Speech and Hearing Sciences: Graduate Application
The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ Master of Science degree program in speech-language pathology has been approved for membership in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). The WRGP allows students to enroll at participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition. The participating states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
You must submit the online application by January 10 and supporting materials by February 1 for summer/fall enrollment. All supporting materials and official transcripts are sent to the Graduate School, not to the department.
A complete file contains:
- A completed application. Note: if you are applying for summer/fall enrollment, be sure to mark both on the application and mark “yes” on the items that immediately follow on the application to indicate your intention to enroll for fall. If you are accepted and choose not to attend summer school, you can simply enroll for fall. If you wish to begin in summer, you can do so if you have checked “summer.”
- Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a statement (maximum 350 words) highlighting experiences about which you are most proud, a challenge that led to positive changes in your life, and preparations you have undertaken to meet the rigors of graduate school.
- Three letters of recommendation** (written within the last calendar year)
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Note: transcripts must be sent from the attended college/university to the WSU Graduate School
- GRE scores (Inst. Code: 4705)
- Don’t forget the application fee
**Letters of Recommendation can be submitted online when the e-mail address of your reference is entered at time of filling out the online application. If your reference would prefer to send a written letter of recommendation, address the letter or forward it onto the Graduate School.
All students are required to complete a statistics course. This is considered a prerequisite, and not part of the graduate program, although course may be taken at graduate level.
Your letter of intent and introduction should include a discussion of your educational background, experiences related to speech pathology, and professional interests and goals.
You may wish to consider asking for more than three letters of recommendation, so you are sure to have the minimum number. Some people forget, some procrastinate, and some lose things.
WHERE TO SEND WHAT
Send these items to the Graduate School:
- Application (online)
- Application fee
- Official transcripts
- Letter of Intent and Introduction/Statement
- Letters of Recommendations (3)
- GRE scores (Inst. Code: 4705)
P.O. Box 641030
French Administration Building, Room 324
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-1030
The SHS department is able to access application materials sent to the Graduate School.
- Undergraduate Program
- Post baccalaureate Program
- Graduate Program
- Speech Language Pathologists
Graduate Program Coordinator