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University of Montana

Last Modified: 10/30/2018
College of Ed & Human Sci
Comm Sci & Dis Dept
32 Campus Dr Curry Health Ctr
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406)243-2365
Fax: (406)243-2362
E-mail Address: julie.wolter@umontana.edu
http://coehs.umt.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2014 - 2019)
Accreditation includes: Distance Education (Since 2009)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2018
Accreditation Review in Process/Accepting Public Comment

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
Phyllis J Washington College of Education and Human Sciences
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:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Service delivery models
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $70,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $248,000
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
99

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 22
Part time: 2
Total: 24

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

General

Administrative Location:
Phyllis J Washington College of Education and Human Sciences
Program Director:
Julie Wolter
Clinic Director:
Jennifer Schoffer Closson
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:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Service delivery models
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $70,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $248,000
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
As part of the degree students have the opportunity to participate in specialty applied clinics focused on aphasia, autism spectrum disorder, language-literacy, and voice/swallowing.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: leisa.greene@mso.umt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Other: departmental first then university formal admission
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 155.1
Quantitative reasoning: 150.6
Analytical writing: 4.5
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.18 - 3.99
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 295
Part-time Students: 10
Total: 305
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 1
Part time: 3
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
810

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
32
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 32
Part-time students: 0
Total: 32
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 59
Part-time students: 4
Total: 63

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 71
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 27
Part time: 0
Total: 27

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
Phyllis J Washington College of Education and Human 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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Counseling
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Service delivery models
Telepractice
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $70,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $248,000
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
The Ph.D. program is housed in a College of Education and Human Sciences. As such, there are multiple opportunities for interprofessional education. Interprofessional research foci are encouraged and readily integrated into programs of study.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: amanda.jackson@mso.umt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
Other: specified by the department
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: CSD or related field graduate degree.
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 2
Part-time Students: 2
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 1
Total: 1
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
2
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 1
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 1
Total: 1

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Dissertation
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
0