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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Last Modified: 11/9/2018
Coll of Health Professions
Dept of Aud & Spch Path
5820 Asher Ave Univ Plz Ste 600
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
Phone: (501)569-3155
Fax: (501)569-3157
E-mail Address: menevins@uams.edu
https://healthprofessions.uams.edu/programs/audandspeechpathology/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2018 - 2025)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2024

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2018 - 2025)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2024

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Health Professions/College of Health Professions
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Other
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Anatomy and physiology
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:
Other: students contact the department and meet with an undergraduate coordinator

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
47

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 19
Part time: 0
Total: 19

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Health Professions/College of Health Professions
Program Director:
Betholyn Gentry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Connie Bracy, M.S., 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:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Other
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Anatomy and physiology
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:
Email Address: gcrobinson@ualr.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 146
Quantitative reasoning: 149
Analytical writing: 3.64
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
2.93 - 3.92
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 151
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 151
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 23
Part time: 0
Total: 23
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
11

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
23
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 23
Part-time students: 0
Total: 23
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 42
Part-time students: 0
Total: 42

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Other: research project or thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 0
Total: 20

Clinical Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Health Professions/College of Health Professions
Program Director:
Samuel Atcherson, Ph.D., CCC-A
Clinic Director:
Jennifer Franklin, Au.D., CCC-A
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Clinical doctoral/research doctoral (e.g., AuD/PhD)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Other
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Anatomy and physiology
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:
Email Address: cafranklin2@uams.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Resume
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 3.9
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
2.85 - 4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 66
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 66
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 42
Part time: 0
Total: 42
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
10
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 12
Part-time students: 0
Total: 12
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 34
Part-time students: 0
Total: 34

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 118
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: Performance Based Examinations
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 9
Part time: 0
Total: 9

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Health Professions/College of Health Professions
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Clinical doctoral/research doctoral (e.g., AuD/PhD)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Other
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Anatomy and physiology
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:
Email Address: gentrybetholynf@uams.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 2
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 1
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
2
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 70
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
1