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Northern Illinois University

Last Modified: 10/1/2018
Schl Allied Hlth & Commun Dis
1425 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: 815-753-1484
Fax: (815)753-9123
E-mail Address: kchung@niu.edu
http://www.chhs.niu.edu/ahcd/programs/slp/graduate/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2018 - 2026)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2025

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2018 - 2026)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2025

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Sciences and the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
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:
Heart of Hearing Study Abroad takes students to a different developing country every year.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
171

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 38
Part time: 3
Total: 41

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Sciences and the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Program Director:
Janet Olson
Clinic Director:
Emily Palmer (SLP)
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:
Heart of Hearing Study Abroad takes students to a different developing country every year.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: niuslp@niu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: January 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 151.84
Quantitative reasoning: 150.33
Analytical writing: 4.23
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.28 - 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: 192
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 192
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 23
Part time: 0
Total: 23
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 48
Part-time students: 0
Total: 48
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 48
Part-time students: 0
Total: 48

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 58
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 23
Part time: 0
Total: 23

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Sciences and the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Program Director:
King Chung
Clinic Director:
Danica Billingsly (AUD)
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:
Heart of Hearing Study Abroad takes students to a different developing country every year.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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:
1 – Follow-up diagnostics for newborn hearing screenings 2 – Cochlear implant site with an off-site affiliated otologist 3 – Vestibular evaluation including collaboration with on-site physical therapy program 4 – Tinnitus assessment and management 5 – (Study Abroad) Humanitarian Research and Service Program to a different country every year
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: aud@niu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
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: 153.08
Quantitative reasoning: 151.69
Analytical writing: 4.22
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.84 - 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: 48
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 48
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 9
Part time: 0
Total: 9
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
12
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 9
Part-time students: 0
Total: 9
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 33
Part-time students: 0
Total: 33

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 105
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 10
Part time: 0
Total: 10