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University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign

Last Modified: 11/22/2017
College of Applied Health Scienc
Dept. of Speech & Hearing Scienc
901 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217)333-2230
Fax: (217)244-2235
E-mail Address: smeents@illinois.edu
http://www.shs.uiuc.edu

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 Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Applied Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
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
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $2,205,781
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Community partners - service learning in community health-care and education settings 2. A sequence of audiology/hearing science courses offered from freshman through senior level. 3. A sequence of American Sign Language courses that may be taken to meet the undergraduate second language requirement. 4. Four undergraduate concentration areas: (1) Speech-Language Pathology or (2) Audiology concentrations provide explicit background in the theoretical and clinical areas necessary for graduate study; (3) the Neuroscience of Communication concentration provides an interdisciplinary understanding of the neurological systems that underlie human communication abilities; and (4) the Cultural-Linguistic Diversity concentration examines ways that individual communication differences, including disorders, interface with sociocultural systems, institutions, and practices. Students in all concentrations can take courses necessary to prepare them for graduate programs in Speech-Language Patho
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
289

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 93
Part time: 2
Total: 95

Non-Clinical Masters in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology or Speech and Hearing Science

Enrollment

Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1

Graduation

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

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Applied Health Sciences
Program Director:
Karen Iler Kirk
Clinic Director:
Clarion Mendes
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)
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
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $2,205,781
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: Andrea Paceley
E-Mail Address: shs-grad-admissions@ahs.illinois.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: 2
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: all college transcripts and resume
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 154
Quantitative reasoning: 153
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
2.88-4
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 224
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 224
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 103
Part time: 0
Total: 103
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 20
Part-time students: 0
Total: 20
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 52
Part-time students: 0
Total: 52

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Other: no additional requirements
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 29
Part time: 0
Total: 29

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Applied Health Sciences
Program Director:
Karen Iler Kirk
Clinic Director:
Clarion Mendes
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)
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
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $2,205,781
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Mentored clinical experience with cochlear implant users in a local cochlear implant program and/or auditory-oral primary school affiliated with a local hospital/clinic 2. Extensive mentored clinical experiences in multiple settings (on- and off-campus) throughout the four-year program 3. Hearing aid experience both on- and off-campus throughout the four-year program 4. Direct experience in a hearing conservation program on-campus 5. The opportunity for receiving both the AuD and PhD degrees, with specialized research alternatives
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Andrea Paceley
E-Mail Address: shs-grad-admissions@ahs.illinois.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: all college transcripts and Resume
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 154
Quantitative reasoning: 162
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.152-3.9
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 47
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 47
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 33
Part time: 0
Total: 33
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
8
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 8
Part-time students: 0
Total: 8
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 29
Part-time students: 0
Total: 29

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 112
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: full-time fourth year external placement
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 Speech and Hearing Science - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Applied 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)
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
Tinnitus
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism
Dementia
Language: normal processes, disorders
Speech: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Learning disabilities
Service Delivery Models
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $2,205,781
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Students can identify primary interests in departmental areas of research excellence - communication across the lifespan, neural bases of communication, and treatment research in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 2. Students can earn a teaching certificate in the Teaching Certificate Program (in the Center for Teaching Excellence), a program designed to meet the teaching development needs and interests of faculty and graduate students.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Andrea Paceley
E-Mail Address: shs-grad-admissions@ahs.illinois.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: all college transcripts and Resume
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 9
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 9
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 4
Part time: 0
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
3
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 14
Part-time students: 0
Total: 14

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 96
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Early Research Project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
3