Speech Pathology and Audiology Admission Criteria

Program Code SPA
Degree M.A.
School College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Minimum GPA 3.00 on a 4.0 scale
General Requirements Statement of Purpose
Program-Specific Requirements Strong Letters of Recommendation (2) e.g. former professor, supervisor
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
CSDCAS Application Opens: September with rolling reviews of applications
Application Deadline June 15th

Application Process:

Step 1: Complete and submit CSDCAS application

SCSU Program CSDCAS Application

Step 2: The graduate school reviews and determine candidacy to the graduate school

Step 3: Approved applications by the graduate school are forwarded to the Graduate Admissions Committee in the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department for final review and determination of candidacy

Step 4: Candidate receives decision letter from the Graduate Admissions Committee in the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department

Step 5: Candidate must respond as soon as possible of their decision to accept or reject admission into the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department (April 15th)

If further information is needed in addition to your application, an interview may be requested.

Students without the undergraduate degree in speech pathology must complete 18 semester hours of graduate-level prerequisite courses required for this program before proceeding with higher-level professional courses. Graduate level prerequisite credits from other institutions may or may not be accepted for transfer.

SPA 505 Introduction to Communication Disorders
SPA 511 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
SPA 560 Introduction to Audiology
SPA 514 Introduction to Phonetics
SPA 520 Language Development
SPA 581 Introduction to Clinical Procedures

Only students who have been fully admitted to the School of Graduate Studies will be permitted to take courses in speech-language pathology and audiology. Students who are not seeking a degree but have been accepted by Graduate Studies for recertification purposes only, will be permitted to take a course as class space permits.

Please note that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) certification standards have been updated as of 2017. To become eligible for ASHA national certification, you must have successfully completed undergraduate coursework in statistics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and social/behavioral sciences.

A limited number of openings exist, and applicants are encouraged to complete the application process at the earliest date. Admission is competitive; meeting the requirements shown above does not guarantee admission.