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North Carolina Central University

Last Modified: 11/9/2018
School of Education
Communication Disorders Program
700 Cecil St
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 530-7473
Fax: (919) 530-7975
E-mail Address:

CAA Accreditation Information


Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2018
Accreditation Review in Process/Accepting Public Comment


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


Administrative Location:
School of Education
Program Director:
Yolanda Keller-Bell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Katrina Miller, Ed.D., CCC-SLP; Zaneta Ponton, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Entire Degree Offered Online:
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
China, Dominican Repubic
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $130,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $240,560
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
The Communication Disorders Program offers three specialty tracks in addition to our traditional curriculum. For students interested in bilingual speech-language pathology, The Bilingual Connection offers student clinicians who speak native to near-native proficiency in Spanish the opportunity to become specialists in the assessment and treatment of monolingual/bilingual children and adults. The track provides a combination of specialized coursework and practicum training to address the needs to serve Hispanic and Chinese children and adults with communication disorders. The Interdisciplinary Project to Prepare Culturally Competent SLPs (IPCS) is a federally funded personnel preparation grant to train graduate students to deliver evidence-based SLP services to children with or at risk for developmental disabilities from socioculturally diverse backgrounds. Students participate in interdisciplinary training with the NCCU Special Education program and specialized practicum experience
Minority Serving Institution:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
NSSLHA Chapter:


Admission Contact:
Email Address:
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: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: TOEFL Score for International Students
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 149
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 203
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 203
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 102
Part time: 0
Total: 102
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:


Target Class Size:
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 46
Part-time students: 0
Total: 46
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 90
Part-time students: 0
Total: 90


Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 62
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: Praxis II, Foliotek Portfolio
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 37
Part time: 0
Total: 37