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College of Health Sciences > Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences > Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology > SLP Program
Overview and Student Outcome Data
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The Rush speech-language pathology program ranks #29 in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report.

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FACTS ABOUT THE SLP PROGRAM
Current enrollment: 52 students (Fall 2012)
Program duration: 7 quarters
 
SLP Student Outcome Data:
 
Employment Rates of Graduates within One Year of Graduation
(for those seeking employment)
Period
Employment Rate in Profession
 
 
# of graduates
% of graduates
2010 - 2011
22/22
100%
2011 - 2012
21/21
100%
2012 - 2013
19/19
100%
 
 
Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Graduates
Period
# taking exam
# passed exam
pass rate (%)
2010 - 2011
22
22
100%
2011 - 2012
21
21
100%
2012 - 2013
19
19
100%
 
Program Completion Rate
Period
# completed program within expected time frame
% completing within expected time frame
2010 - 2011
22/22
100%
2011 - 2012
20/22
91%
2012 - 2013
19/21
90.05%
 

 

 


The Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology is a seven-quarter program that integrates academic studies and clinical experiences. Completion of a thesis is optional. Academic coursework is designed and sequenced to provide the scientific and professional education needed by highly trained speech-language pathologists.

Awards and honors that Rush SLP students have recently received:

  • ASHA SPARC (Students Preparing for Academic & Research Careers) Awards to three students
  • ASAHP Scholarship for Excellence (1 of 9 awarded)
The SLP Faculty at Rush

Members of the speech-language pathology faculty at Rush University Medical Center are nationally recognized in teaching, research and as leaders in patient care. They provide instruction and mentoring to students in the classroom, clinics and research labs. Rush faculty lecture internationally and they hold key positions in professional organizations and boards. Examples of research areas in which the speech-language pathology faculty are involved include: normal and disordered language in school-age children and adolescents; acoustic, syntactic and psycholinguistic factors underlying language comprehension and production in acquired language disorders; motor-speech disorders and swallowing disorders resulting from neurodegenerative diseases; perceptual evaluation of vocal quality and spoken and written syntax; discourse analysis techniques and markers of language disorders in older children and adolescents.

Read Faculty Profiles 
 
Photo Caption: Julia Zay, MS, Michele Simler, MS, and a SLP student examine the results of a patient’s Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) as they discuss clinic protocol.
 
 


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