You do not have JavaScript Enabled on this browser. Please enable it in order to use the full functionality of our website.

Western Illinois University

Last Modified: 7/24/2018
Dept. of Speech Path & Audiology
Memorial Hall 230
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309)298-1955
Fax: (309)298-2049
E-mail Address: spa@wiu.edu
http://www.wiu.edu/spa

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2017 - 2025)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2024

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Other: Students may declare a CSD major after acceptance to WIU.

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
63

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 18
Part time: 0
Total: 18

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Program Director:
Amanda Silberer
Clinic Director:
Amanda Silberer
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
State of Illinois Public Schools Licensure
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: spa@wiu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 3.5
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.25-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 156
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 156
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 45
Part time: 0
Total: 45
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
22
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 22
Part-time students: 0
Total: 22
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 42
Part-time students: 0
Total: 42

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Other: Portfolio & Taking the PRAXIS
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 0
Total: 20