You do not have JavaScript Enabled on this browser. Please enable it in order to use the full functionality of our website.

University of South Dakota

Last Modified: 10/25/2018
College of Arts & Sciences
Dept of Comm Sciences and Disorders
414 East Clark
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605)677-5474
Fax: (605)677-5767
E-mail Address: csd@usd.edu
http://www.usd.edu/csd

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2018 - 2026)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2025

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2018 - 2026)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2025

Programs

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts & Sciences
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $300,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $85,000
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:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
88

Graduation

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

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts & Sciences
Program Director:
Teri James Bellis
Clinic Director:
Teri James Bellis, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, F-ASHA
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:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $300,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $85,000
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Training/research in AAC, Fluency Disorders, Literacy, Phonological Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorders, LEND program, Interdisciplinary clinical activities
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: Kathy.Peckham@usd.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application deadline for Spring admission: October 15
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 146
Quantitative reasoning: 145
Analytical writing: 3.5
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.24-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 113
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 113
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 46
Part time: 0
Total: 46
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 25
Part-time students: 0
Total: 25
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 59
Part-time students: 0
Total: 59

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 65
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 27
Part time: 0
Total: 27

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Arts & Sciences
Program Director:
Jessica J Messersmith
Clinic Director:
Jessica J. Messersmith
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:
Australia
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $300,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $85,000
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Training/research in Central Auditory Processing Disorders (behavioral and electrophysiologic), Cochlear Implants, FAS/Autism, Aging and Auditory/Cognitive Function, LEND, Teleaudiology, Interdisciplinary clinical activities
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: Kathy.Peckham@usd.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: leveling courses for students with undergraduate degree in other areas
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 149
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 4.0
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.23-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 29
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 29
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 13
Part time: 0
Total: 13
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
4

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
5
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 5
Part-time students: 0
Total: 5
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 21
Part-time students: 0
Total: 21

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 116
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 6
Part time: 0
Total: 6