The primary criterion for admission to the Master’s program in CDS-Speech-Language Pathology is the applicant’s apparent ability to progress satisfactorily in the program, as determined by the admissions committee.
Students should also be aware of prerequisites for participating in clinical practicum when beginning the application process.
Many applicants to the Master’s program hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology. Thus, many applicants will have completed basic course sequences in speech and hearing sciences and in behavioral sciences along with significant work in disorders of communication. However, individuals without undergraduate training in speech-language pathology or communicative disorders also are eligible to apply to the Master’s program. For these individuals, admission to the Master’s program in speech-language pathology may be granted with the provision that the required undergraduate, prerequisite courses are satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses. The undergraduate prerequisites can be obtained in one year of full-time study and the coursework is described under Graduate Applicants with an Undergraduate Major other than Communicative Disorders.
Admissions decisions are made during the spring semester for admission the following fall.
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