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Enrollment Information - Communication Sciences MS
Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen
A background investigation and ten-panel drug screen must be completed with Professional Screening and Information, the company selected by Armstrong's College of Health Professions, prior to the start of classes. Results of these must be presesented to the program secretary no later than July 15th of each year (typically twice -- once prior to the start of the graduate program and once prior to the start of the second year of the graduate program). Students who do not pass the criminal background check and a drug screening test will be restricted from clinical placements and may be dismissed from the program at the discretion of the program faculty and the Armstrong College of Health Professions administration. Any fees or cost associated with background checks and/or drug testing will be the responsibility of the student. (Further information will be provided to students upon acceptance to the program.)
Current proof of the following requirements must be provided to the program upon the student's receipt of an official acceptance letter from the program no later than July 15.
- Professional liabilty insurance (Further information will be provided to students upon acceptance to the program.)
- Health insurance or waiver (Further information will be provided to students upon acceptance to the program.)
- 25 ASHA CCC-supervised clinical observation hours
- First aid and infant/child and adult CPR certification (Only American Heart Association or American Red Cross will be accepted.)
- Negative TB PPD skin test (or negative chest x-ray following positive PPD)
- Flu Shot required during the months of October 1-March 31.