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University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Last Modified: 10/31/2017
Dept of Comm Sciences & Disorders
410 S 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: (715)425-3834
Fax: (715)425-3181
E-mail Address: sharyl.samargia@uwrf.edu
https://www.uwrf.edu/CSD/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS, MSEd) (2014 - 2022)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2021

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Professional Studies
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
Augmentative/alternative communication
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Physiology
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
BS Secondary Ed (for those wishing to pursue public school certification at the graduate level - although secondary ed, students will be eligible for pre-k - 12 after completed the graduate program) BS Liberal Arts (for those not wishing to pursue public school certification at the graduate level)
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:
85

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 28
Part time: 0
Total: 28

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Professional Studies
Program Director:
Sharyl Samargia
Clinic Director:
Sarah Smits
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
Augmentative/alternative communication
Swallowing
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Physiology
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Sharyl Samargia
E-Mail Address: sharyl.samargia@uwrf.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Applicants with an undergraduate degree in another field take 35 credits of CSD coursework to become eligible ot apply to the graduate program.
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 151
Quantitative reasoning: 148
Analytical writing: 3.96
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.54-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 227
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 227
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 95
Part time: 0
Total: 95
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
20
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 20
Part-time students: 0
Total: 20
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 40
Part-time students: 0
Total: 40

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 0
Total: 20