Admission Requirements



Minimum Admission Requirements

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, meet University requirement, and satisfy the following requirements:


1. Satisfy all of Southeastern's 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 Average:

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. A score of at least 1,425 points based on the formula:

(200 x GPA*) + GRE Verbal Score + GRE Quantitative Score = 1,425

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.

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 for consideration. It does not guarantee admission.


5. Letters of Reference:

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

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.