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West Texas A & M University

Last Modified: 9/2/2017
Coll of Nursing & Health Scis
PO Box 60757
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
Phone: (806)651-5100
Fax: (806)651-5105
E-mail Address: bcross@wtamu.edu
http://www.wtamu.edu/academics/communication-disorders.aspx

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2015 - 2023)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2022

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Nursing and Health sciences
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:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Balance
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Swallowing
Voice disorders
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:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
41

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 24
Part time: 0
Total: 24

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Nursing and Health sciences
Program Director:
Dr. Brenda Fields Cross
Clinic Director:
Rebecca Linke
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:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Balance
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Swallowing
Voice disorders
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:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Karen McKaskle
E-Mail Address: kmckaskle@wtamu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Data not available.
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.45-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 221
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 221
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 27
Part time: 0
Total: 27
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
27
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 27
Part-time students: 0
Total: 27
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 54
Part-time students: 0
Total: 54

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 56
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 27
Part time: 0
Total: 27