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The University of Maine offers the only academic major in Speech-Language Pathology in the State of Maine. The Master’s Program at the University of Maine is accredited 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Over the past three years, over 96% of students entering into our graduate program have graduated on schedule, with 98% graduating within a year of their planned graduation date. For those graduating in the 2010/2011 academic year, 100% found employment within a year, 95% of those graduating in the 2011/2012 academic year found employment within a year. 100% of our 2012/2013 graduates found employment.

Student Outcome Data

Program Completion Rate

Period

# completed program within expected time frame

% completing within expected time frame

2012–2013  17/18  94
2011–2012  18/19  95
2010–2011  18/18  100

Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Graduates

Period

# taking exam

# passed exam

% pass rate

2012–2013  17  17  100
2011–2012  18  18  100
2010–2011  15  15  100

Employment Rates of Graduates within One Year of Graduation

Period

Employment Rate in Profession

# of graduates % of graduates
2012–2013  18/18  100
2011–2012  18/19  95
2010–2011  15/15  100

The Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides the background for students to apply for Master’s study in either speech-language pathology or audiology. It also equips majors to pursue careers or graduate study in a variety of fields including education, business, and health care.

A major component of the graduate program is the department’s on-site clinical facility, the Madelyn E. and Albert D. Conley Speech, Language and Hearing Center. Within this venue and its outreach programs, faculty develop new procedures for assessment and therapy. Family-centered practice is a major focus of the Conley Center. The clinical, academic and research elements of the department’s mission are well integrated, and student research is strongly emphasized. Faculty scholars work with student investigators in such laboratory and educational research areas as stuttering, phonological development of children with dyslexia, the effects of brain injury on communication, agenesis of the corpus callosum and international service delivery and professional preparation.

The department hosts an active chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Nondiscrimination Notice: The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  For further inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact Karen D. Kemble, Esq., Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, 207.581.1226.


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Communication Sciences & Disorders
5724 Dunn Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-2006 | Fax: 207-581-2060E-mail: Luanne.Wasson@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System