University of Washington

Speech-Language Pathology

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The Core Speech-Language Pathology (CoreSLP) Master of Science degree program is a full-time, two-year program which provides the depth and breadth of foundational knowledge and skills pertinent to the practice of speech-language pathology. The program prepares students for professional careers in speech-language pathology across a variety of clinical practice areas and settings. The work settings including early childhood programs, schools, outpatient clinics, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals.

The University of Washington's CoreSLP program ranks 3rd nationally in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools and is also accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program provides: 

Program entry occurs only in Autumn quarter and we admit approximately 18 students each year. The CoreSLP application deadline is January 15. Letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and unofficial transcripts are required for applications to be complete. It is highly recommended that students begin the process well in advance of the deadline. All students are considered for financial aid based on academic merit and performance.

The WRGP resident tuition rate is only granted after successful application to the program. Admitted applicants will be contacted by an advisor for WRGP materials subsequent to accepting their offer of admission. Eligibility requirements are: 1) legal residency in one of the eligible western WICHE states, and 2) a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to applicants from WICHE states over those from other states.

Applicants should indicate their eligibility for the WRGP program in their application for admission. If accepted, students will be expected to provide the following: 

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

Chrissie Chang or Rakeb Million
Graduate Program Advisors
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Washington
1417 NE 42nd Street
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 685-7402

Degrees Available