American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Midwestern University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
College of Health Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology
555 31st St., Alumni Hall 209
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630)515-6343
Fax: (630)515-7665
E-mail Address:

CAA Accreditation Information

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
Accreditation Candidate (MS) (2013 - 2018)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2017


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


Administrative Location:
College of Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Data not available.
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. MWU is an all-graduate, all-healthcare university. 2. Classes are held in a state of the art speech-language pathology lab that includes two therapy demonstration areas for immediate and direct application of learned concepts. 3. Preclinical training incorporates advanced pedagogical techniques, including virtual clinical interactions, standardized patient encounters, and interprofessional experiences with students from other healthcare disciplines. 4. Initial clinical rotations are completed at the Speech-Language Institute, part of the MWU Multispecialty Clinic, a private medical facility. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of patients and work with clinical mentors with expertise in many disorder areas. They will plan and document therapy using an electronic health record system and interact with supervisors via a secure video observation system. 5. Research experiences are infused throughout the curriculum to ensure appropriate preparation of SLPs as clini
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:


Admission Contact:
Name: Michael Laken, Director, Office of Admission
E-Mail Address:
Clinic Director:
Kathleen Post, M.S., CCC-SLP; Kimberly Hoffer, M.A., CCC-SLP
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Verbal reasoning: 145-150
Quantitative reasoning: 143-150
Analytical writing: 3.5-4.5
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 326
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 326
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 100
Part time: 0
Total: 100
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:


Target Class Size:
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0


Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 105
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0

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