To be considered for admission into the program, a student must apply via the CSDCAS Centralized application system https://portal.csdcas.org/ and present.
- Official transcript as evidence of completing a baccalaureate degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Science or the equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five years. Please visit http://www.asha.org/edfind/ to find out information on average GRE scores of students offered admission to our graduate program
- Three letters of reference. At least two references must be academic references.
A personal essay in 300 to 500 words, describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study in speech-language pathology. Please include why you are choosing La Salle University. We are interested in reading about your career goals as well as your clinical and research interests. You can also include any special life experiences which you believe will further demonstrate your qualifications.
All application information must be received and verified by the CSDCAS Web site on or before Feb. 1. Please note that verification may take several weeks after the application is submitted. No application will be reviewed that has not been verified by CSDCAS by the Feb. 1 deadline.
In addition, The SLHS Program participates in ASHA’s Higher Education (HES) Edfind data system published on ASHA Web site https://portal.csdcas.org/. Data on the HES Web site pertains to current students in the SLHS master’s program and indicates their group GPA and GRE scores. Applicants can visit the HES website for data about the GPA and GRE scores of students presently in our program.
The Admission Committee considers each applicant’s accomplishments, experiences, and personal qualities as reflected in his/her personal statement and letters of recommendation. Special consideration may be made on the basis of having successfully completed substantial graduate coursework in a related discipline or noteworthy contributions to the field. A personal interview may be required. We invite applications from all students with a strong commitment to excellence in caring for those with communication and swallowing disorders. In order for students to meet 2005 ASHA certification standards, see http://www.asha.org/Certification/slp_standards La Salle University’s Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program includes prerequisites to graduate study. The chair of the Admission Committee evaluates graduate applications to determine whether an applicant has met all prerequisites. Applicants are asked to complete the undergraduate prerequisites before their application can be considered. La Salle University has developed the PreSLP Program to help students complete these prerequisite requirements in both online or classroom-based formats. For more information about the PreSLP Program, see http://www.lasalle.edu/schools/cpcs/content. php?section=post_bac_certificates&group=preslp&page=index. Upon admission to the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology Program, the student meets with his/her adviser to determine the course of study, review the student’s transcript to verify whether the student has fulfilled all the prerequisite requirements, and begin to implement the Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) summary form for evaluation by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC). If the student has not met the prerequisite requirements (equivalent course title and description at the undergraduate institution) the student is required to meet these requirements upon entering the M.S. program. In certain situations, students may complete some necessary prerequisites simultaneously with graduate study. Students must fulfill prerequisite requirements prior to obtaining the master’s degree.
For more infomation about the Program contact:
Dr. Barbara Amster, Director
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141
La Salle University’s Speech-Language-Hearing Science graduate program uses the centralized application service known as CSDCAS. For more information about this application process, please see http://csdcas.org/.
Please refer to the University’s Nondiscrimination Policy in the General Reference section of this catalog. Admission is based solely upon applicant’s qualifications.