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Northern Illinois University

Last Modified: 11/16/2017
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:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Tinnitus
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
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

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
133

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 46
Part time: 0
Total: 46

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
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
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Tinnitus
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
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

Admission Contact:
Name: Janet Olson
E-Mail Address: janet@niu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: January 15
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: 153
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.40-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 219
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 219
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 51
Part time: 0
Total: 51
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
22
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 22
Part-time students: 0
Total: 22
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 43
Part-time students: 0
Total: 43

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: 17
Part time: 0
Total: 17

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), 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 goes to a different developing country every year.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Tinnitus
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
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:
Name: Matt Wilson
E-Mail 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: 150
Quantitative reasoning: 151
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.21-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 46
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 46
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 6
Part time: 0
Total: 6
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
12
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 6
Part-time students: 0
Total: 6
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 37
Part-time students: 0
Total: 37

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 106
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 8
Part time: 0
Total: 8