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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 Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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 School application. The CSD application process begins in the CSD CAS system.

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School 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.

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with Communication Science & Disorders Focus, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Fall Deadline: March 1
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 preferred
  • Minimum GRE score: Verbal + Quantitative = 306, preferred

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School 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 Health and Rehabilitation Science Program

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

  • Transcripts
  • Official GRE results
  • English Proficiency Exam results (international students only)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • 500-word personal statement/statement of interest
  • One example of scholarly work
  • Completed Faculty Interest Document, identifying 1-3 faculty members (built into the Graduate School online application)

Note: An interview is required for admission to the program.