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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Speech and Hearing Sciences: Graduate Application

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ Master of Science degree program in speech-language pathology is a member of 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 fall enrollment. All supporting materials and official transcripts are sent to the Graduate School, not to the department.

Submit your application here.

A complete file contains:

  • A completed application. Note: if you are applying for 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. 
  • Essay: Applicants must submit an essay (maximum 500 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)
  • Application fee
  • Resume

**The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is transitioning to a recommendation grid as our new recommendation letter format. Referees must download and complete the grid before uploading online.

Recommendation grid


All students are required to complete a statistics course. This is considered a prerequisite, and not part of the graduate program, although the course may be taken at graduate level.


The following will be uploaded to the Graduate School:

  • Application (online)
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendations (3)
  • GRE scores (Inst. Code: 4705)
  • Resume

*If you are accepted, official transcripts will be requested to be sent to:

Graduate School
P.O. Box 641030
Stadium Way
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.