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Western Kentucky University

Last Modified: 10/18/2018
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:
Belgium, England, France
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
State funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $15,622
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:
68

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 29
Part time: 0
Total: 29

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, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Susan Kerr, M.S., 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:
can vary each year
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
State funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $15,622
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:
Email 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, appropriate courses if no UG in CD
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 152
Quantitative reasoning: n/a
Analytical writing: 4
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.5-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 226
Part-time Students: 74
Total: 300
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 144
Part time: 0
Total: 144
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
74
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 50
Part-time students: 24
Total: 74
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 104
Part-time students: 73
Total: 177

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 8
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 51
Part time: 18
Total: 69