Master of Science in Communications Disorders / Speech-Language Pathology
Western Kentucky University

Program Details

The online MS in Communicatons Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology degree program from Western Kentucky University is designed to prepare professional speech-language pathologists to meet the needs of the communicatively handicapped in hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, and schools. It is also designed to meet the academic and clinical requirements of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, leading to a national certification and state licensure. 


  • GRE or GMAT required
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the profession, OR outside of the profession and the following courses: Normal Speech & Language Development, Science of Speech & Hearing, Phonetics, Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Speech Anatomy & Physiology, Audiology, Diagnostic or Assessment Procedures
  • Average GPA for the last 60 credit hours of college coursework of 3.5
  • Clinical observation through a university program (25 hours of clinical observation supervised by a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist) is preferred but not required
  • Prerequisite courses in Biological Science, Physical Science, Social Science, and Statistics
  • Written essay 
  • 3 references
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Finalists may be contacted to provide a short video presentation and/or interview to assess interpersonal communication

Special Accreditation

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA-ASHA)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges