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Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program in speech-language pathology at the University of Kentucky has been placed on probation (effective March 15, 2016) by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year. At the annual review meeting of the CAA conducted in February 2016, the CSD graduate program at UK was found to be in “partial non-compliance” of Standard 1.7, specifically that the accreditation statement published on our website was not accurate. As indicated by CAA in their report to us, the accreditation statement available on our website did not include (1) the degree designator, nor (2) the address and phone number to contact CAA. This was the second year the program was found in partial compliance because the address and phone number for CAA was missing from the accreditation statement. Providing the link to the CAA’s website was not sufficient to meet the expectations of this element of the standard. No other areas of non-compliance or partial compliance were identified. As indicated by CAA, “partial non-compliance” means that the program has in place some, but not all, of the essential elements necessary to meet all aspects of the standard. The CSD program has corrected these partial non-compliance issues and will be submitting a follow-up report to CAA in time for the July 2016 CAA review meeting to explain our corrections. The Master’s Degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kentucky is designed so that students will be able to practice professionally as speech-language pathologists upon completion of the program. Graduating students will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association if all certification requirements are fulfilled satisfactorily. Students may also be eligible for Kentucky State Licensure in speech-language pathology.