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Western Michigan University

Last Modified: 10/30/2017
Col of Health & Human Services
Dept of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5355
Phone: (269)387-8045
Fax: (269)387-8044
E-mail Address: sppa_info@wmich.edu
http://www.wmich.edu/speech-audiology

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2016 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2023

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2016 - 2024)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2023

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:
Senegal, Africa
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing conservation
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $517,596
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $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 hard copy application
Other: observation and volunteer hours transcript

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
69

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 28
Part time: 0
Total: 28

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
Program Director:
Kathryn Hillenbrand
Clinic Director:
Katherine Rigley-Rowell
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:
Audiologic assessment
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing conservation
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $517,596
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique clinical experiences at the on-campus clinic; opportunities to work in research with faculty. Clinical preparation to serve young children with cochlear implants and hearing loss.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Stephen Tasko
E-Mail Address: stephen.tasko@wmich.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150.30
Quantitative reasoning: 150.15
Analytical writing: 4.02
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.0-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 284
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 284
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 150
Part time: 0
Total: 150
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
30
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 27
Part-time students: 0
Total: 27
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 58
Part-time students: 0
Total: 58

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 63
Additional Requirements:
Other: None
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 28
Part time: 0
Total: 28

Clinical Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
Program Director:
Dr. Bharti Katbamna
Clinic Director:
Teresa Crumpton
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:
Audiologic assessment
Balance
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing conservation
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech: articulation, phonology
Voice disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 2
Total dollar amount: $517,596
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): Data not available.
Total dollar amount: Data not $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Accelerated doctor of audiology program; unique clinical experiences at the on-campus clinic; opportunities to work in research with faculty. Clinical preparation to serve young children with cochlear implants and hearing loss.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Bharti Katbamna
E-Mail Address: bharti.katbamna@wmich.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 149.43
Quantitative reasoning: 149.29
Analytical writing: 3.71
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.0-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 59
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 59
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 27
Part time: 0
Total: 27
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
7
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 7
Part-time students: 0
Total: 7
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 19
Part-time students: 0
Total: 19

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 112
Additional Requirements:
Other: Independent Research Project
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 14
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 6
Part time: 0
Total: 6