In order for students to meet current 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, 2018.
Applications from students who do not have 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.
In addition, all applicants must have a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to apply to the graduate program and to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five years must be sent directly to CSDCAS, using the designated institution code assigned to La Salle University. This code is 0717. If you did not indicate this code on your GRE form, please see the CSDCAS portal for directions on sending official La Salle designated GRE scores through CSDCAS. We will not accept GRE scores any other way. Please monitor your application to ensure that the official La Salle designated GRE scores have been posted.
How to Apply
All application materials must be submitted through the CSDCAS Portal. Please do not send any materials directly to La Salle University; they will not be considered as part of your application. Required materials include the following:
- Online application through CSDCAS including the CSDCAS processing fee. La Salle University does not require any supplemental or additional application fees.
- A personal essay in response to the following prompt: “Being an effective speech-language pathologist is both an art and a science. As a graduate student you will be expected to do well academically and clinically. In no more than 400 words, please describe an experience highlighting the personal qualities you possess illustrating that you will be a successful clinician.”
- Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be provided by someone who taught you during your college career and can speak about the quality of your academic work and your ability to succeed in a graduate program.
- Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate studies and graduate studies.
- 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.
ALL APPLICATIONS must be verified by CSDCAS by Feb. 1, 2018. 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 and verified by the deadline.
In fairness to all applicants, La Salle does not review applications before the deadline. You are responsible for monitoring the completeness of your application through the CSDCAS portal.
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.