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Portland State University

Last Modified: 9/27/2017
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
Fluency
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Other
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $250,441
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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:
443

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 71
Part time: 0
Total: 71

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. Program administered through PSU with students placed in many clinical sites. Spanish classes through private language school.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Autism
Fluency
Head/neck cancers/laryngectomy
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Other
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 3
Total dollar amount: $250,441
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Erica Popple
E-Mail Address: epopple@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: 157.15
Quantitative reasoning: 151.125
Analytical writing: 4.1875
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.38-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 623
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 623
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 41
Part time: 0
Total: 41
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
41
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 41
Part-time students: 0
Total: 41
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 95
Part-time students: 0
Total: 95

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: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 44
Part time: 0
Total: 44