The Department of Communication Disorders offers an undergraduate major and a graduate major in communication disorders. Students who have an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited university are encouraged to apply for entrance into the graduate program. Prerequisite course work is incorporated into the student's graduate planned program. Students may choose full-time or part-time study; however, the last two semesters of the program must be full-time in order to complete two off-campus clinical practica (typically 40 hours per week).
Admission and Graduation Rates
Approximately forty students are admitted to the program each year. Graduation rates within the published expected time frames for the most recent graduating classes are:
|YEAR||NUMBER OF STUDENTS GRADUATING||COMPLETION RATE|
Currently there are 104 full-time graduate students enrolled in the program.
Length of Time to Complete Program
On average, students who have a bachelor's degree in communication disorders will complete the program in 6 semesters of full-time study (including summers), while students who do not have a bachelor's degree or prerequisites in communication disorders will complete the program in 8 semesters of full-time study (including summers). Students who elect to study part-time are required to complete the program within 6 years, per regulations of the Graduate School. Students who elect the thesis option may spend an additional 1-2 semesters completing the thesis.
|Period||Number Completing on Time||Number Completing Later Than on Time||Number Not Completing|
|3 Year Average||98.4%|
PRAXIS II Pass Rate
The most recent three year average pass rates for the Praxis II Examination are:
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Current Program Employment Rates
The most recent three year employment rates are:
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