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Western Michigan University

Last Modified: 11/15/2018
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique opportunities to participate in mentored research and clinical engagement. Interprofessional educational experience within a college that houses Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistants, Blindness & Low Vision Studies, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Nursing, & Interdisciplinary Health.
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:
166

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 35
Part time: 0
Total: 35

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Services
Program Director:
Yvette Hyter
Clinic Director:
Katherine Rigley & Kathy Hillenbrand
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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique features include access to an on-campus clinic, opportunities to participate in research with faculty, and interprofessional educational experience within a college that houses Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistants, Blindness & Low Vision Studies, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Nursing, & Interdisciplinary Health.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email 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: 2
Other: official transcript
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153
Quantitative reasoning: 151
Analytical writing: 4.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.2-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 313
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 313
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 116
Part time: 0
Total: 116
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
14

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
30
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 29
Part-time students: 0
Total: 29
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 58
Part-time students: 0
Total: 58

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 62
Additional Requirements:
Data not available.
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 29
Part time: 0
Total: 29

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
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Balance
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing conservation
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Genetics
Literacy
Anatomy and physiology
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
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:
Email 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: 2
Other: official transcript
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 150.35
Quantitative reasoning: 149.41
Analytical writing: 3.97
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.22-3.99
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 55
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 55
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 34
Part time: 0
Total: 34
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
7
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 6
Part-time students: 0
Total: 6
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 25
Part-time students: 0
Total: 25

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: 5
Part time: 0
Total: 5