You MUST UPLOAD all supplemental materials to the online application. DO NOT MAIL your personal statement, college transcript(s), or letters of recommendation to the department or to the Graduate School. If you are accepted and intend to matriculate, you will be required to provide an original, official transcript of your completed degree, and if appropriate, a Certificate of Residency.
Special note: Once you indicate on your application the individuals who are writing reference letters for you and submit this information, they will receive instructions for uploading their reference letters directly.
Additional Graduate Program Admission Information
The Department of Communicative Disorders' M.S. in Speech Pathology program is highly competitive, meaning that we have many more applications each year than we have available slots for graduate students wishing to complete our program. Historically, we have had approximately five openings for spring admission and between 15-20 openings for fall admission each year. These numbers will fluctuate depending on the number of graduates we have had the previous semester.
**We are often asked what are we looking for in graduate student applicants. That can be best summed up by saying: We are looking for students with excellent academic records who write well and who can think analytically. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills is also necessary.**
Admission is determined by committee, with each committee person reviewing each student's qualifications carefully reviewing the applicant's GPA, reference letters, personal statement and GRE scores. The committee person's role is to determine which applicants are most likely able to successfully complete the academic and clinical rigors of a graduate program in speech-language pathology based on the materials submitted.
To be competitive for the acceptance into our graduate program, students who apply:
Some students take the MAT instead of the GREs. Although there is no minimum MAT score, we do look more favorably at percentile rankings of 50 or above
The local chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, URISSLHA, will hold a meeting on Monday, October 27th at 7:15 in the Galanti Lounge of the main library (3rd floor). All students with interests in a career in speech-language pathology or audiology are encouraged to attend.
Amber D. Franklin, Assistant Professor at Miami University (Ohio), will be giving a talk titled, "Pronunciation Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners: What do we measure and how do we measure it?" on Thursday, October 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in CBLS 100. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Attendance is mandatory for graduate students in CMD.