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University of Maryland, College Park

Last Modified: 10/6/2017
Col of Behavioral & Social Sci
Hearing & Speech Science
Lefrak Hall 0100
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301)405-4213
Fax: (301)314-2023
E-mail Address: valerieb@umd.edu
http://hesp.umd.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2010 - 2018)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2017
Accreditation Review in Process/Accepting Public Comment

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2010 - 2018)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2017
Accreditation Review in Process/Accepting Public Comment

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Behavioral and Social 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:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing conservation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 10
Total dollar amount: $3,943,640
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
UGs may participate as TAs in Language Preschool (LEAP)
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
234

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 130
Part time: 0
Total: 130

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Program Director:
Yasmeen Shah
Clinic Director:
Colleen Worthington, M.A.
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing conservation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 10
Total dollar amount: $3,943,640
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
On-site language pre-school program
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Valerie Brownlee
E-Mail Address: hespadmissions@umd.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 05
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Pre-requisite coursework
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 159
Quantitative reasoning: 155
Analytical writing: 4.47
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.16-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 236
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 236
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 60
Part time: 0
Total: 60
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
17

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 16
Part-time students: 0
Total: 16
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 38
Part-time students: 0
Total: 38

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 36
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 32
Part time: 0
Total: 32

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Program Director:
Sandra Gordon-Salant, PhD
Clinic Director:
Nicole Nguyen, AuD
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
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:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing conservation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 10
Total dollar amount: $3,943,640
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Valerie Brownlee
E-Mail Address: hespadmissions@umd.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 05
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: pre-requisite coursework
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 156
Quantitative reasoning: 153
Analytical writing: 4.48
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.45-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 83
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 83
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 27
Part time: 0
Total: 27
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
10

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
7
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 7
Part-time students: 0
Total: 7
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 28
Part-time students: 0
Total: 28

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 93
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 8
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 4
Part time: 0
Total: 4

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/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:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing conservation
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 10
Total dollar amount: $3,943,640
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Offers Certificate in Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuroscience (NACS); member of campus Language IGERT program Infant testing labs (head-turn, eye-tracking) On campus neuroimaging center
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Valerie Brownlee
E-Mail Address: hespadmissions@umd.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 05
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Identification of potential research advisor/mentor (prior contact STRONGLY advised); pre-requisite coursework may be recommended
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 15
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 15
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
3
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 13
Part-time students: 0
Total: 13

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 50
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Candidacy research
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
2