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Towson University

Last Modified: 9/28/2018
Dept. Audiology & Speech-Lang Pathology
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252
Phone: (410)704-4153
Fax: (410)704-4131
E-mail Address: cpelatti@towson.edu
http://www.towson.edu/chp/departments/asld/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

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

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2012 - 2020)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2019

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Professions
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Our program is a screened major with admission based on the GPA for the most recent 27-30 credits of college level courses and the GPA for prerequisite courses. This ensures smaller class sizes and competitive academic standing among students. Students in the major may participate in a Clinical Internship (SPPA 487) and/or Undergraduate Research in CSD course (SPPA 499). The program offers a Minority Student Mentoring Group to identify and address the diverse needs of our students. The program offers a track for 2nd Bachelors Degree students, with enrollment capped at ten students per cohort each academic year. Students may develop a program of study that includes a double major or minor in Deaf Studies.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
262

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 71
Part time: 1
Total: 72

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Professions
Program Director:
Karen Fallon
Clinic Director:
Karen Pottash, M.S.
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:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Our program offers a new state-of-the-art clinical training facility with a thriving patient population. Metropolitan Baltimore-Washington offers top-notch facilities for further clinical training. Finally our faculty specialize in a number of areas including international adoption, swallowing, stuttering, language & literacy, and more.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: slpgradprogram@towson.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: BS in another major + post bac certificate in CSD
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 154
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4.3
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.55-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 300
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 300
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 80
Part time: 0
Total: 80
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
4

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
44
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 45
Part-time students: 0
Total: 45
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 92
Part-time students: 0
Total: 92

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 53
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 4
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 47
Part time: 0
Total: 47

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Professions
Program Director:
Jennifer Smart
Clinic Director:
Amanda Kozlowski, Au.D.
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Data not available.
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Our program offers a new, state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary clinical training facility with a thriving patient population. Metropolitan Baltimore-Washington offers top-notch facilities for further clinical training. Our faculty specialize in a number of areas including amplification, electrophysiology, vestibular diagnosis & rehabilitation, aural rehabilitation, and auditory processing disorders. Each student is required to complete a comprehensive thesis project beginning in the 2nd year and completed in the 3rd year. Two new training simulations have been added recently. The program has a new seminar series on diversity and inclusion.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: audiology@towson.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 152
Quantitative reasoning: 152
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.03-4.0
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: 75
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 75
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 28
Part time: 0
Total: 28
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
13

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
18
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 13
Part-time students: 0
Total: 13
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 45
Part-time students: 0
Total: 45

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 99
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Other: Clinical Exams
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 11
Part time: 0
Total: 11