The MS SLP program will start THIS fall of 2014. The Council on Academic Accreditation completed a Level 2 review of the department's application for candidacy for graduate education programs in speech-language pathology December 2-3, 2013 and we have been granted permission to enroll our first cohort of speech-language pathology students!
The following admission criteria will be followed:
For consideration to the program all admissions materials must be received by the university. Applications will be reviewed based on availability in the program and the program's admissions committee will rank eligible candidates for a limited number of admissions.
- For consideration to the program all admissions materials must be received by the university. Applications will be reviewed based on availability in the program and the program's admissions committee will rank eligible candidates for a limited number of admissions. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have:
- Completion of a Bachelors Degree with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in the prerequisite coursework
- For applicants with an undergraduate major other than in speech-language pathology (communication sciences and disorders), completion of the required pre-requisite courses with a grade of "B" or better.
- Credits for prerequisite courses from other universities may be accepted by the department if they contain equivalent information. Consideration of these course credits will be made only after an applicant is accepted into the graduate SLP program.
It is highly recommended that students complete the four pre-requisites prior to enrollment that are requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. These courses should provide the knowledge needed to be a successful speech-language pathologist.
Biological Sciences - at least one course from the following:
Human anatomy and physiology
Physical Science – one of the following:
Social/Behavioral Sciences – at least one course from the following:
For students without a background in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the completion of the following courses prior to enrollment in graduate school is strongly suggested.
Normal Language Development or Language Acquisition
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
Acoustics and Speech Science
General GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and writing) (taken within the last 5 years); no minimum GRE score is required.
- Personal written statement 1-2 pages in length.
- Professional vita or resume.
- Letters from three individuals willing to serve as a reference.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate sufficient mastery of English proficiency to be able to succeed as a graduate student and to practice the profession of speech-language pathology; and have a minimum score on the TOEFL of 610 (253 on computer-based), which must be received by the institution prior to the admission into the MS SLP graduate program.
- The anticipated application deadline for admission to the MS SLP graduate program will be June 1, 2014.
- After ranking eligible candidates, a personal interview may be conducted of the top ranked eligible candidates in the discretion of the program’s admissions committee.
Click below to view the MS SLP program Brochure:
Click below to view the Proposed Graduate Curriculum for the MS SLP program:
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MS SLP program admissions
For more information about regarding the future graduate admission process to the MS SLP program, please contact Dr. Christine Sapienza at email@example.com.
Essential Functions of a Speech-Language Pathologist Essential Functions 2014.pdf