In order for students to meet 2014 ASHA certification standards, applicants to La Salle University’s Speech-Language Pathology Master of Science Program must have a background in communication sciences and disorders or speech-language-hearing science. Applicants must have transcript grades for at least six communication sciences and disorders prerequisite courses before February 1st 2017. Applications of students without a background in communication sciences and disorders will not be reviewed.
For students who do not have a background in communication sciences and disorders, we offer prerequisite courses through our PreSLP program.
Students must fulfill all prerequisite requirements prior to obtaining the master’s degree. Outstanding coursework must be completed through La Salle University’s PreSLP Program concurrently with graduate coursework.
How to Apply
All application materials must be submitted to the CSDCAS Portal at https://portal.csdcas.org/ on or after the day CSDCAS officially opens August 2, 2016. Please do not send any materials directly to La Salle University. These materials include the following:
- Online application
- CSDCAS application fee. We do not require any supplemental or additional application fees.
- A 300-500 word personal essay 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 that you believe will further demonstrate your qualifications.
- Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be provided by someone who taught you during your college career and can speak to the quality of your academic work.
- Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate studies and graduate studies
All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
- Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five years. GRE scores must be sent directly to CSDCAS, using the Designated Institution Code assigned to La Salle University. This code is 0717.
FALL APPLICATIONS must be verified by CSDCAS by Feb. 1, 2017. Verification means that CSDCAS has authenticated your application and GPA calculation. Applications should be submitted to CSDCAS with payment, official transcripts, and official GRE scores at least four weeks in advance of the deadline date to ensure that it is verified on time. You can view the status of your application by logging on to the CSDCAS site. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete.
We will not consider applications that have not been verified by CSDCAS by the Feb. 1 deadline.
CSDCAS customer service is available Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST to answer any questions.
Phone – 617.612.2030
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about our program and data on accepted students in previous years, please visit ASHA’s HES Web site.
The Admission Committee considers each applicant’s accomplishments, experiences, and personal qualities as reflected in the personal statement and letters of recommendation. Special consideration may be made based on 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 who have a strong commitment to excellence in caring for those with communication disorders.