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James Madison University

Last Modified: 10/11/2018
Communication Sciences & Disorders
MSC 4304
235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: (540)568-6440
Fax: (540)568-8077
E-mail Address: odonogcr@jmu.edu
http://www.csd.jmu.edu/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2018 - 2026)
Accreditation includes: Distance Education (Since 2013)
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 Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
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:
United Kingdom, Africa, Malta
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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:
350

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 80
Part time: 10
Total: 90

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Program Director:
Dr. Geralyn Timer (residential program), Dr. Carol Dudding (on-line program)
Clinic Director:
Dr. Susan Ingram
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
Yes
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Rwanda United Kingdom
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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: slp@jmu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Other: Abbreviated University On-line Application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: CONTACT INFORMATION for 2 references
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.5-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 325
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 325
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 45
Part time: 0
Total: 45
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
24

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
30
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 28
Part-time students: 0
Total: 28
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 52
Part-time students: 18
Total: 70

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 44
Additional Requirements:
Other: Comprehensive Asessment that includes multiple components (e.g., portfolio)
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 34
Part time: 17
Total: 51

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Program Director:
Dr. Ayasakanta Rout
Clinic Director:
Dr. Susan Ingram
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
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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: routax@mu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Other: Abbreviated University On-line 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: 150
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.5-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 133
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 133
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 10
Part time: 0
Total: 10
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
4

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 6
Part-time students: 0
Total: 6
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 24
Part-time students: 0
Total: 24

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 100
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Oral & Written Comps, Knowledg & SKills Acquisition and Clinical Hours
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 6
Part time: 0
Total: 6

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
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:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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: depaolra@jmu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Other: Abbreviated University On-line Application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 3
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 1
Part time: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
2
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: 57
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 Health and Behavioral Studies
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Rwanda United Kingdom
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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: depaolra@jmu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Other: Abbreviated University On-line Application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 5
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 5
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 4
Part time: 0
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
4
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 3
Part-time students: 1
Total: 4

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 57
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
1

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
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:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded research grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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: depaolra@jmu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Other: Abbreviated University On-line Application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
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:
0
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 57
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0