Nov 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (BA) and Speech-Language Pathology (MA), Dual-degree Program


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Qualified undergraduate students may elect to enroll in a dual-degree program, combining their undergraduate BA in speech-language-hearing sciences with an MA in speech-language pathology. The dual-degree program requires successful completion of a minimum of 162 semester hours, including at least 110 semester hours at the undergraduate level and 52 semester hours at the graduate level. The dual-degree program can be completed in five and one-half years. Students who are admitted to the MA portion of the dual-degree program may substitute a maximum of 14 semester hours of graduate-level course work for an equal number of semester hours of undergraduate course work toward the completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Direct admission to the dual-degree program (BA and MA)


Students entering Hofstra as incoming first-year students (e.g., recent high school graduates) are candidates for the dual-degree program after following application procedures.  First-year students who are dual-degree candidates will automatically become dual-degree admits at the end of their junior year, provided that they fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Attainment of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 by the end of the spring semester prior to the commencement of graduate-level courses.
  2. Completion of 30 s.h. of major requirements (at least 24 s.h. must be in-residence), including SPCH 005A , 006 , 009 , 101A , 102A , 103 , 131 , 132 , 137 , and PSY 040 .
  3. All courses listed in requirement #2 (above) must be completed by the spring semester prior to the commencement of graduate-level courses.
  4. Must be senior-level status when graduate course work is taken.
  5. Completion of 10 hours of clinical observations.
  6. Acceptable GRE scores submitted by the completion of the spring semester prior to the commencement of graduate-level courses.
  7. Recommendation of faculty advisor and approval of graduate program director and department chair.

Admission to the dual-degree program for current Hofstra students


Matriculated Hofstra students majoring in speech-language-hearing sciences may apply for admission to the dual-degree program no later than the fall semester of their sophomore year, or with permission of the graduate program director. Students must also complete all the requirements listed in the “direct admission” entry above.

Once the student begins graduate coursework, the student must maintain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 in graduate courses in order to remain in the MA portion of the dual-degree program.

Program Requirements


Students admitted to this dual-degree program will receive a BA in speech-language-hearing sciences upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. The complete BA requirements described in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Bulletin.

A. In particular: successful completion of a total of 124 semester hours, including at least 110 semester hours of undergraduate course work and a maximum of 14 semester hours of graduate-level course work.

  1. The specific major requirements described in the BA major in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences  section of this Bulletin.

Upon successful completion of all graduate-level academic and clinical course work, students will be awarded an MA in Speech-Language Pathology.

Students may elect to complete either Option I or Option II of the master’s program. Option I is intended for students who seek ASHA certification and New York state licensure as speech-language pathologists in clinical, hospital, rehabilitation, and private practice settings. Option II is for students who plan to work in educational settings and seek ASHA certification and New York state licensure as a speech-language pathologist. Option II includes all requirements for Option I as well as SPCH 264 (2 s.h.) and SPCH 267 (3 s.h.).

Suggested Sequence


Senior Year


Fall

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 008   3
SPCH 133   3
SPCH 207 3
SPCH 209 3
Total 12

 

Winter

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 277 1
SPCH 274 1
Total 2

 

Spring

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 010   3
SPCH 134   3
SPCH 138   3
SPCH 232 3
SPCH 241 3
Total 15

Awarding of BA Degree: 124 s.h.

Summer

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 212 3
SPCH 253 3
SPCH 227 0.5
SPCH 273  1
Total 7.5

 

First-Year Graduate


Fall

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 225A 1
SPCH 226 1
SPCH 227 0.5
SPCH 228P 0.5
SPCH 229 3
SPCH 242 3
Total 9

 

Winter

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 271  1
Total 1

 

Spring

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 227 0.5
SPCH 228 1
SPCH 206 3
SPCH 243 3
SPCH 254 3
Total 10.5

 

Summer

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 260S or 261S 1
SPCH 264 2
SPCH 267 3
Total 6

 

Final Semester - Graduate


Fall

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 230 3
SPCH 248 3
SPCH 249 3
SPCH 262S 1
Total 10

 

Complete BA Requirements


BA Requirements in HCLAS.

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