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Appalachian State University

Last Modified: 10/30/2017
Dept Comm Sci & Disorders
730 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828)262-7182
Fax: (828)262-3153
E-mail Address: donaldsongs@appstate.edu
http://comdis.appstate.edu/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2015 - 2023)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2022

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
Beaver College of Health Sciences
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism
Dementia
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
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 hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
198

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 64
Part time: 0
Total: 64

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

General

Administrative Location:
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Program Director:
Kimberly C. McCullough, Graduate Program Director
Clinic Director:
Gail S. Donaldson, Interim Clinic Director
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 assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism
Dementia
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
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

Admission Contact:
Name: Dr. Kimberly C. McCullough
E-Mail Address: mcculloughkc@appstate.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Other: Letter of Intent
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.1 - 4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, but only students offered admission to the graduate program may register
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 408
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 408
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 117
Part time: 0
Total: 117
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
44
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 44
Part-time students: 0
Total: 44
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 86
Part-time students: 0
Total: 86

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 39
Part time: 0
Total: 39