• A woman conducting a hearing test on another woman.
  • Students and professor collaborating around a computer.
  • Students and instructor hooking a test dummy up to equipment.
  • A professor lectures a class with a visual aid.
  • Photo of a man hooked up to a computer with electronic leads.

The faculty and staff of Western Michigan University's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology are committed to educating the next generation of speech, language and hearing professionals through unique academic, research and clinical opportunities. Through this program, students enhance their knowledge and develop essential skills and competencies in evaluation, diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention, as well as research, education and administration. Our graduates are maximally effective in providing clinical services to individuals of all ages with speech, language and hearing impairments.

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Time to Register for the 33rd Van Riper Lecture Series

Part II :  Evolution of the Evidence-Base in Dysphagia:  Where We Started, Where We are Now, and Where We are Headed - Friday October 16

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Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology Graduate Program Open House and Visit Days.

The Department invites prospective graduate students to campus for tours and orientations.  Three opportunities are scheduled for Fall Semester 2015, two Visit Days and one Open House. 

On Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 from noon to 4 p.m., we will have an Open House.  Here, you can find a printable Open House flier  with more details and RSVP information.

Prospective SPPA graduate students may also learn about the programs by attending a Visit Day short tour and orientation. Here you can find a printable Visit Days flier with more details and RSVP information.

    Visit Day: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 —1 to 3 p.m.

    Visit Day: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 —1 to 3 p.m.



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