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Speech Pathology

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administrative contact

Melissa Mitchell
phone: 304-293-6817

program contact

Mary Ellen Tekiele Koay
phone: 304-293-2639
fax: 304-293-2905

Program Details

Program Description

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 a background in speech-language pathology. The program provides the 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.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Test Requirements: GRE

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: January 15
  • Spring Deadline: Fall enrollment only
  • Summer Deadline: Fall enrollment only


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.