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. All application materials are due by January 15th of the admission year.  The GRE is not required for 2023 Admission.


Students should 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.

Individuals without undergraduate training in speech-language pathology or communicative disorders (e.g., undergraduate degrees in psychology, linguistics, education, and others) ARE eligible to apply to the Master’s program. However, 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, essentially leading to a 3-year MA program. The prerequisite 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.

Primary Criterion for Admission

  • Overall grade point average
  • Grade point average in the major
  • Combined verbal, quantitative, and writing GRE scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

How to Apply

Apply through CSDCAS Services

1. To apply through the CSDCAS Services, please click HERE.  The CSDCAS application portal is now open to accept applications.

2. All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:


CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471

3. The GRE code of University at Buffalo is 0760.

4. Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST

Phone – (617) 612-2030
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All application materials are due by January 15th