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La Salle University

Last Modified: 8/9/2018
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Dept of Comm Sciences & Disorders
1900 W Olney Ave, Box 808
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone: (215)951-1982
Fax: (215)951-5171
E-mail Address: amster@lasalle.edu
http://www.lasalle.edu/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2016 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2024

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS), Other (Five-year BS/MS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s/master’s (e.g., BA/MA)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
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
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
We offer a traditional four-year undergraduate program and an accelerated five-year BS/MS program. We offer a dual major: CSD/ Spanish for students with a goal to become bilingual (English/Spanish) speech-language pathologists
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
100

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 26
Part time: 0
Total: 26

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Program Director:
Barbara Amster, PhD, CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Maureen Costello, PhD, CCC/SLP, Clinic Director; James Mancinelli, PhD, CCC/SLP, Director of Clinical Education
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s/master’s (e.g., BA/MA)
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique clinical affiliations; special practicum opportunities in selective mutism evaluations; interprofessional opportunities using a state-of-the art simulation laboratory
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: amster@lasalle.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: At least 2 of the 3 letters of recommendation must be from an academic source
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153.7
Quantitative reasoning: 149.9
Analytical writing: 4.3
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.28-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 476
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 476
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 121
Part time: 0
Total: 121
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
10

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
27
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 23
Part-time students: 0
Total: 23
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 59
Part-time students: 0
Total: 59

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 51
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: Taking and Reporting results of NESPA Exam.
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 36
Part time: 0
Total: 36