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Baldwin Wallace University

Last Modified: 9/12/2017
Department of Comm Sciences & Disorders
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017
Phone: (440)826-2149
E-mail Address: cviscont@bw.edu
https://www.bw.edu/graduate/speech-language-pathology/

CAA Accreditation Information

Candidate

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
Accreditation Candidate (MS) (2015 - 2020)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2019

Programs

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire degree offered online:
No
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Multicultural 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:
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Other
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
All students complete 1 semester of clinical observation. From there they choose to either complete 3 semesters of clinical practice, where they gain on average over 100 clinical practice hours. The other option is to complete internship(s) for 3 credits in a related field of their choosing. In addition, all students complete a research methods course, and many are actively involved in research with faculty members.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Other: Common Application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
58

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 14
Part time: 0
Total: 14

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health Sciences
Program Director:
Colleen F. Visconti, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Christie Needham, M.A., CCC-SLP
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:
Zambia, Africa
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Swallowing
Voice disorders
Other
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Other
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
International collaboration in Zambia are built into program and included in tuition TBI Clinic for concussion management Clinical partnerships with local schools and retirement community Vibrant, state-of-the-art on-campus free clinic Intentional integration of classroom knowledge and clinical experiences
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Cheryl Lee
E-Mail Address: cllee@bw.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 2
Average GRE Score:
Verbal reasoning: 147.4
Quantitative reasoning: 146.7
Analytical writing: 3.9
Average GPA Score:
3.26-3.91
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Prerequisite Offerings:
Yes, and anyone may register
Online Prerequisites:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 106
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 106
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 41
Part time: 0
Total: 41
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
20
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 20
Part-time students: 0
Total: 20
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 35
Part-time students: 0
Total: 35

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 59
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Other: PRAXIS
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 15
Part time: 0
Total: 15