CMDS Graduate Program Stats
These are the Graduate Program statistics required to be available to the public by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Master’s Degree Recipients Employed in the profession
|Academic Year||Number of graduates||Percent of graduates|
|2015/2016||28/29 (1 mo after graduation)||96%|
|3 yrs. ave rate:||98%|
National Exam (Praxis Examination) Pass Rate*
|Academic Year||Number taking test||Number passing test||Pass rate*|
|3 yrs. ave pass rate:||100%|
* Truman CMDS graduate students are required to take the national Praxis exam in speech-language pathology prior to graduation; most take it during their internship semester. This pass rate represents first attempts. As far back as we have records, no Truman grad student has failed the test on their second attempt.
Master’s Program Completion Rate
|Academic Year||Number completing program in expected time||Number taking longer than usual*||Number not completing the program||Percent completing in expected time|
* We make every effort to accommodate non-traditional students, some of whom have family and other obligations that prevent them from following the curriculum in exactly the usual way or on the usual schedule. Some students also elect to complete a thesis or extend their program for other reasons that are part of an individualized academic plan. For the purposes of this table, “taking longer than usual” means that the student required more than the planned amount of time due to difficulties fulfilling academic or clinical requirements on schedule.
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