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Northern Illinois University

Program in Communicative Disorders

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

Northern Illinois University / Program in Communicative Disorders is located in De Kalb, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Speech-language pathology
Doctor of Audiology (Au D) Audiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Practicum
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Practicum, research project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

155
Applied
46
Accepted
9
Enrolled
30%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline September 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

84
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.52%
Black or African American 2.38%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.19%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (8%)
Female (91%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 2
Male (4)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Impact of disability employment, deaf education, American Sign Language, autism, bilingualism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Sherrill Morris
Chair
Email: ahcd@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1484
Fax: 815-753-9123