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University of Maryland, College Park

Last Modified: 9/5/2018
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) (2018 - 2026)
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)

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:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
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
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Other
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 5
Total dollar amount: $7,742,624
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:
170

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 62
Part time: 0
Total: 62

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:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural 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)
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
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Other
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 5
Total dollar amount: $7,742,624
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:
Email 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: 155
Quantitative reasoning: 153
Analytical writing: 4.21
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.34-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 192
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 192
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 69
Part time: 0
Total: 69
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
15

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 16
Part-time students: 0
Total: 16
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 36
Part-time students: 0
Total: 36

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: 16
Part time: 0
Total: 16

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:
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
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
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
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Other
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 5
Total dollar amount: $7,742,624
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:
Email 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: 155
Quantitative reasoning: 153
Analytical writing: 4.39
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.36-3.99
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 73
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 73
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 29
Part time: 0
Total: 29
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
11

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
7
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 7
Part-time students: 0
Total: 7
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 29
Part-time students: 0
Total: 29

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: 6
Part time: 0
Total: 6

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)
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
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
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
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Other
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 5
Total dollar amount: $7,742,624
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:
Email 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: 19
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 19
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 8
Part time: 0
Total: 8
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
7

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
3
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 18
Part-time students: 0
Total: 18

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 50
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Candidacy research
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
3