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Northwestern University

Last Modified: 10/31/2017
Dept of Comm Sciences & Disorders
Frances Searle Bldg
2240 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847)491-3066
Fax: (847)491-4975
E-mail Address: csdchair@northwestern.edu
http://www.northwestern.edu/csd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2016 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2023

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2016 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2023

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Physiology
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 28
Total dollar amount: $9,494,673
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
Other: Common Application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
71

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 30
Part time: 0
Total: 30

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
Program Director:
Stacy Kaplan
Clinic Director:
Denise Eisenhauer
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Physiology
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 28
Total dollar amount: $9,494,673
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Celeste Lee
E-Mail Address: c-lee6@northwestern.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 4
Other: TOEFL if applicable, Bachelors degree, official transcripts
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 157
Quantitative reasoning: 154
Analytical writing: 4.4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.35-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 483
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 483
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 176
Part time: 0
Total: 176
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
17

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
57
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 78
Part-time students: 0
Total: 78
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 144
Part-time students: 0
Total: 144

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 104
Additional Requirements:
Other: attendance at noon conferences, TAP/ACT/SAT, IL state content exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 65
Part time: 0
Total: 65

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
Program Director:
Kristine Riley
Clinic Director:
Denise Eisenhauer
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:
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
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Physiology
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 28
Total dollar amount: $9,494,673
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Celeste Lee
E-Mail Address: c-lee6@northwestern.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 4
Other: TOEFL if applicable, Bachelors degree, official transcripts
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 156
Quantitative reasoning: 153
Analytical writing: 4.3
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.11-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 128
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 128
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 72
Part time: 0
Total: 72
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
17

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
18
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 14
Part-time students: 0
Total: 14
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 41
Part-time students: 0
Total: 41

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 166
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: qualifying exam, 2 clinical practical exams, 12-month clinical externship
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 12
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 15
Part time: 0
Total: 15

Clinical Post-Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
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
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Physiology
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 28
Total dollar amount: $9,494,673
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
For the culminating project, students select from one of four categories: - Business Proposal - Process Improvement Plan - Clinical Investigation - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Investigation
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Kate Schultz
E-Mail Address: kate-schultz@northwestern.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: March 02
Application Process:
Other: Program online application
Application Requirements:
CSD graduate degree (for admission to post entry-level degree programs)
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 4
Other: Proof of CCCs and licensure; current employment in SLP setting
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 0
Part-time Students: 48
Total: 48
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 26
Total: 26
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
26

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
22
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 23
Total: 23
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 23
Total: 23

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 48
Additional Requirements:
Other: Culminating project and 35 hours of clinical specialization
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Communication
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.
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
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Physiology
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 28
Total dollar amount: $9,494,673
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Cindy Coy
E-Mail Address: ccoy@northwestern.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 31
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: TOEFL if applicable, Bachelors degree, official transcripts
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 36
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 36
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 12
Part time: 0
Total: 12
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 7
Part-time students: 0
Total: 7
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 33
Part-time students: 0
Total: 33

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 96
Additional Requirements:
Dissertation
Other: lab rotations, qualifying research project- paper and presentation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
5