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University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Last Modified: 10/16/2018
College of Education and Human Sciences
Special Ed and Communication Disorders
301 Barkley Memorial Center
Lincoln, NE 68583
Phone: (402)472-2145
Fax: (402)472-7697
E-mail Address: jill.england@unl.edu
http://cehs.unl.edu/secd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2017 - 2025)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2025

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2017 - 2025)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2025

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human 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:
Nicaragua Costa Rica
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $2,530,485
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $248,134
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $158,000
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Research labs studying speech, language, hearing, and balance Schmoker Reading Center Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic Center for Brain Biology and Behavior Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research (UCARE)
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
188

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 42
Part time: 0
Total: 42

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human Sciences
Program Director:
Sherri M. Jones
Clinic Director:
Kristy Weissling
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:
Costa Rica
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $2,530,485
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $248,134
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $158,000
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Communication Neuroscience Lab Sensorimotor Integration for Swallowing and Communication Neuroimaging for Language Literacy and Learning (NL3) Telepractice for accent reduction therapy Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: jill.england@unl.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153
Quantitative reasoning: 151
Analytical writing: 4.0
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.39-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 147
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 147
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 79
Part time: 0
Total: 79
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
38

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
35
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 31
Part-time students: 0
Total: 31
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 69
Part-time students: 0
Total: 69

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 45
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 35
Part time: 0
Total: 35

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human Sciences
Program Director:
Sherri M. Jones
Clinic Director:
Kelly Pritchett
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:
NIcaragua
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $2,530,485
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $248,134
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $158,000
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Dizziness and Balance Disorders Lab Cochlear Implant Lab/Clinic Perception and Amplification Lab Nebraska Hearing Aid Banks Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: jill.england@unl.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 151
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 3.5
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.50-3.97
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 47
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 47
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 25
Part time: 0
Total: 25
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
20

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
10
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 10
Part-time students: 0
Total: 10
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 38
Part-time students: 0
Total: 38

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 83
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 7
Part time: 0
Total: 7

Research Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
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 (re)habilitation
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $2,530,485
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $248,134
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $158,000
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Dizziness and Balance Disorders Lab Cochlear Implant Lab Amplification and Perception Lab Center for Brain Biology and Behavior Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: jill.england@unl.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Advisor/Mentor Agreement
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 0
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 0
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
4
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 90
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
1

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
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 (re)habilitation
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $2,530,485
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $248,134
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $158,000
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Communication Neuroscience Lab Infant Communication Lab Sensorimotor Integration for Swallowing and Communication Neuroimaging for Language Literacy and Learning (NL3) Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic Center for Brain Biology and Behavior
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: jill.england@unl.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Advisor/Mentor Agreement
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 1
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 1
Part time: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 90
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0