The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) Program in Communication Disorders is a two-year, full time program leading to eligibility for certification/licensure in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology, and Kentucky Teacher Certification in Communication Disorders. Since this program leads to initial teacher certification, the criteria and guidelines set by Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB; 16 KAR 5:020) must be met/followed. Application forms are available online at the Graduate Education and Research website,. The Communication Disorder admission requirements are described in the current EKU Graduate catalog: .
Admission to EKU Honors is a competitive process. Students with a strong academic background who show the potential for excellence in college coursework are encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit an online application, which includes a résumé, an essay, and a letter of recommendation by the application deadline, which is by 5:00 pm EST on the second Monday of January each year. Each application is holistically reviewed by a team of Honors faculty and staff, who take into consideration each part of the application, as well as unweighted high school GPA and ACT scores. The Fall 2016 incoming freshman class had an average unweighted high school GPA of 3.88 and an average ACT of 29.1.
I don’t know my EKU email address. How do I apply?
You will need to log into EKU Direct using your EKU ID number. There are instructions for how to access EKU Direct, including what your initial PIN number is, at the top of the EKU Direct page. Please visit for information on obtaining your EKU email address.
Do you have a wait list or rolling admissions?
We review all applications at one time after the application deadline, and we make our admission decisions at one time. All students who apply to EKU Honors, regardless of when they apply, will receive a decision letter at the same time (typically mid-February). We do not have a wait list for applications or for students who were not accepted.
If you are waiting on your official acceptance from EKU, you are welcome to work on the parts of the Honors application (résumé and essay) and save them to upload to your application. You may also request your letter of recommendation at this time; however, your recommender will not be able to submit your letter without your EKU ID number.
The Dan Mason Broadcasting and Electronic Media Endowed Scholarship was instituted in May of 2005 by Dan Masden (Mason), a 1973 EKU graduate in broadcasting who has served as an adviser and consultant to companies in the radio broadcasting industry since his retirement from Infinity Radio in 2002. Currently the award is for $1,000. and is for a Broadcasting and Electronic Media major with a major GPA of 3.0 and an overall GPA of at least a 2.5. The student must be in good standing at EKU at the time of the award and during the term in which it is received. The student must submit a short essay (500-1,000 words) on how these funds would enhance their opportunities in the field and share their aspirations after graduation. Applications are available in the Communication Department Office, Combs 317. Deadline for 2017 applications is February 27.
I’m a current EKU student, and I never knew EKU Honors existed when I first came to EKU. Can I join Honors as a current student?
Of course! Just apply as a current EKU student during our next application cycle.
See link for approved EKU study abroad experiencesHOW TO APPLY for the Layne-Wood Endowed Scholarship Fund: Applications are accepted and reviewed annually by a committee of faculty in History, Political science, and English.
I’m transferring to EKU, and I’m a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Does that mean that I can automatically transfer into EKU Honors?
Automatic transfers are reserved only for those students who are members of an honors program or college at their current institution. While we commend you for your academic achievements and selection to Phi Theta Kappa, this does not qualify you for automatic transfer. However, you are welcome to apply as a transfer student during our next application cycle.
Why wasn’t I accepted?
Our applicant pool continues to grow and become more competitive each year, and we are limited in the number of incoming freshmen we can accept each year. We have a holistic application process that includes the review of each student’s résumé, essay, and letter of recommendation by the selection committee, and no one thing necessarily propels a student to the top of the list, nor does any one thing necessarily leave a student out of EKU Honors.
I haven’t been accepted to EKU yet, and the deadline is soon. What should I do?
You must be accepted to EKU before you can apply to EKU Honors. It is your responsibility to plan ahead to ensure that you allow EKU enough time to process your application and send you your EKU ID number before the EKU Honors deadline. Please remember that EKU closes in late December each year for a period of 7-10 business days, and applications are not processed during this time.
Sometimes plans change. If you have applied for admission to EKU within the past 12 months, and you now need to change your original application, you do not need to reapply using the full electronic admissions application. .
EKU is now a member of the Common Application! Please use this option if you are a new freshman and plan to apply through the Common Application. to EKU.