Communications Disorders and Sciences

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Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Application Information

Graduate Application for Master’s Degree Speech-Language Pathology Program

Thank you for your interest in applying for graduate studies in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at California State University, Northridge.  The Fall 2022 Graduate Application closed Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The next Graduate Application admissions cycle will be for Fall 2023. 

The information below will be helpful as you prepare for the Graduate MS SLP Applications to open:

Department Graduate MS SLP Application Available

For Fall 2022, the Graduate Application closed Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 

The Department Graduate MS SLP Application for Fall 2023 will be open Saturday, October 1, 2022.

The Department Application Deadline for admission consideration for Fall 2023 is Thursday, January 5, 2023.

Department and University Applications are Required

It is important to note that each applicant will need to complete two (2) applications for the Graduate Masters of Science (MS SLP) Program

1) The Department Graduate MS SLP Program Application 

                               and

2) The CSUN University Graduate MS SLP Application

Both Applications should be submitted on Thursday, January 5, 2023. 

Department Graduate MS SLP Application Link

For Fall 2022, the Graduate Application closed Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 

The Department Graduate MS SLP Application for Fall 2023 will be open Saturday, October 1, 2022

The link to the Department Graduate MS SLP Application for consideration for Fall 2023 admissions will open on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Please note:  There is a $30.00 fee upon submission of the Department Graduate MS SLP Application through ApplyWeb for the upcoming Fall 2023 admission cycle.

Prepare to Upload Documents in Department Application

You will need to be prepared to upload documents and information, which includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Electronic copy of transcripts from all Colleges and Universities attended (if you received a Bachelor's Degree at another University be sure to include the transcript or transcripts; this request also applies to Community Colleges, where you may have completed General Education courses)
  2. Electronic copy of current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) Score
  3. Email addresses for Recommenders you have requested to complete the Letter of Recommendation Forms
  4. Statement of Intent (Directions and prompts can be found within the department application)

Additional Department Applicant Information

Additional information for Applicants:

  • The Department requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders or a minimum of 30 specific prerequisite semester units in the major before beginning graduate study.  However, we highly value prospective students’ grade point average in the major, and give priority to students who have submitted grades for 18 or more semester units of required prerequisite major coursework.
    • Prerequisite coursework should include the following or the equivalent (descriptions of courses can be found at CSUN Catalog CD Courses):
      • CD405 - Phonetics
      • CD410 - Hearing Science
      • CD415 - Speech and Language Development
      • CD442 - Speech Science
      • CD445 - Audiometry and Hearing Conservation
      • CD446 - Auditory Rehabilitation
      • CD450 - Fluency and Disorders of Fluency
      • CD451 - Phonological and Articulation Disorders
      • CD462 - Language Disorders I
      • CD469A - Diagnostic Methods in Communication Disorders
  • Letter of Recommendations are most effective when they are written by a person who knows you and your work.  Select someone who taught a course in which you performed well academically, and where you made contributions to the class.  Recommendations from family, friends and relatives, casual employers, and coworkers are not appropriate.  We suggest that at least 2 of the 3 letters come from academic faculty.
  • Applicants should not need to contact the Department Office regarding the status of an application.  Once you have uploaded all of the documents and submitted your application through ApplyWeb (CollegeNet) the application is available to the Department Office for processing.
  • When the review process is complete, the Department will email applicants regarding the outcome of the process.  You will know at that time if you have been admitted, denied admission, or placed on a wait list.  These emails are expected to be sent out around the March 2023.

Application Deadline

Read Carefully: For applying to CSUN CDS M.S.-SLP Fall 2023

  • All supporting documents must be uploaded to the Department MS SLP Graduate Application (ApplyWeb) by Thursday, January 5, 2023.
  • No applications or supporting documents will be accepted after Thursday, January 5, 2023.

CSUN University Application Link

All applicants need to complete the University Graduate application.  

There is information for Prospective Graduate Students at this link:  CSUN Graduate Prospective Students