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Portland State University

Last Modified: 9/28/2018
Col of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Speech & Hearing Sciences
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: (503)725-3533
Fax: (503)725-9171
E-mail Address: epopple@pdx.edu
https://www.pdx.edu/sphr/home

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS, MA) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2018
Accreditation Review in Process/Accepting Public Comment

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Liberal Arts & 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:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, 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)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 5
Total dollar amount: $543,390
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
Other: not dept. specific; same guidelines as university admissions

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
241

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 66
Part time: 0
Total: 66

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Program Director:
Christina E. Gildersleeve-Neumann
Clinic Director:
Claudia Meyer
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:
Bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Ecuador
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, 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)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 5
Total dollar amount: $543,390
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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:
Certificate for Bilingual Spanish-English Concentration; Electives in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Professional Ethics, Counseling, Bilingual Topics, Neuroimaging, Advanced Medical Speech-Language Pathology (two levels), Advanced Literacy, Alternative Assessment & Intervention, Principals of Behavioral Management, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders, Neurolinguistics. Ecuador Study Abroad Program as part of the graduate curriculum, Working with Children with Hearing Loss using Auditory Verbal Principles
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: sphrgrad@pdx.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 157
Quantitative reasoning: 151
Analytical writing: 4.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
2.52-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 294
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 294
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 119
Part time: 0
Total: 119
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
40
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 41
Part-time students: 0
Total: 41
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 85
Part-time students: 0
Total: 85

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 77
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Other: Special Project (Note 1 of 3 of these is required for each student)
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 8
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 42
Part time: 0
Total: 42