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Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology course catalog

2024-25 catalog edits in-progress

KAREN L. AUMULLER, Professional Faculty, Clinical Supervisor & Externship Coordinator
B.A., Smith College; M.A., Northwestern

FIONA BRIGGS, Instructor
B.A., St. Louis University; M.A., University of Colorado-Boulder

KATHERINE BROWN, Assistant Professor
B.S., Kansas State University, M.S., Idaho State University, Ph.D., University of Washington

CLAIRE COOK, Professional Faculty, Clinical Supervisors
M.A., University of Nebraska; B.A., Augustana

KRISTIN DEBLIECK, Professional Faculty, Clinical Supervisor
B.S., M.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

ALLISON M. HASKILL, Florence C. and Dr. John E. Wertz Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department Co-Chair, MS_SLP Program Director
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada–Reno

STACIE M. HATFIELD, Assistant Professor, Center Director
B.S., Illinois State; M.S., Western Illinois University, Ed.D.; Nova Southeastern University

ALEXANDRA JONES, Professional Faculty, Clinical Supervisor
B.A., Augustana College; M.A., Eastern Illinois University

ANN PERREAU, Associate Professor, Department Co-Chair, Undergraduate Program Director, Audiology Clinic Coordinator
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

JILL POTRATZ, Assistant Professor
B.S., Marquette University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Oregon

MELISSA SCHAEFER, Professional Faculty, Clinical Supervisor
B.S. & M.S., Western Illinois University

CATHERINE WEBB, Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana College; M.S. Nazareth College; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

LAUREL WILLIAMS, Professional Faculty, Clinical Supervisor
B.A., Augustana College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa


NOTE: While the senior audit, progress function, academic support resources, as well as academic guidance from faculty and advisors are all available to every student at no additional cost, these resources are provided for use in planning only. It is the responsibility of the student to report any printed error to the Office of the Registrar immediately. The responsibility for understanding and meeting degree requirements rests entirely with the student.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program seeks to develop in every student an appreciation of the importance of communication in a person's sense of being and self-worth - and of the need to treat all individuals with dignity and respect. Students complete a rigorous program of study that includes coursework, clinical experiences, service learning, research, and opportunities for positions of ethical leadership and service in the community.

Students participate in departmental experiences that draw upon and further develop the habits of open-mindedness, reflective inquiry, critical thinking, and independence that are central to the liberal arts.


To prepare students who are eligible for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, academic and clinical faculty provide intentional and individualized teaching, mentoring, and advising that foster a firm knowledge base, an emerging clinical competence, strong written and oral communication skills, and respectful interactions. Through study in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, students improve the quality of life for others and through this service, lead committed lives. To see the course specific requirements visit the catalog page for this the current year.

Requirements for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology include:

I. Credits. At least 84 credits of graduate college work as defined by Augustana, subject to the following conditions:

A. Residency requirements:
  1. At least 42 credits must be earned at Augustana College.
  2. The last 8 credits applied to the degree must be earned at Augustana.

II. Grade-point Average. The final grade-point average must be at least 3.00:

A. for all Augustana coursework.

B. for all Augustana coursework in the MS-SLP program —graduate coursework that is counted in the grade point average includes all work that may count toward the degree such as required supporting courses taken outside the department and additional elective courses within the department that a student chooses to take beyond what is required.

III. Program. The program of at least 84 credits must be completed. MS-SLP program requirements are given in the Courses and Programs of Study section of this catalog.

IV. Application for Graduation. The application form must be filed electronically with the Office of the Registrar by Friday of week 2 of spring semester.Students who complete their requirements between official conferral dates are not required to enroll during the term of graduation, but must be applied by all published deadlines to keep their program active for graduation. Degrees are conferred three times per year following fall semester, spring semester, and summer term. Graduation is not processed after J-term. Reminders of this process and deadlines are sent to graduate students annually in July prior to their second year. Restrictions for May graduation will be placed the prior September each year.




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