Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders


ADMISSION TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCESAND 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 Sciencesand 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. Grade Point: 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.
  2. Provide a Graduation Record Examination (GRE) score.
  3. Calculation of Admission Scores.
    1. Cumulative Grade Point Average as determined from the above criteria multiplied by 200 (i.e., last 60 hrs. GPA x 200); and
    2. Verbal and Quantitative scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (i.e., last 60 hrs. GPA x 200 + V + Q = 1,425 minimum) ; and
    3. The Analytical Writing Score from the Graduate Record Examination (CSD) will be considered separately.

    *1425 POINTS IS THE MINIMUM TOTAL FOR CONSIDERATION; HOWEVER, A TOTAL OF 1425 POINTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION.

  4. 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. (Forms are available from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the CSD web page www.selu.edu/csd/Graduate).
  5. Application Deadlines: All application materials must be completed and on file by March 1st for fall admission and by October 1st for spring admission. The Program's Graduate Admissions Committee determines admission to the CSD program.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


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