Location: Cullowhee, Main Campus
Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, required courses
Full-Time, 30 Person Cohort
App. Deadline: Feb. 1 - Fall Admit Only
63 Credit Hours, 21 Months to Complete
100% praxis pass rate and employment
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The Speech Language Pathology graduate program is a highly competitive, full-time program made up of a 30 person cohort. The application deadline for all students in Feburary 15, as cohorts begin in the Fall of each year.
At the time of matriculation, applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree and completed all ASHA pre-requisite courses (a biological science course, a chemistry or physics course, a social science course, and a statistics course).
The competitive applicant will have the following:
Applicants must complete Western Carolina University’s Graduate School application and pay the application fee.
Altus Suite - admissions assessments of non-cognitive skills
All applicants applying to the Communication Sciences and Disorders department, at Western Carolina University are required to complete an online suite of assessments (Altus Suite), to assist with our selection process for the 2021-2022 Application Cycle.
Altus Suite consists of a two part online assessment of non-cognitive skills, interpersonal characteristics, and personal values and priorities that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. Altus Suite will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing Altus Suite, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
Altus Suite consists of:
You will register for Altus Suite for the US Professional Health Sciences test (CSP-10101).
Access www.TakeAltus.com to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements (*please note only certain dates are avaialable for testing with the final test date being January 20, 2022*), and the Altus Suite assessments.
Complete the GRE.
The application deadline is February 1st. All application materials must be submitted to WCU Graduate School by that date.
All of the following application materials must be submitted through WCU application portal.
Speech Language Pathology practice requires certain aptitude, abilities, and skills to ensure success and client safety. Students accepted into the program must attest to meeting these essential functions.
Citizens of other countries, whose degrees are not from U.S. institutions, must have their transcripts and full course descriptions translated into English and evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service such as World Education Services. International applicants from countries where English is not the primary language must submit a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and provide a statement of financial responsibility.
If you have questions about the application process and status of your application, you may contact Dr. Leigh Odom (email@example.com).
If you have questions about improving your application to reapply in the future, you may contact Laura Trivette (firstname.lastname@example.org).