Communication Sciences and Disorders

College of Education
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Degree Options

B.S. in Communication Disorders

M.A. in Communication Disorders

Who Would be Interested in Communication Sciences and Disorders?

Students who are interested in a career as a speech-language pathologist, speech and hearing scientist, or audiologist.

Why Communication Sciences and Disorders?

  • The fields in Communication Sciences and Disorders are rated in the top healthcare fields with a growing need in coming years.
  • Graduates with a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders can work in various settings with a range of patients across the lifespan.
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn about communication sciences and disorders across the lifespaen, from faculty that specialize in speech-sound production, hearing, pediatric and adult language, neurogenic communication, voice, fluency, Alternative/Augmentative Communication, and swallowing.
  • The B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides a solid base for applying to a master's program in Communication Disorders. A master's degree is required in order to obtain certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • With a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders an individual could work in the Kentucky public schools as a speech-language pathology assistant under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist.
  • The EKU master's program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited through the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Accreditation of bachelor's programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders does not occur.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

An application for admission to the undergraduate program must be submitted to the CSD Program Coordinator on cd.eku.edu. To be eligible to apply for admission in the undergraduate CSD Program, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • 40 semester credit hours completed--Examples of hours "not completed" may be those from which the student withdrew ("W"), received an incomplete ("I" or "IP"), or did not pass ("F" or "U"). Hours must be based on 100-level courses of higher. Developmental or remedial courses such as those numbered 090, 093, and 095 (or equivalent transfer courses) cannot be counted in the 40 hours nor in the GPA.
  • GPA of 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale) for the 40 semester credit hours completed
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 21

An application for admission to the graduate program must be submitted to the EKU Graduate School. To be eligible to apply for admission in the graduate CSD program, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • A bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • An official transcript which includes grades from the fall semester prior to the application deadline.
  • Documenation of 25 clinical observation hours by August 1st of the application year.
  • Record of completion of the GRE
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • A personal essay

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

With a bachelor's degree, only in the public schools as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

With a master's degree with and certification and license:

  • Medical settings
  • Public schools
  • Private agencies

How Do I Get More Information?

www.cd.eku.edu
Contact Dr. Kellie Ellis
859-622-3155
kellie.ellis@eku.edu

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

College of Education
http://coe.eku.edu/prospective-students