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Western Washington University

Last Modified: 11/1/2018
Communication Sci & Disorders
AI 394 MS9171
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-9171
Phone: (360)650-3885
Fax: (360)650-2843
E-mail Address: karen.peila@wwu.edu
http://www.wwu.edu/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MA) (2011 - 2019)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2018
Accreditation Review in Process/Accepting Public Comment

Candidate

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
Accreditation Candidate (clinical entry level AuD) (2017 - 2022)

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA), Other (Postbaccalaureate)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities and Social 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:
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Guatemala
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Aural (re)habilitation
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
International Service Learning Local Service Learning Autism Program
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
Other: application by declaration of major

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
93

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 49
Part time: 0
Total: 49

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Program Director:
Kimberly A Peters, Ph.D.
Clinic Director:
Lesley Stephens, M.A., Speech-Language Clinic Director
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 (re)habilitation
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Aural (re)habilitation
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
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:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: SLP.Admissions@wwu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 155.51
Quantitative reasoning: 148.77
Analytical writing: 4.26
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.21 - 4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 154
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 154
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 38
Part time: 0
Total: 38
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
10

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
20
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 21
Part-time students: 0
Total: 21
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 42
Part-time students: 0
Total: 42

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 82
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 21
Part time: 0
Total: 21

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Program Director:
Rieko Darling, Ph.D.
Clinic Director:
Rieko Darling, Ph.D., Audiology Clinic Director; Kimberly Peters, Ph.D., Aural Rehab Clinic Director
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 (re)habilitation
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Aural (re)habilitation
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic, clinical, supervision)
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:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: AuD.Admissions@wwu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
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
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 147.85
Quantitative reasoning: 145.54
Analytical writing: 3.96
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.01-3.90
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 16
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 16
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 11
Part time: 0
Total: 11
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
12
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 6
Part-time students: 0
Total: 6
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 8
Part-time students: 0
Total: 8

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 159
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 15
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0