Introduction to La Salle University M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology
We prepare graduate students to work with individuals of all ages with communication and swallowing disorders in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, universities, rehabilitation centers, and private practices. Our faculty are experienced, active clinicians, accomplished researchers, and skilled teachers who make their relationship with students a priority. Graduate students complete clinical experiences that integrate academic knowledge into professional practice through our affiliations at more than 250 clinical sites in the greater Philadelphia region, including La Salle’s clinics.
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.
Applications must be verified by 11:59 PM ET on February 1, 2022. Applications can only be verified once all payments, transcripts, and letters of evaluation have been received. To ensure your application is verified on time, try to complete your application at least four weeks before the deadline.
- Complete the CSDCAS application.
- Request that official transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended be sent to CSDCAS.
- Upload a personal essay in the Documents section of CSDCAS 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.”
- Our graduate SLP admissions are GRE test-optional. If you choose to submit test scores, you should request that official GRE scores be sent to La Salle University using code 0717. The test must be taken within the past five years.
- Request three letters of recommendation be sent through the CSDCAS recommender portal, 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.
- International Applicants: Request that official evaluations of transcripts from all foreign institutions be sent to CSDCAS as follows: Use the World Education Services (WES) link in the Academic History section of the application to order your official WES evaluation.
Admission Requirements for a Successful Candidate
- Applicants to La Salle University’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program must have a background in communication sciences and disorders. Applicants must have transcript credit for at least four communication sciences and disorders prerequisite courses before February 1, 2021. For students who do not have a background in communication sciences and disorders, we offer prerequisite courses through our PreSLP program.
- All applicants must have a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to apply and to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. We rely on CSDCAS computation of total GPA. Most successful applicants have 3.5 or higher.
- Applicants may be interviewed as part of the application process.
In fairness to all our applicants, La Salle does not review applications before the deadline. You are responsible for monitoring the completeness of your application through the CSDCAS portal.