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University of Northern Iowa

Last Modified: 10/19/2017
College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences
Commctn Sci & Dis
230 Communication Arts Ctr
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0356
Phone: (319)273-2496
Fax: (319)273-6384
E-mail Address: deborah.burroughs@uni.edu
https://comdis.uni.edu/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2014 - 2022)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2021

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities, Arts, & Sciences
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Other
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Coursework for school endorsement Pre audiology or pre speech-language pathology options
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
193

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 64
Part time: 0
Total: 64

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Arts (MA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities, Arts, & Sciences
Program Director:
Lauren K. Nelson
Clinic Director:
Suzanne Dripps
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Other
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Final semester internship with placements nationally Elective seminars in bilingual speech-language pathology and language, culture and poverty Elective seminars in medical speech-language pathology, pediatric feeding and swallowing, speech respiration, trach. and ventilator dependancy Elective coursework in autism, literacy for SLPs, augmentative communication and literacy
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Deborah Burroughs
E-Mail Address: deborah.burroughs@uni.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 20
Application deadline for Spring admission: September 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
Other: Clinical Training and Experience Form
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 149
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.19-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 235
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 235
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 52
Part time: 0
Total: 52
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
24

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
52
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 52
Part-time students: 0
Total: 52
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 103
Part-time students: 0
Total: 103

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 51
Additional Requirements:
Thesis
Other: Non-thesis research
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 4
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 50
Part time: 0
Total: 50