Exceptional, High-Quality Academic Programs, Students and Faculty

Rigorous accreditation processes and a commitment to high standards ensure the high quality of academic programs in Western Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services. U.S. News & World Report ranks the doctoral degree in audiology and the master's degrees in occupational therapy, physician assistant and speech pathology in the top 50 programs of their kind. Master's degrees in social work and rehabilitation counseling are consistently ranked in the top 100.

With outstanding grade point averages and strong abilities in science, math and written and verbal expression, College of Health and Human Services students demonstrate the leadership, motivation, compassion and skill that will characterize their professional practice.

Highly qualified, dedicated instructors make the most of that potential. They employ progressive approaches to education, support and encourage students, and challenge them to succeed. Low faculty-to-student ratios provide high levels of interaction, while simulated learning opportunities prepare students for real-life experience.