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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Last Modified: 10/2/2018
Public Health & Health Sciences
Communication Disorders
358 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003-9296
Phone: (413)545-0131
Fax: (413)545-0803
E-mail Address: proginfo@comdis.umass.edu
http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/communication-disorders

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2019

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2019

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
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)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $951,078
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $249,959
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:
221

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 84
Part time: 0
Total: 84

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Program Director:
Sarah Poissant
Clinic Director:
Lisa Sommers
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
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)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $951,078
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $249,959
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: spoissant@comdis.umass.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: completion of prerequisite courses if no UG degree in CSD
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 154
Quantitative reasoning: 151
Analytical writing: 4.3
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.15 - 4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 216
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 216
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 61
Part time: 0
Total: 61
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
4

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 24
Part-time students: 0
Total: 24
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 49
Part-time students: 0
Total: 49

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 57
Additional Requirements:
Other: none of the above
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 26
Part time: 0
Total: 26

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Program Director:
Sarah Poissant
Clinic Director:
Lisa Sommers
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Clinical doctoral/research doctoral (e.g., AuD/PhD)
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
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)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $951,078
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $249,959
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: spoissant@comdis.umass.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: completion of prerequisite courses if no UG degree in CSD
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 151
Quantitative reasoning: 151
Analytical writing: 4.1
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.39 - 3.98
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 76
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 76
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 25
Part time: 0
Total: 25
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
8
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 7
Part-time students: 0
Total: 7
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 27
Part-time students: 0
Total: 27

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 97
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: Level One: Clinical Exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 5
Part time: 0
Total: 5

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Clinical doctoral/research doctoral (e.g., AuD/PhD)
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
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)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $951,078
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $249,959
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: spoissant@comdis.umass.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
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:
3
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: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
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)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $951,078
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $249,959
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: spoissant@comdis.umass.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 3
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
3
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 1
Total: 3

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
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:
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
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)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $951,078
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $249,959
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: spoissant@comdis.umass.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 2
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:
2
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: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0