be taken within the department or with another unit within MSU including education, psychology, early childhood development, and cognitive sciences. While MSU does not offer a specialty track, students can design elective coursework to support their interests.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Matthew Phillips, M.A., CCC-SLP
E-Mail Address: phill630@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:
Verbal reasoning: 152
Quantitative reasoning: 151
Analytical writing: 4.06
Average GPA Score:
3.25-3.99
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Prerequisite Offerings:
Yes, and anyone may register
Online Prerequisites:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 370
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 370
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 32
Part time: 0
Total: 32
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
32
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 32
Part-time students: 0
Total: 32
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 64
Part-time students: 0
Total: 64

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 51
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 32
Part time: 0
Total: 32

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:
Individuals enrolled in the Ph. D. program have ample opportunity for research and conference travel abroad. In addition, the MSU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is an active partner in the Erasmus+ Programme.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism
Craniofacial anomalies
Fluency
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $1,000,000
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:
Yes
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:
Name: Eric Hunter, Ph. D.
E-Mail Address: ejh@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: 12
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 12
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 5
Part time: 0
Total: 5
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
5
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 5
Part-time students: 0
Total: 5
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 12
Part-time students: 0
Total: 12

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 90
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
1