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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Last Modified: 9/5/2018
School of Health Professions
Speech Language & Hrng Sciences
3601 4th St STOP 6073
Lubbock, TX 79430
Phone: (806)743-5678
Fax: (806)743-5670
E-mail Address: cynthia.rutherford@ttuhsc.edu
http://www.ttuhsc.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

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

Accredited

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

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Professions
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:
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $88,082
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Seniors can choose a pre-SLP or pre-AuD track and enroll in a clinical assisting course for either track.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
65

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 70
Part time: 0
Total: 70

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Professions
Program Director:
Sherry Sancibrian
Clinic Director:
Carolyn Perry and Sarai Granados
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:
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $88,082
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Students have the opportunity to co-treat with occupational therapy students. Students have an opportunity to learn to deliver services via telepractice.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: sherry.sancibrian@ttuhsc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 151.21
Quantitative reasoning: 148.36
Analytical writing: 3.92
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.515 - 4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 287
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 287
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 79
Part time: 0
Total: 79
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
29

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
42
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 42
Part-time students: 0
Total: 42
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 79
Part-time students: 0
Total: 79

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 57
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 37
Part time: 0
Total: 37

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Professions
Program Director:
Candace Bourland Hicks
Clinic Director:
Renee Zimmerman
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:
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $88,082
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Program is within the health sciences center.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: candace.hicks@ttuhsc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Other: undergraduate degree in CSD or related field
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 151.94
Quantitative reasoning: 149.09
Analytical writing: 4.02
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.375 - 4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 87
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 87
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 30
Part time: 0
Total: 30
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
27

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
11
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 11
Part-time students: 0
Total: 11
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 43
Part-time students: 0
Total: 43

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 106
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Other: clinical research project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 11
Part time: 0
Total: 11

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science - Other (Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, Concentration in Communication Sciences & Disorders)

General

Administrative Location:
School 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:
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $88,082
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Degree consists of individualized programs for each student.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: candace.hicks@ttuhsc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: April 30
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 15
Application deadline for Summer admission: February 16
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
CSD graduate degree (for admission to post entry-level degree programs)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 6
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 6
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 5
Part time: 0
Total: 5
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
2
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 3
Part-time students: 0
Total: 3
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 3
Total: 7

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 86
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: research project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0