The department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida Atlantic University
was established and approved by the Florida Board of Regents in July 1985. The student
body has grown from its original class of nine to a current census of over 50 students.
The program received its initial accreditation in 1994.
The master's degree education program in speech-language pathology at Florida Atlantic
University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and
Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, Maryland 20850
800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700
The 2008 Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs-Speech/Language
Pathology was approved by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in July 2006
for implementation on January 1, 2008.
Standard 1.7 requires programs to provide information about the program that is
current, accurate, and readily available. One aspect of that information is program
data on student outcome measures. The data that must be available to the public
are: program completion rates, Praxis* examination pass rates, and employment rates.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is very proud of its students
performance on these benchmarks.
*Praxis is the National Examination in Speech Pathology and Audiology (NESPA). All
students must obtain a passing score (currently 600) to receive the Certificate
of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Master’s degree program is designed as
a full-time program. Students attending full-time are expected to complete the program
in 2 years (6 semesters) of continuous attendance. Because not all students are
able to attend full-time, the program offers two part-time course rotations, taking
three years and 4 years respectively.
All program graduates, 100%, who have sought employment in the field have been employed
and have remained employed, for at least year after their graduation.