Students who apply with undergraduate deficiencies should plan on completing any remaining required courses prior to beginning the program. Though students may be admitted with prerequisites outstanding, this will delay matriculation and limit clinical availability until such time as all deficiencies have been corrected.
The ENMU CDIS program requires 54 credits of coursework. All students must successfully complete all specified pre-requisites (including physics or chemistry, life science, social science, and statistics as well as capstone experiences prior to being approved for graduation. Matriculation for students who are admitted with no outstanding pre-requisites typically requires two-three years (including summers) of full-time enrollment to complete the degree requirements. The exact length of each student's program is flexible, and depends on semester of admission, prerequisite completion, full- or part-time status, clinical competencies, and practicum hour accrual.
Full-time students typically complete their matriculation in one of the following rotations:
Spring Start Date Summer Start Date Fall Start Date
Year 1: SP-SU-FA Year 1: SU-FA-SP Year 1: FA-SP-SU
Year 2: SP-SU-FA Year 2: SU-FA-SP Year 2: FA-SP-SU
Year 3: SP-SU Year 3: SU-FA Year 3: FA-SP
In some cases, students attending full-time are able to successfully complete their program in 7 semesters. Specific course requirements are listed in the graduate catalog. Both full-time and part-time options are available for matriculation, but all degree requirements must be completed within six (6) years from the first semester of enrollment (even if the student's initial courses were taken as a non-degree seeking student). Academic coursework may be completed via synchronous distance education, though some on campus activities may be required even with distance enrollment (e.g., research conference presentation, oral-motor labs and practical exams, AAC activities, FEES/nasoendoscopy). All expenses related to matriculating off campus are the sole responsibility of the student. These expenses may include but are not limited to proctoring, attendance at mandatory on campus orientations/conferences/activities, technology, etc.).
Sample matriculation options are available in our Student Handbook Section on this Portal. A few are offered below.
Our program admits approximately 30 new graduate students each fall and each spring.