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University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Last Modified: 10/31/2017
Dept of Aud & Spch Pathology
578 S Stadium Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865)974-5019
Fax: (865)974-1539
E-mail Address: pwilli25@uthsc.edu
http://uthsc.edu/asp/index.php

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

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

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2014 - 2022)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2021

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Professions
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
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $182,334
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:
61

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 61
Part time: 0
Total: 61

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Professions
Program Director:
Ashley W. Harkrider
Clinic Director:
Dr. Nola Radford
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
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $182,334
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:
Autism treatment program, pediatric aural habilitation/rehabilitation program
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Tim Saltuklaroglu
E-Mail Address: tsaltukl@uthsc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: January 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153.2
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.16-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 323
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 323
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 181
Part time: 0
Total: 181
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
45
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 43
Part-time students: 0
Total: 43
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 85
Part-time students: 0
Total: 85

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 47
Part time: 0
Total: 47

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Professions
Program Director:
Ashley W. Harkrider
Clinic Director:
Dr. Patti M. Johnstone
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
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $182,334
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:
Pediatric Audiology, Pediatric aural habilitation/rehabilitation
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Patrick N. Plyler
E-Mail Address: pplyler@uthsc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153.4
Quantitative reasoning: 151.7
Analytical writing: 4.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.2-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 135
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 135
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 75
Part time: 0
Total: 75
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
20
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 21
Part-time students: 0
Total: 21
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 61
Part-time students: 0
Total: 61

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 112
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 14
Part time: 0
Total: 14

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Professions
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Bachelors/research doctoral (e.g. BA/PhD)
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
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
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Aural (re)habilitation
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $182,334
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:
Name: Devin Casenhiser
E-Mail Address: dcasenhi@uthsc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
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
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 5
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 5
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
4
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 10
Part-time students: 1
Total: 11

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: 2 pre-dissertation research projects
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
1