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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Rank I Admission and Application Requirements


Applicants to the Rank I program must hold or be eligible to hold the Rank II Kentucky Teacher certification in Speech-Language Pathology.  If you are interested in the Rank I but are not currently teacher certified in speech-language pathology, you would first need to complete the Master's degree in speech-language pathology in order to be eligible to apply and be accepted.

All Rank I applicants must be admitted to WKU's Graduate Program. Click here to apply online. The Graduate School will notify the Department when you are accepted into the Rank I program of studies.

Once accepted, applicants may begin their Rank I program in any semester. You can search for classes through the WKU Schedule of Classes then register for class through WKU's TopNet. The length of time it takes a student to complete a Rank I depends on how many credit hours needed to attain 60 credit hours, course offerings, and your personal situation.

For further information, contact Dr. Lauren Bland at

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 Last Modified 9/25/14