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2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Preparation Program

Location(s): WWU - Bellingham

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Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

49-50 Credits


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a post-baccalaureate program for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Such students currently hold a degree outside the discipline of speech, language, and hearing science or those who hold a CSD degree that was completed five or more years ago. This program is designed to prepare such students for graduate-level study in speech-language pathology or audiology. The program is a 4-quarter lockstep program beginning fall quarter.  Courses are taken sequentially through the year, including summer quarter.

The program is administered by the Outreach and Continuing Education division of Western Washington University and is self-supporting with a tuition rate that differs from that of regularly enrolled undergraduate students. It is important to note that acceptance into this post-baccalaureate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. Completion of the Western Washington University post-baccalaureate program qualifies students for consideration for admission to our master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology or similar graduate programs in other universities.

Why Consider a Post-Baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders?



 Contact Information

Department Office
Academic Instructional Center 394

Dr. Jennifer Thistle

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How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

If you are interested in applying to the post-baccalaureate program, please contact Jenny Hebert, 360-650-7780, for an application packet.

Admissions and Application Requirements:
  • An undergraduate degree in a major other than speech pathology/audiology
  • A completed application form
  • Resume (font size no smaller than 11 and one-inch margins for all materials)
  • A copy of a sealed official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A one-page statement of purpose
  • A non-refundable $60 application fee made out to WWU
  • Review and recommendation by the CSD faculty

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

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