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Western Washington University

Last Modified: 10/31/2017
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

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:
Western Washington University Global Service Learning in Guatemala working with children with communication disorders.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency
Other
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:
97

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 42
Part time: 0
Total: 42

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 assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency
Other
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:
Name: Kelli Evans
E-Mail Address: SLP.Admissions@wwu.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
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score:
Verbal reasoning: 155.24
Quantitative reasoning: 150.47
Analytical writing: 4.35
Average GPA Score:
3.29-4
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Prerequisite Offerings:
Yes, and anyone may register
Online Prerequisites:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 206
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 206
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 34
Part time: 0
Total: 34
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
21

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
20
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 21
Part-time students: 0
Total: 21
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 41
Part-time students: 0
Total: 41

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 82
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total quarters: 7
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 20
Part time: 0
Total: 20

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 assessment
Audiologic (re)habilitation
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Implantable auditory / vestibular devices (i.e. cochlear; brainstem)
Psychoacoustics
Pediatric audiology
Other
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency
Other
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:
Name: Rieko Darling
E-Mail 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:
Verbal reasoning: 152
Quantitative reasoning: 147.7
Analytical writing: 4.3
Average GPA Score:
3.20-3.95
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Prerequisite Offerings:
Yes, and anyone may register
Online Prerequisites:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 12
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 12
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 9
Part time: 0
Total: 9
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
9

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total quarter credit hours: 169
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0