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Governors State University

Last Modified: 10/25/2017
Department of Communication Disorders
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
Phone: (708)534-4590
Fax: (708)235-2195
E-mail Address: cbalthazar@govst.edu
http://www.govst.edu/chhs/dcd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MHS) (2015 - 2023)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2023

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Other (Bachelor of Health Science (BHS))

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
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:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
95

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 0
Total: 20

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Other (Master of Health Science (MHS))

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
Program Director:
Catherine Balthazar
Clinic Director:
Judy L. Platt, M.H.S.
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:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
All clinical practicum is external to the university. One of the three full-time external clinical practicums in speech-language pathology relates to special populations. Candidates are afforded the opportunity to work with special populations (e.g., developmental disabilities, hearing impairment, autism) depending on clinical interests.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Catherine Balthazar
E-Mail Address: cbalthazar@govst.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Data not available.
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.15-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 238
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 238
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 75
Part time: 0
Total: 75
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
35
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 37
Part-time students: 0
Total: 37
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 42
Part-time students: 63
Total: 105

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 55
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 38
Part time: 0
Total: 38