Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology requirements
There are three time periods when students can apply to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program:
Regular Admission for college seniors who are pursuing a bachelor's degree or an applicant who has already completed a bachelor's degree.
Junior Year Admission for current Augustana College CSD majors in their junior year in the program
Direct Admission for high school seniors who plan to receive their B.A. from Augustana College.
The processes and requirements for the three types of applications follow.
Students with a bachelor’s degree may apply for Augustana College’s MS-SLP program using the Centralized Application Service for Communication Sciences and Disorders Program (CSDCAS).
Bachelor’s degree completed prior to enrolling in our MS-SLP Program, which begins in June each year
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Minimum CSD GPA of 3.4
Successful completion of the following CSD, or equivalent, courses:
- Anatomy, Physiology, and Science of Speech
- Anatomy, Physiology, and Science of Hearing
- Speech and Language Development
Completion of CSD-supporting courses, or equivalent:
- Biology (human or animal focused)
- Social science course (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology)
- Physics or Chemistry
The following courses are recommended, but not required for admission: aural rehabilitation, linguistics, introduction to communication sciences and disorders, neural bases of human communication.
Letters of recommendation submitted through CSDCAS
Meet all items on Augustana's Essential Functions checklist completed prior to enrollment.
Submit an essay through CSDCAS of no more than 3,000 characters in which you explain your interest in speech-language pathology and your knowledge, skills, and interests that have prepared you for graduate study.
This option is for Augustana CSD majors in their junior year, who, if admitted, enroll into the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program after earning their B.A. at Augustana.
Junior-year admission students apply during the spring semester of junior year and then in the fall of senior year, submit a final application through CSDCAS.
Minimum overall college GPA of 3.0
Minimum CSD GPA of 3.4
No grades below a B- in CSD and CSD-supporting courses
Meet all items on the Essential Functions checklist
Submit 400-word essay: How is your Augustana education preparing you for a vocation in speech-language pathology?
Complete an interview with CSD faculty
To maintain junior admission, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a CSD major GPA of 3.4 or higher and receive grades of B- or higher in CSD and CSD-supporting courses.
This option is for high school seniors who are interested in securing a spot in in Augustana’s MS-SLP program after they earn a B.A degree at Augustana.
Apply through Augustana's Application System during senior year of high school and then in the fall of their undergraduate senior year, submit application through CSDCAS.
Students must first be accepted into Augustana College.
Students inform Augustana's Office of Admissions that they would like to be considered as a direct admit student into the Master's in Speech-Language Pathology program if they meet the following criteria:
- Minimum overall high school GPA of 3.4
- No grade below a B- in any science class
To maintain direct admission status, students must throughout their undergraduate program at Augustana achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum CSD major GPA of 3.4, and receive grades of B- or higher in CSD and CSD-supporting courses.