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Deadline

Note: The SLP graduate program begins Summer Semester (June). Application Deadline: February 1st.

Tuition

For tuition information go to: http://www.usu.edu/registrar/htm/tuition/

Prerequisites

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. The Outreach Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology is available only to Utah residents.

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.0 or better for last 60 credits (USU Graduate School Requirement)
  • 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. (USU Graduate School Requirement)
  • Additional factors, including: attitude, work ethic, clinical and scholarly achievements, professional leadership aptitude, and personal integrity

Application Deadline is February 1st.  Applications will be reviewed once a year between March 1 and March 15.  An application will not be considered complete until all required information is submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Top-ranked candidates may be invited for an interview.

Outreach/Broadcast Component

In addition to accepting campus-based SLP students, COMDDE also accepts a limited number (~5) of "outreach" graduate students**.  Accepted students must be speech technicians working for rural and under-served Utah school districts who participate in most courses through USU's broadcast distance education.  Students must apply by the February 1st deadline to be considered for an "outreach" position.

**The “outreach” portion of the graduate program is supported by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).  The availability of State Office of Education funding, through federal flow through money, will not be known until approximately April.  If State Office of Education funding is not available, or is significantly reduced, there will be no outreach broadcast program and the newly accepted outreach students would be offered an on-campus space in the graduate program instead. Highly-qualified students working for rural and underserved areas of Utah will have top priority for admission.  Students working in other areas will most likely not be considered for admission in the outreach component.

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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/

Applications will be considered once a year and students will be notified of acceptance in mid-March.  Applications must be complete by February 1st to be considered.  Late applications will not be considered.  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.  Allow 3 weeks for the School of Graduate Studies to process your application. Please plan ahead so that all application components will be received by the graduate school and by COMDDE by the deadline. 

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"

If you are applying for the Outreach Masters of SLP: select MA.