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Elizabeth Pena- UT- Austin graduate advisor. The program here offers a masters programs in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Classes: 1st semester 4 hrs 2 days a week, practicum in spring. About 50 graduate students in SLP, 30 in Audiology program. Application: they look at GRE scores, GPA 3-4.0, letters of recommendation, writing examples- what you say, how you say it. Look for about 30 students, accept about 40 into the program. Clinical hours- don’t need to get in. Her favorite thing- winter. Advice- start process early, find the program that is right for you and your interests.
Paula Chance- Texas Women’s University. They offer an on campus program- faculty is small but work closely with students. Clinic on campus and practicum at stroke center. Distance learning program- 1 week on campus, practicum immediately, usually in schools. Most students get jobs as SLP Assistants. Classes: usually 6 hrs a week at school, In field and out of field. Application: they look at letters of recommendation, GPA 3.0 for grad school; look at your desire to work in school for a while. No clinical hrs. required. But once accepted, must fulfill the clinical hrs to work in schools. Application for next cycle opens 1 yr from Dec for acceptance in May 2011.
Jeff Martin- UT-Dallas. AUD program- 8 professors, 15 clinical faculties, campus close to medical school- opportunities to work in research labs if interested. Classes: Clinic- 1st yr and coursework 800-1000 clinical hrs by graduation. Offer masters in SLP, AUD. PhD and AUD program. Alexis Flores- UT-Dallas alumni (student perspective) graduated 1.5 yrs ago, SLP at private pediatric outpatient clinic in Austin. Program prepared her a lot. She knew she wanted to be a clinician. Did some research at school. UT-D offers both clinical and research opportunities. Start clinical work with course work. Then begin practicum. Last yr do internship usually offsite. No clinical work required. Open door policy for professors. GRE- 1100, avg. GPA 3.5 for admissions, letters of recommendation all taken into account for acceptance. Housing comparable to Austin. Job availability. Advice- visit the school you’re considering.
Rachel Winn- 1st yr grad student at TX State- offer masters in communication disorders, GRE- not required. clinical hrs not necessary. Mostly kids in clinic, but some adults. Practicum for 1 semester. 1st yr- 3 classes, 1 clinical as 4th class. Professors very welcoming. Favorite things- all classes in 1 building. When applying here, you have to apply to graduate college and the program you want to be in. So, look at requirements for both. Must complete graduate application packet. All in fill in blank form. Submit in all one envelope. Jess Fister- from Cleveland, Ohio originally. Came to TX State to study to be a bilingualism speech therapist. Open door policy for professors. Great clinic. Offer specialization- bilingual, autism, dialectal. Likes the smaller town feel of San Marcos. Housing reasonable. Advice- Know the university you are applying to. Really focus on statement of purpose.
Lauren Sherman and Sam Fisk- Baylor: offers masters in SLP. 2 tracks- masters of Science or Master of Arts (write a thesis). 40 students in grad school right now. Open door policy with professors. Full time clinic at Baylor. A variety of people seen there. Shorter than most programs. 13 hrs a semester plus clients. Mon-thurs classes Friday clinical class. 3 semesters at Baylor taking classes then externship. Clinical work right away. all classes in 1 building. No cut off scores for GPA, GRE, look at your responses to questions. Want people who will work hard. Clinical hrs not necessary. Clinics- language and literacy, lots of kids. Last semester- work with adults in an externship in hospital. Usually minimum of 5 clients but depends on setting. Living not expensive.
Steven-TX Tech: offer masters in SLP, AUD, and CSD. 10 students admitted in AUD, 30 students to speech. Open door policy. There is the main campus, and health science center (most classes here). PhD program some classes at main campus. Autism, stuttering, child language clinic. GRE- 1000-1100, require telephone interview. Don’t require letters of recommendation. speech and audiology are in the same clinic. Living fairly decent, avg. cost. Job opportunities in college. Application process online.
Maryann Acevado and Ally Kype- Our Lady of the Lake: Masters in communication Disorders. It is a Private college. 24 students admitted each yr. tuition more expensive because it is private. Financial aid available. Everything is in clinic. See kids mostly. Classes: 3 courses each semester, 1-2 clients. 10 faculty members. Mon-thurs classes Friday- practicum. GPA- for undergrad communication disorder classese is a min 3.0, GRE- flexible in scores. Avg. is 950. Group interview required on campus. Send article to discuss at the interview then they want to see how you interact with professors and other students. Generic clinic. Externship- 1 semester in school setting then adult rehab. Don’t require statement of purpose. They want you to succeed. Go and check out the place you want to go to. Living cheaper than other cities. Option to do master’s thesis if interested in doing phD. Bilingual emphasis program.
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