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Western Kentucky University

Last Modified: 11/14/2017
Col of Health & Human Sciences
Dept of Communication Disorders
1906 Col Heights Blvd # 41030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
Phone: (270)745-4541
Fax: (270)745-3441
E-mail Address: shannon.bridges@wku.edu
http://www.wku.edu/communicationdisorders/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2014 - 2022)
Accreditation includes: Distance Education (Since 2003)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2021

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
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:
It can vary depending on the interests of the students and faculty members.
Areas of Research:
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Service Delivery Models
Telepractice
Interprofessional Practice/Interprofessional Education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
36

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 36
Part time: 0
Total: 36

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
Program Director:
Lauren E. Bland
Clinic Director:
Caroline Hudson, MS, CCC/SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire degree offered online:
Yes
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
It can vary depending on the interests of the students and faculty members.
Areas of Research:
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Service Delivery Models
Telepractice
Interprofessional Practice/Interprofessional Education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
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

Admission Contact:
Name: Lauren Bland
E-Mail Address: lauren.bland@wku.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: video clip, names of 3 references
Average GRE Score:
Verbal reasoning: 151.71
Analytical writing: 4.06
Average GPA Score:
3.50-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Prerequisite Offerings:
Yes, and anyone may register
Online Prerequisites:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 304
Part-time Students: 69
Total: 373
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 49
Part time: 25
Total: 74
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
12

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
74
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 49
Part-time students: 25
Total: 74
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 104
Part-time students: 64
Total: 168

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 8
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 50
Part time: 14
Total: 64