Admission Requirements

The programs welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, and Western 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. 

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.

Graduate requirements

IMPORTANT (Nov. 9, 2020):
Due to the pandemic and the need to focus audiology resources on current students, we have made the difficult decision to suspend admissions to our Doctorate of Audiology program for the 2020-21 cycle, meaning we will not be accepting any new AuD students for the fall of 2021.

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 and GRE scores must be submitted through both the WMU application portal and the CSDCAS portal.  Please note that there are different GRE codes associated with each portal.  The GRE code for WMU is 1902, and the GRE code for CSDCAS is 6131.  Additional details regarding admissions can be found here:

Graduate Application