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The Master of Science in Communication Disorders is designed to prepare professional speech pathologists to meet the needs of the communicatively impaired 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 national certification and state licensure.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Communication Disorders program is competitive. Individuals interested in applying should view the department website for additional information prior to applying.

To learn more, visit SLP Program Webpage

Program Requirements

For more information on the Communication Disorders program at WKU, visit the SLP Program Webpage.


WKU offers a Pre-SLP Program for students who lack the 8 prerequisite courses required for admission to the WKU Master's degree program.

Additional Information

For additional information including admission procedures, program requirements and more, visit the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The Communication Disorders Department at Western Kentucky University (WKU) was established in 1975, and accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in 1993.

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