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Clinical Participation Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Verification of English Language Proficiency. Verification is required unless the following apply: 
    • the applicant is a citizen of a country whose official language is English,
    • the applicant has completed a degree program at a regionally accredited institution in the U.S., or 
    • the applicant is not a citizen of a country whose official language is English but has completed a degree program at an institution outside of the U.S. where the language of instruction is English and where the official national language of the country in which the institution is located is English.  

Application Requirements

  • Complete the GradCAS application.
  • Submit the application fee of $50 (USD).
  • Submit a personal essay addressing the following:
    • What have you done to learn about the field of communication science and disorders (both the science and clinical practice) in preparation for majoring in our post-baccalaureate program in communication science? (Maximum word count: 200 words)
    • Communication Science is a challenging major and admission to graduate school for speech-language pathology, audiology, or other health-related and science field is very competitive. Please explain what academic and personal skills you have developed since starting college that will allow you to be successful in this major. What do you feel are the critical skills, practices, and attitudes that you must continue to work on as you proceed further into your academic studies?  (Maximum word count: 500 words)
  • Submit a resume.
  • Transcripts from all U.S. colleges and universities attended. 
  • A course-by-course evaluation with GPA conversion for all higher institutions attended outside the US. The evaluation may be from World Education Services (WES), Inc. or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), Inc.
  • A letter of recommendation is not required.
  • All admitted students will be required to provide official transcripts and/or credential evaluations to the SHRS Admissions Office prior to enrolling in classes.

If applicable:

  • Request official English Language Proficiency test scores from one of the following options. Minimum scores accepted follow:
  • Unofficial scores may be provided via GradCAS (in addition to the official scores required).

Application Deadline

May 1, 2024. Applications may be considered after the deadline if space is available. 

Additional Information

Applications may be submitted while non-CSD courses are in progress.