What is Speech Pathology at WVU like?
Students educated in speech-language pathology are expected to demonstrate excellence in academic and clinical areas upon completion of all required courses and clinic experiences.
Completion of the program involves five consecutive semesters for those with a background in speech-language pathology or seven consecutive semesters for those without.
The program provides academic and clinical training for professionals who assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent speech, language, voice and fluency (stuttering) problems. These disorders may be the result of a stroke, brain injuries, birth defects, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, mental retardation, dementia, hearing loss or socio-emotional problems.
Speech-language pathologists also work with people who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent or overcoming attention, memory or problem-solving difficulty. They select and implement augmentative or alternative communication systems for those with little or no speech, and evaluate and treat patients with swallowing disorders.
All applications for the MS in Speech-Language Pathology program must be submitted through through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To access CSDCAS, please visit portal.csdcas.org. It is only possible for admitted students to begin the MS in Speech-Language Pathology program in the fall semester.
Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.
Fall: February 1