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Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about what I need to know and do prior to the fall semester:
  • How do I access my U of M email address?
  • What is a program partner?
  • What is a clinical experience form?
  • Do I need a background check?
  • What about drug testing?
  • Do I need to be certified in CPR?
  • Do I need any vaccinations?
  • Will I have 24-hour access to the building?
  • I don’t have a background in Communication Disorders. Are there any prerequisites I need?

Questions about registration, fees, and Graduate Assistantships:

  • When do I register?
  • How do I register?
  • Why does my myMemphis account indicate that I have been awarded an assistantship and I have not received a contract?
  • I have been awarded a graduate assistantship, what can I expect to do for the assistantship?
  • Are there additional expenses I need to be aware of beyond tuition?

Questions about class and clinic:

  • Which classes will I take and when are they scheduled?
  • Where do I buy textbooks?
  • When will I start clinic?
  • What can I expect for my first clinical assignment?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • How do I show proof of my observation or clinical clock hours?
  • Are there computers available for student use at the School?

Questions about what to expect the first week:

  • Where is the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)  and the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center (MSHC)?
  • When is orientation? What will happen at orientation?
  • Will there be any social events during orientation?
  • Is there parking at MSHC?
  • How do I get a student ID?

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Our MA and AUD programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Last Updated: 7/21/14