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APPLY FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS
IN SPEECH & HEARING SCIENCES

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences admits for fall semester only.

Since application fees are nonrefundable, please check with WSU Spokane Admissions (509-358-7531) before you apply if you're unsure about which semester or application form to use.

For Incoming Freshmen Apply to Washington State University*

The Program in Speech and Hearing Sciences in Spokane is a bachelor-completion program. Incoming freshmen will apply to the Pullman campus and complete their first two years of undergraduate coursework there.

*If you are currently a WSU Pullman student, it is not necessary to reapply to WSU.

Want more information?

Check out the admissions office Apply website. Click on the red "Freshman" square.

Questions on advising in Pullman?

Contact the Center for Pre-Health Advising ».

For All Other Students

Apply to the program in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Online applications are preferred, but PDF files are available for download and printing if necessary.

1. Transfer/Postbaccalaureate Students - Fall 2014

Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.

Postbaccalaureate students use this application if you already have a bachelor's degree and will be earning an additional undergraduate degree or certification, or are taking courses in preparation for a graduate degree. If you have graduated from WSU within the last year, you do not need to reapply. Please contact the department.

Want more information?

Check out the admissions office Apply website. Click on the black "Transfer" square.

2. International Students - Fall 2014

Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Undergraduate only.

Want more information?

Check out the admissions office Apply website. Click on the gray "International" square.

3. Former WSU Students - Fall 2014

Use this application if you previously enrolled at any WSU campus and have been away for more than one semester. (If you were not in good academic standing your last semester at WSU, you may need to be reinstated.)

Want more information?

Check out the admissions office Apply website. Click on the light gray "Returning" square.

4. Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Use this application if you don't intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, to transfer to another college, or for a teaching endorsement.

Want more information?

Check out the admissions office Apply website. Click on the light gray "Non-Degree" square.

Application Deadlines for 2014-2015

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences follows the application deadlines as determined by WSU Admissions. To secure your admission to the program, you should have your application in by these deadlines to ensure consideration.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences may consider applications received after the deadline as space allows. If you have questions on the application process please contact our Academic Coordinator at 509-358-7691, or by email at speechhearing@wsu.edu.

APPLY FOR THE MASTER OF ARTS IN
SPEECH & HEARING SCIENCES IN
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

You must submit the online application by January 10 and supporting materials by February 1 for summer/fall enrollment and September 1 for January enrollment (January admission is possible on a space available basis.) All supporting materials and official transcripts are sent to the Graduate School, not to the department.

A complete file contains:

  • A completed application. Note: if you are applying for summer/fall enrollment, be sure to mark both on the application and mark “yes” on the items that immediately follow on the application to indicate your intention to enroll for fall. If you are accepted and choose not to attend summer school, you can simply enroll for fall. If you wish to begin in summer, you can do so if you have checked “summer.”
  • A letter of Intent and Introduction/Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation** (written within the last calendar year)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Note: transcripts must be sent from the attended college/university to the WSU Graduate School
  • GRE scores (Inst. Code: 4705, Dept. Code: 0620)
  • Don’t forget the application fee

**Letters of Recommendation can be submitted online when the e-mail address of your reference is entered at time of filing out the online application. If your reference would prefer to send a written letter of recommendation, address the letter or forward it onto the Graduate School.

Important Notice: Washington State University’s graduate program in speech and hearing sciences is operated in cooperation with Eastern Washington University’s graduate program in communication disorders. This cooperative program is the University Programs in Communication Disorders or UPCD. Applicants applying to both university programs must indicate their preference for admission, WSU, EWU, or no preference. These applicants are ranked by a joint UPCD admissions committee. The highest ranked applicants will receive offers from WSU or EWU based on the applicant's expressed preference. If the applicant’s preferred program has filled its seat limit with higher ranked applicants, that applicant will be offered admission by the other university, assuming it has not filled its seats with higher ranked applicants. A common waiting list will be maintained of applicants who applied to both programs. Wait-listed applicants will be admitted by rank to one of the two programs as seats became available. Applicants must submit online applications to each university for consideration by both universities.

Applicants who apply to only one of the two university programs will be evaluated only by faculty from that university. If that university has filled its seat limit with higher ranked applicants, that applicant will be placed on the wait list for a possible opening by that university.

All students are required to complete a statistics course. This is considered a prerequisite, and not part of the graduate program, although course may be taken at graduate level.

Your letter of intent and introduction should include a discussion of your educational background, experiences related to speech pathology, and professional interests and goals.

You may wish to consider asking for more than three letters of recommendation, so you are sure to have the minimum number. Some people forget, some procrastinate, and some lose things.

Where to send what

Send these items to the Graduate School:

  • Application (online)
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of Intent and Introduction/Statement
  • Letters of Recommendations (3)
  • GRE scores (Inst. Code: 4705, Dept. Code: 0620)

Graduate School
Stadium Way
French Administration Building, Room 324
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-1030

The SHS department is able to access application materials sent to the Graduate School.

CONTACT US

Main Office:
Health Sciences Building, room 125X

Undergraduate Program
509-358-7513
speechhearing@wsu.edu

Graduate Program
509-358-7602
speech.hear.grad@wsu.edu