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Communication Sciences and Disorders

CHHS Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Stan CookeFaculty and Students Present at National ASHA ConventionMay 2015 - Undergraduate Campus CelebrationUFT Graduation CeremonyStudy Abroad January 2013 Impact BelizeUFT Graduation CeremonyClinic Bootcamp 2015

Dr. Stan Cooke - CHHS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony May 2, 2014

Dr. Cooke came to WKU in 1975 to develop the undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. His contributions to the department, WKU, and the profession of Speech Language Pathology made him a perfect candidate for the CHHS Hall of Fame.

May 2015 - Undergraduate Campus Celebration

UFT Graduation Ceremony

Faculty participating in a special graduation ceremony in New York City for those in the UFT Distance Master's Degree Cohort

Study Abroad January 2013 - Impact Belize

CD Students administering the Goldman Fristoe to a child in Belize to determine if articulation errors were present and also to analyze the differences in the Kreol language articulation patterns

UFT Graduation Ceremony

Instructor Angel Tapia awards student for academic achievement in Distance Master’s Degree Cohort.

Clinic Bootcamp 2015

Distance students from web cohorts traveled from around the world to complete the Clinic Internship course which is the only on-campus requirement for their Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree.

The Mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at WKU prepares students to be knowledgeable, productive and engaged leaders in professional practice. Our department provides a dynamic academic foundation to students across the globe through opportunities for lifelong learning, service and research.

About the Department

The Communication Disorders (CD) program at WKU was established in 1975. The department is a part of the College of Health and Human Services.  Distance Learning opportunities were added to the program in 1999 and have expanded to allow students to complete a Pre-SLP program, earn a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Rank I Certificate online. Expansion in the department also included adding the American Sign Language Studies and Cross Cultural Communication in Healthcare programs.  The department name was changed to Communication Sciences and Disorders in July 2013.

The M.S. (Master's Degree) education program in speech-language pathology at Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Click on the academic program offerings listed to the right to find out more details regarding the many options our department has to offer. 


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #41030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
Phone # (270) 745-4541
Fax # (270) 745-3441

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