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University of Kentucky

Last Modified: 9/5/2018
Div of Comm Disorders
Wethington Bldg Ste 120
900 S Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
Phone: (859)323-1100 (80571)
Fax: (859)257-1017
E-mail Address: aolso2@uky.edu
http://www.mc.uky.edu/CommDisorders/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2013 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2020

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Other (Bachelor of Health Science)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Sciences
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 (re)habilitation
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Other
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $7,635
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $475,104
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
The College of Health Sciences offers a Human Health Sciences Major that would also permit an undergraduate in Communication Sciences and Disorders to take elective courses in such topics as Health Law, Ethics, Health Advocacy, etc.
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: 48
Part time: 0
Total: 48

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Sciences
Program Director:
Anne D. Olson, PhD
Clinic Director:
Donna S. Morris, MS
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:
Ecuador, Shoulder to Shoulder Brigade (588-Global Health Teamwork)
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Other
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $7,635
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $475,104
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
We have an on campus academic clinic where first year grad students learn assessment and intervention skills before going off campus. The Masters Degree Program is housed in the university medical center with direct access to UK Chandler University Hospital. However there are no specialty tracks.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: Mikailyn.Estep@uky.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Summer admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 3.76
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.30-4.0
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: 151
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 151
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 48
Part time: 0
Total: 48
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
35
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 30
Part-time students: 0
Total: 30
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 60
Part-time students: 0
Total: 60

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 64
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 31
Part time: 0
Total: 31

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Other (Rehabilitation Sciences)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Other
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $7,635
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $475,104
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
The doctoral degree program is in Rehabilitation Sciences. Students in this program represent the disciplines of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and athletic training. The core of the curriculum is in rehabilitation with the specialization or area of concentration in speech langauge and hearing coursework/research.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: Mikailyn.Estep@uky.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD graduate degree (for admission to post entry-level degree programs)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 1
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 6
Total: 8

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 50
Additional Requirements:
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
2