Program Data from 2011-2013
Doctoral Degree Program
Five full-time students were enrolled in the doctoral program. Three completed the degree and two continue in the program. This reflects a 100% retention rate.
Master’s Degree Program
|Year||Graduation Rate||Praxis Pass Rate||Employment Rate|
|2011||19 (90%)||19 (100%)||19 (100%)|
|2012||24 (100%)||24 (100%)||24 (100%)|
|2013||25 (100%)||25 (100%)||25 (100%)|
In the past four years, the faculty have published 11 refereed articles in scholarly journals and presented 19 refereed research papers.
Graduate Student Research
Graduate students have generated 8 theses/dissertations; seven of which have resulted in refereed publications and/or presentations.
Claude I. Howard Speech and Hearing Clinic
The clinic generates approximately 3,000 client visits per year. The Department also houses the Northern Nevada Cleft Palate Clinic and UCAN the multidisciplinary Autism Assessment Team. An AAC lab has received grant funding for updated software and hardware. Software purchases include: Board Maker, Wright Out Loud, Writing with Symbols and eight Dyno-Vox systems. Two pediatric diagnostic rooms have been equipped with digital recording capabilities which will enhance the evaluation process, facilitate student learning and provide for student and faculty presentations and research.