Eastern Washington University

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department Website www.ewu.edu/chsph/programs/communication-sciences-and-disorders

The graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Washington state Department of Education. The M.S. degree in Communication Disorders leads to professional certification in speech-language pathology by ASHA and Washington state licensure. The graduate program consists typically of five semesters of study (including one summer term) where students create individualized programs of academic and clinical study. Clinical assignments for the first two semesters are primarily in the on-site Hearing and Speech Clinic. Further practicum assignments may be made to clinical sites within the greater Spokane metropolitan area. In the final semester, students complete full-time internships in off-campus clinical sites located throughout the Pacific Northwest, the remaining United States, and Canada. A large range of clinical and educational settings are available for off-site internships.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department utilizes the Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application System (CSDCAS) for all graduate applications as well as an additional application to the university. Materials will be submitted via the CSDCAS program and will be evaluated by members of the faculty. All materials will be due to CSDCAS by January 1. Students whose undergraduate major was not speech-language pathology must complete a post-baccalaureate curriculum of select undergraduate courses prior to applying to graduate study. There are no special WICHE/WRGP requirements or deadlines. A separate letter sent to the department indicating that the applicant wishes to be considered for WRGP is requested. The program is highly competitive. 

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Lesli Cleveland, PhD
Program Director
Communication Disorders
310 N. Riverpoint Boulevard, Box B
Spokane, WA 99202
509.828.1328
lcleveland@ewu.edu

Degrees Available