Graduate Program

Communication Science and Disorders Graduate Students
CSD Master's Program Graduates - May 2020

The Master’s of Communication Sciences and Disorders M.A. education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Minnesota Duluth is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301- 296-5700.  Accredited since 1978, the program prepares students to work in a variety of professional settings and to meet the challenges of serving individuals with diverse communication impairments. Students choose UMD's Communication Sciences and Disorders Program because it offers the courses, the clinical experiences, and the individualized instruction needed to become a skilled speech language pathologist. Up-to-date courses reflecting current needs in the profession area available, such as courses in assistive technology, child language disorders, dysphagia, motor speech disorders, speech science instrumentation, and stuttering. Employers seek graduates from the program because they are well equipped to serve people with communication handicaps. Student have presented their research work at state, national, and international conferences.

Student Outcome Data

Graduate Outcome Data

Academic Year Employment Rate in Profession
  Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates (%)
2018/2019 17 100
2017/2018 18 100
2016/2017 19 100
3 year average 100

Graduate Completion Rates

Period Number completed program within expected time frame Number completed later than expected time frame Number not completing Percentage completing
2018/2019 17 0 0 100%
2017/2018 18 0 1 95%
2016/2017 19 0 0 100%
3 year average 18 0 0 100%

Praxis Examination Data

Period Number of students taking the exam Number of students passed Pass rate
2018/2019 17 17 1.00
2017/2018 17 17 1.00
2016/2017 19 18 1.00
3 year average
1.00

 

Graduate Application Data

Academic Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
# of Applicants 153 140 133 191 171
# of New Students 16 18 18 19 23
Average GPA 3.53 3.55 3.56 3.72 3.79