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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Last Modified: 10/25/2018
Div of Speech & Hearing Sciences
3102 Bondurant Hall CB 7190
321 S Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7190
Phone: (919)966-1007
Fax: (919)966-0100
E-mail Address: idiana@med.unc.edu
http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2017 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2023

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2017 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2023

Programs

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences
Program Director:
Sharon Williams; Cara McComish - program coordinator
Clinic Director:
Data not available.
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:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Guatemala
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Craniofacial anomalies
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $1,377,372
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Autism, Childhood hearing loss, Bilingual speech and language service provision, adult neurogenic communication disorders, Excellent external clinical placements
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: ina_diana@med.unc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: resume
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 159
Quantitative reasoning: 155
Analytical writing: n/a
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.3-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 358
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 358
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 61
Part time: 0
Total: 61
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
15

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
28
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 26
Part-time students: 0
Total: 26
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 60
Part-time students: 0
Total: 60

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Other: Research Experience
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 30
Part time: 0
Total: 30

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences
Program Director:
Sharon Williams; Martha R. Mundy - program coordinator
Clinic Director:
Stephanie Sjoblad, Au.D.
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:
Guatemala
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Craniofacial anomalies
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $1,377,372
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Pediatric Audiology; Cochlear Implants; Aural Habilitation; Hearing Aids; Strong collaborative relationship with UNC Hospitals, Department of Otolaryngology, and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. We also work closely with the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham and over 30 clinical programs in the Triangle region.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: laura_tremaine@med.unc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online 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: 155.74
Quantitative reasoning: 155.16
Analytical writing: 4.42
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.64-3.98
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 72
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 72
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 19
Part time: 0
Total: 19
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
19

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
10
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 7
Part-time students: 0
Total: 7
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 42
Part-time students: 0
Total: 42

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 100
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 9
Part time: 0
Total: 9

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Bachelors/research doctoral (e.g. BA/PhD)
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Craniofacial anomalies
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Interprofessional practice/interprofessional education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 4
Total dollar amount: $1,377,372
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Students select research area of interest; interdisciplinary research experiences
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: bcrais@med.unc.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 11
Application Process:
University online application
Other: Preadmission process
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 14
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 14
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 6
Part time: 0
Total: 6
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 16
Part-time students: 0
Total: 16

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 48
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Predissertation Project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
4