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MU established its first independent master’s and doctoral programs in speech-language pathology and audiology in the 1940s. The MU master’s degree program in speech-language pathology has been continuously accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology since 1966. An active local chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is sponsored by the program.

Degrees Offered

Communication Science and Disorders with Speech-Language Pathology Emphasis, Master of Health Science

On Campus

Admission criteria

Deadline for Summer entrance: February 1

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 (on last 60 hours of course work)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based10020202820
IELTS Academic7668.56

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE300 (preferred)

Required Application Materials

For the Communication Science and Disorders Program

Please contact the program directly for application process, before you begin a Graduate Studies application. The CSD application process begins in the CSD CAS system.

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

Admission process

Personal interviews may be requested. Acceptance for admission to master’s level study is determined by the Departmental Graduate Admissions Committee.

Prerequisite course work

If the student’s undergraduate major is in a field other than communication disorders, the student must have completed, or be in the process of completing, all required prerequisite coursework prior to applying to the MHS program.  Please contact the department for pre-application advising.

Communication with Communication Science & Disorders Focus, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

The PhD program is currently offered through the Department of Communication. The plan of study will be comprised mostly of Communication Science and Disorders courses, however a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication will be the degree awarded.

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: February 1
Deadline for Summer entrance: February 1

  • Minimum 3.4 GPA (A=4.0) for the last 60 hours of college/University course work

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based9220202020
IELTS Academic6.56.56.56.56.5

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE306 (preferred)

Note: Acceptance for admission to doctoral studies is determined by a selection committee. Only those students who show clear likelihood for success in doctoral-level studies and research are admitted.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Communication Science and Disorders Program

The following items must be uploaded to your Graduate Studies online application:

  • 3 to 5 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • A personal curriculum vitae
  • At least 1 example of the applicant’s scholarly work (a thesis or substantial paper)
  • Official GRE score report
  • Personal interviews may be requested