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Western Carolina University

Last Modified: 9/5/2017
Communication Sciences & Disorders
158 Health & Human Sciences Building
3971 Little Savannah Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: (828)227-3381
Fax: (828)227-7456
E-mail Address: ogletree@wcu.edu
http://csd.wcu.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2013 - 2021)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2020

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire degree offered online:
No
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism
Dementia
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Interprofessional Practice/Interprofessional Education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $2,500
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $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 online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
126

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 40
Part time: 1
Total: 41

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Human Sciences
Program Director:
Bill Ogletree
Clinic Director:
Tracie Rice
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire degree offered online:
No
Part-time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Botswana - clinic opportunities with WCU CSD faculty/supervisors
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism
Dementia
Fluency
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Learning disabilities
Literacy
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (academic and clinical)
Interprofessional Practice/Interprofessional Education
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $2,500
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $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

Admission Contact:
Name: Tracie Rice
E-Mail Address: trice@wcu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 15
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Other: UG transcripts
Average GRE Score:
Verbal reasoning: 150
Quantitative reasoning: 152
Analytical writing: 4.5
Average GPA Score:
3.37-4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Prerequisite Offerings:
Yes, and anyone may register
Online Prerequisites:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 267
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 267
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 47
Part time: 0
Total: 47
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
16

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
30
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 30
Part-time students: 0
Total: 30
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 64
Part-time students: 0
Total: 64

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 63
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 26
Part time: 0
Total: 26