Speech Language Pathology (Communication Sciences & Disorders)
The Speech/Language Pathology program admits Fall Quarter only. Applications must be complete by the posted deadline date in order to be considered.
Degree: Master of Arts
College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Fall: February 1
- All complete applications received by the deadline will be given full admissions consideration.
- Contact the Graduate School before submitting an application after the deadline.
- WWU Graduate School Application
- Application Fee: $100.00
- Official Transcripts (1 from each institution attended, Unless applicant is a WWU Student)
- Three (3) Letters of Reference
- Statement of Purpose
- GRE scores
- Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) or equivalent professional core curriculum. The BA or BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology and Audiology) must have been completed within the past five years in order to be considered as an applicant for the graduate program in CSD. Grade point average requirements consistent with the Graduate School. Students who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate competence in written and spoken English. This can be done by submitting a satisfactory score on the international Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), taken within one year of the date of application. A minimum composite score of 600 is required for the paper-based test; the scaled score for the computer-based test is 250; the Internet-based minimum score is 100. The TOEFL scores must be on file in the Graduate School prior to receipt of the application for graduate study.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a background (usually equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or academic major) in speech pathology/audiology or communication disorders, please contact the graduate program adviser immediately (email address and phone number available at link below). A degree in “Speech Science” or “Linguistics” is not an equivalent degree. Without the required background, you are ineligible for admission to the MA program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program adviser will determine your eligibility status. If you wish to withdraw your application for consideration to the master’s program, please notify the Graduate School in writing. If you choose to apply to the post-baccalaureate speech pathology audiology preparation program, transcripts submitted on behalf of your graduate application will be forwarded to the General Admissions office (upon their request) for admissions purposes.
- Regarding Letters of Reference: The CSD department suggests that at least 2 of the 3 letters of reference be from professors who can speak to your academic skills. If you are a current Post-Baccalaureate student in the CSD program, you may use letters of reference that were submitted in support of your Post-Bacc application. Please contact Jenny Hebert in the Extended Education office to request (in writing) that copies of any previously submitted letters be forwarded to the Graduate School.
- Regarding Resume: Resume should not exceed one page.
- No student in CSD may participate as a primary clinician in the clinic or an internship until cleared by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Federal Bureau of Investigation background check. Clearance is valid for specified time frames. Procedure and fee information are provided to students upon acceptance into the graduate program.
Please note: Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.Speech Language Pathology (Communication Sciences & Disorders) Program Website