• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.2 of the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences no longer requires the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission to the MS SHS program.

Acceptance into the MS SHS program is based on meeting the admissions criteria and an applicant’s readiness for the program as judged by the Admissions Committee.


Prospective MS SHS students can have undergraduate degrees in any subject and have completed the following prerequisite courses:

  • Biology 106 (L) or Biology 102 (L)
  • Chemistry 101 (L) or Physics 101 (L)
  • Psychology 105
  • Stats/Math 212

Application Timeline

The MS SHS program starts in the fall semester only. 

  • January 15, 2025 — Application deadline
  • January 31, 2025 — Supplemental application deadline
  • Spring — A select group of applicants are invited to interview for the program
  • Offers of admission extended March 14, 2025

Tuition and Out-of-State Applicants

Through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), enrolled students from participating states pay in-state tuition. Participating states: 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.

How to Apply

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences follows the WSU Graduate School Requirements for applicants.

Applications for admission are submitted online through CSDCAS.

Required Materials Include

Personal Statement

Submit personal statements that include experiences and achievements you are most proud of, a challenge that led to positive changes in your life, and preparations you have undertaken to meet the rigors of graduate school (500-word maximum).

Three Letters of Recommendation

Provide the names and contact information of three recommenders, including instructors, employers, and/or volunteer supervisors who know your work very well. They will upload their recommendations directly to CDCAS.


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