American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Western Washington University

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Communication Sci & Disorders
AI 394 MS9171
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-9171
Phone: (360)650-3885
Fax: (360)650-2843
E-mail Address: kate.blizzard@wwu.edu
http://www.wwu.edu/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2018

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
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:
The program does not offer a multicultural or bilingual emphasis.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
We initiated an undergraduate study abroad program in Guatemala in Summer Session, 2013. A CSD faculty member led the program. We lived in Antigua, Guatemala for the month of July. Students participated in daily service-learning projects and language immersion for the month of July. Students also completed 35 hours of course work in pre-trip retreat and one week of classes before and after the month in Guatemala. The program is being offered again summer 2014.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
International Service Learning Local Service Learning Audiology Minor Autism Program
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
Other: application by declaration of major

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
114

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 48
Part time: 0
Total: 48

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Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Arts (MA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
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:
The program does not offer a multicultural or bilingual emphasis.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
We initiated an undergraduate study abroad program in Guatemala in Summer Session, 2013. A CSD faculty member led the program. We lived in Antigua, Guatemala for the month of July. Students participated in daily service-learning projects and language immersion for the month of July. Students also completed 35 hours of course work in pre-trip retreat and one week of classes before and after the month in Guatemala. The program is being offered again summer 2014.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
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:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Karen-Margrethe Bruun, M.A.
E-Mail Address: Karen-Margrethe.Bruun@wwu.edu
Clinic Director:
Terry Sacks, M.A., Speech Language Clinic Director, Rieko Darling, Ph.D., Audiology Clinic Director, Kimberly Peters, Ph.D., Aural Rehab Clinic Director
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in CSD
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Post-baccalaureate preparation in CSD in lieu of undergraduate degree in CSD
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 154-163
Quantitative reasoning: 149-156
Analytical writing: 4-5
GPA:
3.00-4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 181
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 181
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 43
Part time: 0
Total: 43
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
22
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 20
Part-time students: 0
Total: 20
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 40
Part-time students: 0
Total: 40

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 74
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 19
Part time: 0
Total: 19

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