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Samford University

Last Modified: 10/10/2018
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
800 Lakeshore Dr
Birmingham, AL 35229
Phone: (205)726-4576
E-mail Address: ckoch2@samford.edu
https://www.samford.edu/healthprofessions/communication-sciences-and-disorders

CAA Accreditation Information

Candidate

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
Accreditation Candidate (MS) (2015 - 2020)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2019

Candidate

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
Accreditation Candidate (clinical entry level AuD) (2018 - 2023)

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
School 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:
England Dominican Republic
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Interprofessional education with nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work, and nutrition. 2. Guided observation hours throughout the 4 year undergraduate program
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:
9

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 8
Part time: 0
Total: 8

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Professions
Program Director:
Carol Koch
Clinic Director:
Steven Moates
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:
Haiti England
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Speech production: articulation, phonology
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Service delivery models
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Interprofessional education and clinical opportunities Simulation lab experiences Specialty clinical opportunities Students leave with LSVT certification
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: Mwcarter@samford.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: January 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
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: 149
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 3.66
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.15-4.0
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: 60
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 60
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 40
Part time: 0
Total: 40
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
24
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 18
Part-time students: 0
Total: 18
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 35
Part-time students: 0
Total: 35

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 57
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 17
Part time: 0
Total: 17