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Worcester State University

Last Modified: 10/17/2017
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Worcester State University
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: (508)929-8055
Fax: (508)929-8175
E-mail Address: smeyer@worcester.edu
http://www.worcester.edu/MS-Speech-Language-Pathology/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

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

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences
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 (re)habilitation
Hearing conservation
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
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 online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
394

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 40
Part time: 0
Total: 40

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences
Program Director:
Susanna Meyer
Clinic Director:
Ann Veneziano-Korzec
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 (re)habilitation
Hearing conservation
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
There are three tracks of the graduate program, 1. Full time 2. Part time 3. Accelerated
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Dr. Kenneth Melnick
E-Mail Address: kmelnick@worcester.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: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Prerequisite CSD undergraduate courses
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 151
Quantitative reasoning: 148
Analytical writing: 4.0
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
Data not available.
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 213
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 213
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 100
Part time: 0
Total: 100
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
35
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 25
Part-time students: 2
Total: 27
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 53
Part-time students: 5
Total: 58

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 55
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Other: Pass PRAXIS SLP exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 26
Part time: 0
Total: 26