Admission Requirements and Criteria
ADMISSION TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS (CSD) IS COMPETITIVE AND ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED.
Meeting the minimum admission requirements listed below does not guarantee admission to the program. CSD allows students to enroll ONLY under Regular and Unclassified admission status. To be considered for regular admission to the Master of Science program in Communication Sciences & Disorders, an applicant must hold an undergraduate degree. In addition to holding an undergraduate degree and meeting University requirements, to receive Regular admission status an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
1. Initially satisfy all of Southeastern Louisiana University graduate admission requirements (Consult the Southeastern General Catalogue for admission requirements), submit an application for admission to the University and pay the application fee.
2. Grade Point:
A minimum of a 2.75 GPA on the last two years (approximately 60 – 70 semester hours or 90 –100 quarter hours) of upper level undergraduate academic course work.
3. Provide a Graduation Record Examination (GRE) score.
4. Obtain a score of at least 1,425 points based on the formula:
(200 x GPA*) + GRE Verbal Score + GRE Quantitative Score = 1,425
*Last 60 hours
The GRE scores used in the above calculation are based on scores issued prior to August 2011. If you have taken the GRE after July 2011 you will need to convert your scores using the concordance table located on the GRE website.
Example: Verbal - 162 (test taken after July 2011) converts to 640
Quantitative - 152 (test taken after July 2011) converts to 670
The Analytical Writing Score from the Graduate Record Examination (CSD) will be considered separately.
1,425 POINTS IS THE MINIMUM TOTAL FOR CONSIDERATION; HOWEVER, A TOTAL OF 1,425 POINTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION.
5. Letters of Reference Forms:
Three Letters of Reference Forms must be submitted by individuals who are familiar with the student's potential for completing a graduate program in communication disorders.
Program Application Deadlines
All application materials must be completed and on file by
- March 1 for fall admission and
- October 1 for spring admission
Students without a CSD undergraduate degree:
Students who have not completed an undergraduate program in speech, language and hearing must complete CSD 201, 205, 212, 213, 309, 327, 328, and 415. Nine hours of undergraduate prerequisite CSD course work must be completed prior to enrollment in graduate CSD course work.
Criminal Background Check:
Students who have been accepted into the CSD graduate program will be required to complete a criminal background check at their expense as a requirement of Regular Admission status.