The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology {residential} at the University of Washington, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

As part of our accreditation requirements, we communicate and bi-annually update student outcome data for those students enrolled in our graduate programs. The student data are presented to ensure information is clearly and easily accessible to prospective students, parents, and other interested parties pertaining to:

  • Graduation Rates
  • National Praxis Exam Performance
  • Employment Rates

If you have any questions about this data, please contact the Academic and Student Services unit at shgradv@uw.edu or 206-685-7402.

Master of Science Data

Graduation / Program Completion Rates

Academic Year Total number of students who graduated Number of students who completed on time Number of students who completed late Number of students who did not complete the program Percentage of students who completed on time Percentage of students who completed the program 3 Year Completion Average
2021 42 42 0 0 100% 100% 99.2%
2020 40 37 3 1 92.5% 97.6%
2019 43 42 1 0 97.7% 100%

Praxis Exam Statistics

Data from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is used to report praxis examination pass rates and is current through December 2021. Please note that a passing score on the exam is 162 or greater, on a scale of 100-200.

Academic Year Number of students taking the exam Low Score High Score Median Score Number of students passing the exam Percent passing 3 Year Passing Average
2021 30 162 198 187.5 30 100% 100%
2020 31 174 200 185 31 100%
2019 38 171 198 187 38 100%

Graduate Employment Rates

Academic Year Number of graduates seeking employment Graduate Employed (Full or Part-Time) Percentage Employed 3 Year Employment Average
2021 42*

38/39 responders

(3 non-responders)

97.4% (90.5%) 98.27% (92.17%)
2020 42* 42 100%
2019 43*

37/38 responders

(5 non-responders)

97.4%* (86.0%)

*M.S. graduates are surveyed twice regarding employment outcomes; at the time of graduation and six months post-graduation. The employment rates in this chart represent the employment outcomes for survey responders only. Data is current as of April 2022.

  • For 2021 graduates, our 6-month post graduation survey response rate was 93% (3 non-responders), all but one who responded had employment.
  • For 2020 graduates, our 6-month post graduation survey response rate was 100% (0 non-responders).
  • For 2019 graduates, our 6-month post-graduation survey response rate was 88% (5 non-responders), all but one who responded had employment.

Admission Statistics

  Autumn 2019 - Summer 2021 Autumn 2020 - Summer 2022 Autumn 2021 - Summer 2023
Total Number of
applications
364
178 MedSLP
186 CoreSLP
309
160 MedSLP
149 CoreSLP
338
181 MedSLP
157 EdSLP
Total Number Admitted 42
26 MedSLP
16 CoreSLP
34
26 MedSLP
8 CoreSLP
51
26 MedSLP
25 EdSLP
Percentage of Applicants
Admitted
11%
15% MedSLP
9% CoreSLP
11%
16% MedSLP
5% CoreSLP
15%
14% MedSLP
17% EdSLP
Number of Female Students Admitted 36 32 47
Number of Male Students Admitted 5 2 3
Number of Gender Neutral Students Admitted 1 0 1
Number of Underrepresented Minorities Admitted* 4 3 8
Number Who Received Some Type of Financial Support** 9 17 20
Average GRE Scores: Verbal Reasoning 158
75th %ile
156
71st %ile
N/A***
Average GRE Scores: Quantitative Reasoning 154
52nd %ile
153
48th %ile
N/A***
Average GRE Scores:
Analytical Writing
4.5
range (3.5-5.5)
4.5
range (4-5)
N/A***
Average GPA- last 90
credits
3.89
(range 3.51 - 4.00)
3.89
(range 3.34 - 4.00)
3.86
(range 3.50 - 4.00)
Average GPA -
Cumulative
3.82
(range 3.02 - 4.00)
3.83
(range 3.41 - 4.00)
3.84
(range 3.33 - 4.00)

* When status is known.
** Department scholarships/grants. Does not include work study.
***GRE no longer used in admissions process.

Current/Enrolled Student Statistics

  Autumn 2019 - Summer 2020 Autumn 2020 -  Summer 2021 Autumn 2021 -  Summer 2022
Total Number of Enrolled Students 84
51 MedSLP
33 CoreSLP
80
55 MedSLP
24 CoreSLP

86
52 MedSLP
9 CoreSLP
25 EdSLP

Number of 1st year students 42
26 MedSLP
17 CoreSLP
34
26 MedSLP
8 CoreSLP

51
26 MedSLP
0 CoreSLP
25 EdSLP

Number of 2nd year students 43
26 MedSLP
17 CoreSLP
43
27 MedSLP
16 CoreSLP

35
26 MedSLP
9 CoreSLP
0 EdSLP

Number of 3rd year students N/A 3
3 MedSLP
0 CoreSLP
N/A
Number of Female Students 76 70 79
Number of Male Students 7 9 6
Number of Gender Neutral Students 1 1 1
Number Underrepresented Minorities* 9 9 11
Number Who Took A Leave During Program 1 1 0
Number Who Dropped Out of Program 0 0 0
Number Dismissed From The Program 0 0 0

* When status is known