Admissions Requirements for Speech-Language Pathology M.S. Program

We are currently accepting applications for our January 15, 2024 Deadline

  • Students must apply through CSDCAS, The Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service provided by CAPCSD, Students log into - 
  • Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application to the program. Students must submit an official transcript(s) from all higher education institutions the student attended.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in prerequisite courses or their equivalent (Courses include: Phonetics, Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism, Typical Speech and Language Development, and Speech Science). Students should complete a minimum of three of these courses prior to applying to the graduate program. 
  • Students have to complete at least one course with a grade of C or higher in the following courses: Biology, Social Sciences, Statistics and either Chemistry or Physics. These areas are indicated in the Knowledge and Skills Assessment (KASA form Area IV-A) ( ). Coursework in statistics as well as in biological, physical, and social/behavioral sciences that is specifically related to communication sciences and disorders (CSD) may not be applied for certification purposes to this category unless the course fulfills a general university requirement in the statistics, biology, physical science, or chemistry areas.
  • Students must submit two recommendation letters.
  • Students must complete an admission essay included within the CSDCAS application.
  • Students must submit a resume and upload into the CSDCAS application.
  • GRE scores are not required any longer.
  • If eligible, students must complete a successful interview with the SLP admissions committee.

Admissions Requirements for Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) in Bilingual Education Extension (online)

  • Students must have completed a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. Their degree may be in any field. Each applicant must submit a personal statement that describes the applicant's special qualifications over and above those already cited on the degree application, including experience and how this program helps advance his or her professional and personal goals. In addition, a required online orientation must be completed by all applicants.
  • This program will only be open to either practicing professionally licensed in-service teachers seeking additional certifications or students currently enrolled in a teaching certification program.

Certificate candidates must also:

  • Provide official transcripts showing completion of and graduation from a master’s degree program or enrollment in such a program.
  • Either hold an initial, professional or permanent teaching certificate in any field or be enrolled in a teaching certification program.
  • Attain at least a 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all graduate courses taken at any institution(s) prior to matriculation into this program.
  • Complete and official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and receive a spoken proficiency ranking of Advanced Low or above.

Students are provided with a designated academic advisor who is accessible via telephone or e-mail. This full-time staff person provides advisement on academic issues and administrative protocol, as well as additional support related to distance education where applicable. In addition, all bilingual education specialist program faculty and the Program Coordinator are available to advise students regarding career issues and opportunities available to them. Students may also seek advice through the University’s Career Center.

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