NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 475 The Department of Speech-Language Pathology offers the Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.) degree program. The post-master’s SLP.D. degree program is a rigorous and scientifically based, 53-credit, academic curriculum that is designed to enhance the continued academic education of speech-language pathologists pursuing an advanced doctoral degree. Within the curriculum, the faculty incorporates current research, ethical decision-making, and models of best practice to foster knowledge, leadership, problem-solving skills, and research. Doctoral students are encouraged to analyze, synthesize, and apply research-based theory to their current work environment and through the development of the applied dissertation. The program fulfills a commitment to the field of speechlanguage pathology by providing practicing clinicians with a variety of forums to expand their breadth of knowledge and clinical skills. It does this by allowing a flexible schedule for obtaining doctoral education and providing an environment that nurtures the development of current practitioners and future leaders. ProgramOutcomes The SLP.D. graduate will be able to do the following: 1. Demonstrate knowledge learned in the programby applying it to real settings. 2. Conduct an independent research investigation that contributes to the general body of knowledge in a specific field or profession. 3. Solve diverse problems using information and skills acquired in the program to create solutions. 4. Make informed decisions based on ethical and legal principles. 5. Formulate scholarly arguments supported by academic resources. 6. Engage in lifelong learning and self-assessment. Admissions Requirements Prospective students are selected by the Committee on Admissions, which considers the overall qualities of applicants and their suitability for this course of study. Areas of consideration include application content, academic record, ASHA certification and state licensure, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview. A personal interview is required with a member of the Committee on Admissions. The Department of Speech-Language Pathology has the following requirements for applicants. • Prior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from a regionally accredited college or university and a CAA accredited program. • Applicants must obtain a cumulative master’s degree GPA at or above a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for admission. The university reserves the right to modify any requirements on an individual basis as deemed necessary by the dean of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences. The college reserves the right, and the student, by his or her act of matriculation, concedes to the college the right to require his or her withdrawal any time the college deems it necessary to safeguard its standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with regulations or for such other reasons as are deemed appropriate. The dean and the chair of the speech-language pathology department reserve the right to require the student’s withdrawal at any time for the above-mentioned reasons. Application Procedures All applicants must submit or be responsible for the submission of 1. a completed admission application packet, including a $50, nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University 2. official transcripts sent directly from all previously attended undergraduate, professional, and graduate institutions to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.) Program 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-2282 3. an evaluation for U.S. institutional equivalence for all coursework from international institution(s), if applicant attended or is a graduate of any international institution(s) 4. Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below. • World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax info@jsilny.org • jsilny.org Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.) Program