Jun 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech-Language Pathology

Bulletin/Catalog Year 2021-2022
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Department of Health and Human Performance

Dr. Tim Leszczak
Chair and Professor
Department of Health and Human Performance
Location: Dunn Center, Room 267
Phone:  (931) 221-6112
Email: leszczakt@apsu.edu

Dr. Kelly Kleinhans
Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
Location: Dunn Center, Room 260
Phone:  (931) 221-6223
Email: kleinhansk@apsu.edu

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology Program prepares students to prevent, diagnose, treat, and research communication disorders, and provide community service to individuals with communication disorders. The coursework covers communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan.  Clinical practicum is provided in both on-and-off campus locations. Speech-language pathology is a high-need area with career opportunities in medical and school settings.

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) education program in speech-language pathology at Austin Peay State University is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • APSU College of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for both undergraduate and graduate coursework be submitted directly to APSU by the institution. Transcripts should be sent to gradadmissions@apsu.edu.
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution showing a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0; coursework in communication sciences and disorders of a 3.2. All students applying for admission to the MSLP program must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to enrollment. *
    • Cumulative GPA will be recalculated to include transfer hours (if necessary).
  • Minimum GRE revised General Test scores of: Analytical Writing-3.0
    • APSU GRE code is 1028
  • Submit two signed letters of recommendation to gradadmissions@apsu.edu. Personal references are not considered and will not count toward the two required letters. Letters written by academic and clinical faculty are preferred. Do not send more than two letters. Letter writers are free to provide whatever information they wish but must also address the following points:
    • The applicant’s ability to complete an academically rigorous graduate degree program in speech-language pathology;
    • The applicant’s style and degree of responsiveness to feedback and/or supervision;
    • The applicant’s dispositions and ability to meet professional standards of conduct;
    • The applicant’s oral and written communication skills, and
    • A statement of confidence based on the letter writer’s professional evaluation of the applicant (e.g., strongly recommend, recommend, recommend with reservation).
  • Personal statement
    • The Personal Statement must be the applicants original independent work.
    • Applicants should compose a 1-page single spaced essay that address the following two prompts:
      • The APSU MSLP program will require a huge commitment in time and energy. How have you prepared for this commitment?
      • What unique contributions will you bring to the APSU MSLP program consistent with the program mission?
    • Personal statements must be sent to gradadmissions@apsu.edu.
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.

*Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be reviewed to determine which prerequisite coursework has been completed (content associated with CFCC Standards IV-A and IV-B). Courses in which the student earned a C or better will fulfill this requirement.