Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.)

Western Michigan University's Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology is a two-year professional graduate degree. We have designed this full-time residential program to prepare you with the knowledge, judgment and problem solving skills necessary to provide high quality services and leadership in speech-language pathology. Our goal is to enable you to work effectively in an ever-changing world.

As part of the degree program, you must successfully complete all academic and clinical practicum requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Certificate of Clinical Competence.

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Admission requirements

In addition to the information listed below, please see the department's admissions page for instructions and additional requirements for applying. Applicants must have:

  • At least one course or transcript credit in each of the following areas: life sciences, physical sciences, social or behavioral sciences and statistics.

  • At least three semester credit hours in behavioral or social sciences.

  • At least 15 semester credit hours, or the equivalent, of courses that provide information on basic human communication processes, including at least one course each in phonetics, speech and language development, and the science of speech and hearing.

  • At least 12 semester credit hours, or the equivalent, of coursework in speech, language, and hearing disorders.

  • GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study and in all undergraduate audiology and speech-language pathology coursework.

  • Note on the GRE: The MA-SLP program has moved to holistic admissions and no longer requires GRE scores.