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Speech-Language Pathology

Western Kentucky University

24 months
Duration
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
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About

This Speech-Language Pathology program at Western Kentucky University is designed to prepare professional speech-language pathologists to meet the needs of the communicatively handicapped in hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, and schools. It is also designed to meet the academic and clinical requirements of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Overview

What is a Speech Language Pathologist?

Speech-Language Pathologists, also known as Speech Therapists or Speech Pathologists, are health service providers who evaluate and diagnose disorders associated with speech, language, cognition, communication, and swallowing in individuals from infants to geriatrics. 

They work with a wide variety of people, including: those who cannot articulate speech sounds or produce them clearly, have difficulties understanding and using language, problems with fluency or rhythm of speech such as stuttering, difficulty with feeding or swallowing, vocal quality problems such as hoarseness, inappropriate pitch, and resonance issues like cleft palate, individuals who wish to achieve better communication skills through accent reduction, and cognitive communication impairments dealing with problem solving, memory, and attention.

To be employed as a speech-language pathologist, a Western Kentucky University graduate degree is required.  Some states allow, in some settings, those holding a Bachelor's degree to work as a Speech-Language Pathology assistant.

In what settings do Speech Language Pathologists work?

Speech-Language Pathologists have an infinite amount of settings they can pursue during their career. Settings they could possibly work in include but are not limited to public or private schools, hospitals, private practice, short and long term health care facilities, adult day care centers, college and universities, home health agencies, state and local health departments, community clinics, rehabilitation centers, centers for persons with developmental disabilities, and research laboratories.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methodology in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Early Intervention in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Seminar in Language Disorders of Childhood
  • Dysfluency
  • Aphasia
  • Voice Disorders
  • Speech Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.5
GRE admission requirements GRE®
143 (verbal)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and Fee: Submit an application with a $95 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Original copy/copies of transcripts/marksheets in English for evaluation by the Graduate School (must be supplied by the institution)
  • Transcripts are evaluatedby the Graduate School
  • NOTE: any international transfer work requires an external evaluation by a NACES member institution; students are responsible for having this evaluation completed (only needed if the students wants to transfer graduate credit from a non-US institution)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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