Application Requirements

Application Deadline Fall
Standard January 15

Applications for Fall 2022 are no longer being accepted. The Fall 2023 application will open on July 15, 2022.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in communication disorders or speech-language pathology, or have completed a post baccalaureate program which includes all lower and upper division requirements for the respective communication disorders or speech-language pathology undergraduate degree. 

  • 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
    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
    • Three recommendations: Two academic references from previous professors and one professional reference from a supervisor or other professional
    • Resume including any relevant volunteer, field, or work experience. 
    • A comprehensive essay: minimum 500 words, maximum 1,000 words
    • 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)

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