Admission Requirements

Our programs welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, and Western Michigan University has a variety of resources to help support students.  These include the Division of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of LGBT Student Services.

WMU uses an online application system for undergraduate and graduate applications. More information is below.

Undergraduate requirements

Application to our speech, language and hearing sciences program is competitive. To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Apply and be accepted at WMU.
  • Complete at least 40 semester hours of general university coursework and earn a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Meet with our undergraduate advisor.
  • Submit the Department Application by Feb. 1 for fall enrollment. (Updated application available Oct. 1, 2021.)


Graduate requirements

IMPORTANT (Aug. 24, 2021): Admission to the audiology program has been suspended through fall 2023.

In addition to the University's graduate application, applicants must also complete an application through the CSDCAS portal, which can be found here. Official transcripts must be submitted through both the WMU application portal and the CSDCAS portal. Additional details regarding admissions can be found here:

Audiology (Au.D.)  Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.)  GRADUATE APPLICATION