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Loma Linda University

Last Modified: 8/31/2017
Sch of Allied Health Professions
Dept of Comm Sciences and Disorders
Burden Hall Room B15
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909)558-4998 (15878)
Fax: (909)558-4305
E-mail Address: drichie@llu.edu
http://www.llu.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2012 - 2020)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2019

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Allied Health Professions
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:
Aphasia
Autism
Fluency
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
51

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 25
Part time: 0
Total: 25

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Allied Health Professions
Program Director:
Karen Mainess
Clinic Director:
Jennifer St. Clair
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:
Aphasia
Autism
Fluency
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique feature: All 1st year graduate students rotate through 4 different specialty clinics (1 per academic quarter). Clinics include 1) Autism clinic, 2) Educational Fieldwork I (supervision by an educational SLP), 3) Medical Fieldwork I (supervision by a medical SLP), 4) Fluency clinic, 5) Voice clinic, 6) Accent Modification clinic, 7) Phonology clinic, and 8) Aural Habilitation clinic. Additionally, 2nd year graduate students complete one full-time academic quarter of Medical Fieldwork II and one full-time academic quarter of Educational Fieldwork II.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Diana Richie
E-Mail Address: drichie@llu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
CSD graduate degree (for admission to post entry-level degree programs)
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Personal Statement
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Data not available.
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.37-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, but only students offered admission to the graduate program may register
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 194
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 194
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 82
Part time: 0
Total: 82
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
30
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 30
Part-time students: 0
Total: 30
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 59
Part-time students: 0
Total: 59

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Other: Research Project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 29
Part time: 0
Total: 29

Clinical Post-Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Allied Health Professions
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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Fluency
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
The SLPD program provides nationally certified, licensed speech-language pathologists an opportunity to upgrade their knowledge base within a convenient and flexible online format. Students are required to attend meetings on the campus on 3 occasions across 9 academic quarters: - Initial orientation - Capstone intensives - Final oral presentations
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Diana Richie
E-Mail Address: drichie@llu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: ASHA CCC and current state professional license
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 4
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 4
Part time: 0
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
4
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 11
Part-time students: 0
Total: 11

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 51
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Other: Publishable research manuscript
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 9
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0