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Washington State University

Last Modified: 8/7/2018
Dept of Speech & Hearing Sciences
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
Phone: 509-358-7602
Fax: 509-358-7600
E-mail Address: speech.hear.grad@wsu.edu
https://medicine.wsu.edu/speech-and-hearing-sciences-2/graduate-program/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2012 - 2020)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2019

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Medicine
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Guatemala
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism spectrum disorders
Craniofacial anomalies
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $175,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Faculty-led trips abroad (Guatemala); Service Learning Opportunities; Interprofessional Opportunities; Multicultural/multilingual service and outreach opportunities
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
61

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 23
Part time: 2
Total: 25

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Medicine
Program Director:
Gail D. Chermak
Clinic Director:
Doreen Nicholas
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:
Guatemala
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Auditory processing (Speech Language Pathology)
Autism spectrum disorders
Craniofacial anomalies
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Swallowing
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $175,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique clinical affiliations: Head Start; Spokane Guild’s School (0-3 neurodevelopmental center); Idaho Child Development Center (home-based 0-3 services); The Winston Center (specializes in dyslexia as a language disorder); Northwest Autism Center; Providence Home Health; childhood apraxia of speech, social communication.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: k.meyer@wsu.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
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Interview
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 154
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.54- 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: 191
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 191
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 58
Part time: 0
Total: 58
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 25
Part-time students: 0
Total: 25
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 50
Part-time students: 0
Total: 50

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 75
Additional Requirements:
Thesis
Other: research project, evidence-based case presentations
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 27
Part time: 0
Total: 27