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Biola University

Last Modified: 8/6/2018
Dept. of Comm. Sciences & Disorders
13800 Biola Ave
Dorothy English 64
La Mirada, CA 90639
Phone: (562)777-4072
E-mail Address: commdisorders@biola.edu
http://academics1.biola.edu/communication-disorders

CAA Accreditation Information

Candidate

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
Accreditation Candidate (MS) (2016 - 2021)

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Science, Technology, & Health, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Every student completes 2 units of clinical practicum in either/both our onsite clinic or offsite clinic at a private elementary school. An SLPA internship is available to students.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
102

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 32
Part time: 0
Total: 32

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Science, Technology, & Health, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Program Director:
Tonya Dantuma
Clinic Director:
Lori Peirson
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
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: commdisorders@biola.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 14
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 2
Writing sample/essay: 2
Other: CBEST score
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 149
Quantitative reasoning: 148
Analytical writing: 4.0
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.00 - 4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 93
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 93
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 44
Part time: 0
Total: 44
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
10

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
24
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 24
Part-time students: 0
Total: 24
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 44
Part-time students: 0
Total: 44

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 63
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 0
Total: 20