News | Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Pre-Accreditation Status Awarded to Biola's Speech-Language Pathology Program
August 15, 2016
The masters degree program in speech-language pathology at Biola University is now a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.
Biola CSD Graduates Beat National Averages
October 8, 2015
As most people know, getting into graduate school in speech-language pathology and audiology is very competitive, but Biola CSD majors have beaten the national averages for acceptance into these graduate programs. The national acceptance rate is 23.29% while Biola graduates had an acceptance rate of 60.87%. In California (one of the most competitive states), the acceptance rate was 11.18% while Biola students were accepted 40% of the time. We believe these numbers show that Biola has a strong program that prepares students for graduate work. Please check out our site to learn more about our program.
Update on Masters Program
September 14, 2015
Biola University has received a level one approval from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) to move forward in the accreditation process toward offering an MS degree in speech and language pathology. This means that we will submit more application materials and potentially have an accreditation assessment site visit. We anticipate being able to receive applications sometime towards the end of the fall and will have more information available soon. There is no guarantee we will be able to admit students in fall of 2016 but the level one approval is a positive and welcome step. If interested, your name will be added to a list we are maintaining of individuals to contact as more information becomes available. In the meantime, you are encouraged to continue checking the website. We are happy to answer questions you may have but this is the extent of our information at this time.
Speech-Language Pathologist Among Best Jobs for 2015
December 5, 2014
CareerBuilder partnered with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) to make a list of the "hottest" jobs for 2015 based on supply and demand. Along with registered nurses and physical therapists, speech-language pathologists appear to be in demand. Speech-language pathologists had a job growth of 5% between 2010 and 2014, and there is currently an 8,001 gap between job postings and hiring.