Application Deadlines Fall
Standard January 15

The fall 2024 application opened on July 15, 2023.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in communication disorders from an accredited college or university or the evaluated equivalency. Applicants with degrees in other majors must complete a post-baccalaureate certificate program in communication disorders.

  • ASHA requires (see

    1. One (1) Biological Science: Anatomy, Biophysics, Cell/Molecular Biology, Computational biology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Forensic Biology, Genetics, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biosciences, Neurobiology, Physiology and/or Zoology
    2. One (1) Physical Science; either Chemistry or Physics
    3. Statistics
    4. One (1) Behavioral Science: Anthropology, Ethnic and cultural studies, Archaeology, Area studies, Economics, Gender and sexuality studies, Geography organizational studies, Political science, Psychology, Psychobiology, Criminology and cognitive science
  • CBU requires (should have been part of your BA/BS or post-bacc)

    1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech/Hearing Mechanism
    2. Speech/Hearing Science
    3. Normal Child Language Development/Typical Language Development
    4. Phonetics
    5. Aural Rehabilitation
  • Submit application through CSDCAS

    CAPCSD continues to fund a CSDCAS Fee Assistance Program for qualifying students. The Fee Assistance Program waives the CSDCAS fee for the first application submitted. To qualify, students must either be considered Low Income or McNair Scholars

  • Please be prepared to submit the following with your CSDCAS application: 

    • Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent to CSDCAS
    • Three recommendations: Two from faculty/instructors and one from a professional source sent to CSDCAS
    • Resume including any relevant volunteer, field, or work experience sent to CSDCAS
    • A comprehensive essay: minimum 500 words that includes the following:
      • Your desire for entering the program
      • How the program will allow you to live your purpose
      • Why your characteristics and goals are congruent with CBU's mission
    • An overall minimum GPA of 3.0, as calculated by CSDCAS, is required
  • Personal Interviewnot all candidates are selected for an interview

  • Students selected for admission will also be required to also submit the following before they can begin the program: 1) evidence of a passing score on the Basic Skills Requirement for the Preliminary Speech-Language Services Credential and, 2) Live Scan (Certificate of Clearance)

  • An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a recent TOEFL or IELTS score.

Please also review this handout describing the eligibility requirements and essential functions for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program.