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University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign

Last Modified: 10/25/2018
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:
Sweden
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
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 spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $1,748,616
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Community partners - service learning in community health-care and education settings 2. A sequence of American Sign Language courses that may be taken to meet the undergraduate second language requirement. 3. 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 socio-cultural systems, institutions, and practices. Students in all concentrations can take courses necessary to prepare them for graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. 4. James Scholar program - mentored experiences in research, with capstone
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
255

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 73
Part time: 4
Total: 77

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

Enrollment

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

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 1
Part time: 0
Total: 1

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
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
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 spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $1,748,616
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:
Email 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, resume, minimum GPA 3.0 req’d
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153.66
Quantitative reasoning: 152.8
Analytical writing: 4.23
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.38-4.0
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: 102
Part time: 0
Total: 102
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 25
Part-time students: 0
Total: 25
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 47
Part-time students: 0
Total: 47

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Data not available.
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 22
Part time: 0
Total: 22

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
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
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 spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $1,748,616
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
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
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email 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, resume, minimum GPA 3.0 req’d
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153.75
Quantitative reasoning: 146
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.51-3.63
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 46
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 46
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 34
Part time: 0
Total: 34
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
8
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 26
Part-time students: 0
Total: 26

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: 8
Part time: 0
Total: 8

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
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
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 spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $1,748,616
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
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:
Email 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, resume, minimum GPA 3.0 req’d
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 9
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 9
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
5
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 10
Part-time students: 0
Total: 10

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 96
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Early Research Project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
2