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Pennsylvania State University

Last Modified: 11/14/2017
College of Health and Human Development
Communication Sciences and Disorders
308 Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)865-0971
Fax: (814)865-8133
E-mail Address: cyw2@psu.edu
https://hhd.psu.edu/csd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2017 - 2025)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2024

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $1,539,663
Federally 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:
457

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 172
Part time: 0
Total: 172

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

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Program Director:
Diane L Williams
Clinic Director:
Anne Marie Kubat
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $1,539,663
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Carol Walizer
E-Mail Address: cyw2@psu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Resume
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 156
Quantitative reasoning: 154
Analytical writing: 4.0
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.18-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, but only students offered admission to the graduate program may register
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 145
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 145
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 67
Part time: 0
Total: 67
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 19
Part-time students: 0
Total: 19
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 49
Part-time students: 0
Total: 49

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 61
Additional Requirements:
Thesis
Other: Research Paper
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 28
Part time: 0
Total: 28

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

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $1,539,663
Federally 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: Carol Walizer
E-Mail Address: cyw2@psu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Resume
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:
1
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: 91
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: 3 research projects
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0

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

General

Administrative Location:
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $1,539,663
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Dual Title in Language Science
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Carol Walizer
E-Mail Address: cyw2@psu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Other: GRE, GPA, Letters of Recommendation, Letter of Intent
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Resume
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 8
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 8
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 6
Part time: 0
Total: 6
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
4
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 14
Part-time students: 0
Total: 14

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 91
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: 3 research projects
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
4