THE DEADLINE FOR FALL APPLICATIONS IS Feb. 1, 2016.
We only accept applications for admission through the CSDCAS Portal.
To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, the materials noted below must be completed, submitted, and VERIFIED by CSDCAS by Feb. 1, 2016.
You must have a background in communication sciences and disorders, also called speech-language-hearing science. This can be demonstrated by majoring in speech-language-hearing science or communication sciences and disorders on the undergraduate level, or by completing required prerequisite courses. Please see our online prerequisite completion program PreSLP if you haven’t taken the undergraduate courses. We will not review applications from applicants who do not have the required background.
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
All materials must be submitted to the CSDCAS centralized application service at https://portal.csdcas.org/. These materials include the following:
- Online application
- CSDCAS application fee
- 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 are academic references, meaning someone who taught you during your college career and can speak to the level of your academic work.
- Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate studies and graduate studies
- Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five years sent to CSDCAS. The Designated Institution Code assigned to La Salle University is 0717.
SUBMIT ALL APPICATION MATERIAL TO CSDCAS.
DO NOT SEND ANY APPLICATION MATERIAL TO LASALLE UNIVERSITY.
Please note that verification may take several weeks after you submit your application. We will not consider applications that have not been verified by CSDCAS by the Feb. 1 deadline.
Verification means that CSDCAS has authenticated your application and GPA calculation. Complete applications (e-submitted, payment received, and transcripts received) at least four weeks in advance of the deadline date to ensure they’re verified on time. You can view the status of your application by logging on to the CSDCAS site.
To make sure your application is accepted, please submit materials to CSDCAS by Jan. 1, 2016. It is your responsibility to meet the deadline.
All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
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.
In order for students to meet 2014 ASHA certification standards, applicants to La Salle University’s Speech-Language Pathology M.S. Program must have a background in communication sciences and disorders or speech-language-hearing science. Applications of students without a background in communication sciences and disorders will not be reviewed.
La Salle University recommends 10-11 prerequisite courses through our PreSLP program for students without the appropriate undergraduate degree. Applicants should have transcript grades for at least six communication sciences and disorders prerequisites at the time of application for the Admission Committee to evaluate performance. In certain situations, students may complete some necessary prerequisites simultaneously with graduate study. Students must fulfill all prerequisite requirements prior to obtaining the master’s degree.
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.
- The Verification Application Deadline is Feb. 1, 2016.
- Verification means that CSDCAS has authenticated the materials you have submitted online, and this process may take several weeks. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application to CSDCAS at least four weeks (Jan. 1) before the due date for verified applications (Feb. 1).
No unverified applications will be considered after the Feb. 1 deadline.