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Application and Admission Requirements
Applicants to the program must have knowledge of the scope of speech-language pathology practice. This knowledge will be demonstrated in one of two ways:
The applicant must complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree in communication sciences and disorders from a regionally accredited institution
- The applicant must complete the requirements for a baccaluareate degree in a field other than communication sciences and disorders plus appropriate prerequisite coursework in the field of speech-language pathology/communication sciences and disorders. See our Post-Baccalaureate Studies program page for more information.
A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required. This minimum GPA is based on ALL college-level work.
Admission requires a score of no less than 145 on the verbal section and 141 on the quantitative section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (Equivalent scores on the retired GRE are also acceptable.) For students whose second language is English, a score of 550 paper-based score or 100 computer-based score or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 6.5 or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may be substituted for the verbal GRE score.
The following documents are required for admission to the Master of Science program in communication sciences and disorders:
- Armstrong State University online Graduate Admissions Application
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Course Worksheet
- College transcripts (Official, hard copies of transcripts in sealed envelopes should be sent directly to Office of Graduate Admissions)
- Official GRE scores (Within 5 years of the application due date) (Sent directly from ETS to Graduate Admissions)
Three (3) Completed Reference Forms
- At least two of the three forms should be completed by professors with knowledge of the applicant's academic performance and professionalism. Professors in communication sciences and disorders are preferred.
- No more than one of the three forms should be completed by a professional reference such as an employer.
- Each form should be in a signed, sealed envelope and sent directly to Graduate Admissions.
- Letter of Intent (Vital information from resume's should be included in the Letter of Intent)
The Graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAC). Pre-requisite courses that provide a foundational understanding of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing, as well as (basic) courses in natural sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and math must be completed to meet accreditation standards. We require all courses be completed or in process of completion when applying to the program.These include:
- Biological Science (Science of living things, such as biology, human anatomy, etc)
- Physical Science (Science of non-living things, such as physics, chemistry, etc)
- Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology.etc.)
- Deadline: The online application and all support materials should be recieved and/or postmarked by January 15th of each year.
- Please only submit the information requested above. Additonal dcouments (e.g.resumes) should not be included in the packet.
The Letter of Intent and Course Worksheet along with the transcripts and Recommendation Forms should be sent directly to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Armstrong State University
1st Floor, Victor Hall
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
- Office of Graduate Admissions
- The applications and support materials are reviewed and a limited number of applicants are accepted into the program.
- Meeting the minimum criteria for application for graduate school does not guarantee admission to the communication sciences and disorders program. It should be noted that the pool of applicants for the program includes many highly qualified applicants, and the number of available positions is limited. Therefore, admission to the communication sciences and disorders program is highly competitive
- The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Armstrong State University provides training and education required to meet standards established by Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The program does not guarantee that International Students will meet minimum requirements for accrediting bodies outside of the United States.
PLEASE NOTE: Sending any materials or documents to a department or office other than the address above for the Office of Graduate Admissions may result in these materials not being received by the deadline.