Note: The SLP graduate program begins Summer Semester (June). Application Deadline: February 1st.
Students pursuing a master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology must have a bachelor's degree in communicative disorders or the equivalent undergraduate prerequisite courses, either from USU or another ASHA-accredited program.
All Applications must contain the following to be considered for admission:
- Three letters of recommendation (part of your online graduate school application). If you have attended school during the past year, at least two of your letters must come from professors or instructors who are acquainted with you and your academic work. If you have been out of school for a year or more you may have your three letters of recommendation written by other professionals who may be more aware of your qualifications. [Download suggestion document for your letter writers.]
- Official transcript. A transcript must be submitted from each college and/or university you have ever attended (except USU), including all courses above high-school level.
- GRE test scores.
- Your letter of intent Your letter of intent that is part of your online graduate school application should specifically reflect your educational and professional interests and qualifications. Detailed information about prior professional experience, research experience, teaching experience, related service, other degrees, etc. will help those evaluating your application to have a more detailed and accurate perception of your qualifications.
- $55.00 application fee.
Top candidates may be invited to interview with the admissions committee.
- GPA: 3.0 or better for last 60 credits or 2nd bachelor's degree
- A bachelor's degree in communicative disorders (Students already having a bachelor's degree in another area must either complete a second bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders or take the undergraduate Communicative Disorders courses as post-bachelor's courses.)
- GRE scores: Verbal and Quantitative Score in the 40th percentile.
- Additional factors, including: attitude, work ethic, clinical and scholarly achievements, professional leadership aptitude, and personal integrity. Top ranking students may be asked to interview with the admissions committee.
- Application: Applications will be considered once a year between March 1 and March 15. However, students must have completed the application process to the School of Graduate Studies by February 1. No application will be considered until all the required information is submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
The application deadline is February 1.
All applications are processed through the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University before they are passed on to us; therefore, it is through them that you must apply. To apply go to http://www.usu.edu/graduateschool/apply/
Note: In the application process, when you select the "Planned Course of Study" and have to choose your "First Choice of Study" select "Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education – MA"