Prospective Students

Admissions Process

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For the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, we utilize the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) application service. The Fall 2016 (and Spring 2017 for Grad Plus) Admission Cycle will open in September 17, 2015. The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2016.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:  Please note that we are unable to meet with individual prospective applicants due to the overwhelming demand. We offer group Information Sessions. They are held at Truesdail Center in room 114 on the University of Redlands campus. All Information Sessions begin at 5 p.m. and are approximately one hour. Upcoming Information Sessions for 2015 are as follows:

 Tuesday  May 12, 2015
 Monday  September 14, 2015
 Tuesday         September 22, 2015
 Monday  October 19, 2015
 Wednesday  November 4, 2015
 Thursday  November 19, 2015

Please note that these information sessions are for prospective students who have a clear understanding of the speech-language pathology field. If you think you may have an interest in speech-language pathology but have general questions about the field, please review the "What is a Speech-Language Pathologist" located on our website.

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Requirements & Program Timeline

The graduate program in the Department of Communicative Disorders for Speech-Language Pathology offers admission to applicants who appear to have the highest potential for graduate study and who are the most likely to contribute to their academic and professional field through research and/or professional practice.

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another country before starting the graduate program. An undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders is not required. Qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit an application.

You must have passed a college-level Statistics course prior to starting the program. A course in "Research Methods and Design" in a Communicative Sciences and Disorders department is not acceptable for meeting this requirement. An AP equivalency is not accepted.

The length of the program may vary depending on the undergraduate background of the applicant.  For instance, if you have a bachelor's degree in another field, it will take five semesters to complete the program. Students should expect to complete the full-time program within 4-5 semesters, which includes at least one summer term plus two May terms. Note that we do not offer a part-time, evening or online program. Most students who have a communication disorders background will complete the program in two years.  The following courses, or their content equivalents, are required as part of the graduate program.  If you have taken course equivalents that count toward the degree, please be prepared to provide documentation such as syllabi, assignments, etc. You must have taken all five prerequisites elsewhere or take all five courses within our graduate program. We cannot accept any less than the total five to count toward your Master's degree.

Speech and Hearing Science Prerequisites:

  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Functional Anatomy/Physiology of Communication
  • Early Language Development
  • Articulation and Phonology

The courses listed above may be taken prior to applying or, if admitted, can be taken in the first semester of your graduate program. If you chose to take the five courses as part of your graduate program, it will take you 2 1/2 years to complete the program. Once admitted, an academic advisor will review your academic records and develop a plan for you. 

Current Catalog and Course Descriptions









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