Admissions Information

For the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at University of Redlands (College of Arts and Sciences), we utilize the Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) application service. The application cycle for fall 2024 is closed. Plese check back for the application cycle dates.

Frequently Asked Questions


Information Sessions will be ONLINE. An email with details will be sent to all who RSVP. All Information Sessions begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Time and are approximately one hour. You MUST RSVP to get necessary information and links (see below).

Dates for the next application cycle  are as follows:

May 8, 2024

August 22, 2024

September 18, 2024

October 8, 2024

November 13, 2024

December 9, 2024

Please RSVP to Carrie Hernandez Dahlhauser to receive information and links to the Info Session closer to the event date. Please note which Session you are attending.

Requirements and Program Timeline

The graduate program in the Department of Communication Sciences and 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 Communication Sciences and Disorders is not required. Qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit an application.

ASHA requires a minimum of 25 documented hours of clinical observation as a prerequisite to graduate level clinical practicum. This means graduate students must complete at least 25 observation hours before beginning direct client contact. Applicants do not need completed observation hours to apply to the program. However, observation hours must be completed before working with a client. 

You must have passed a college-level Statistics course prior to starting the program. A course in "Research Methods and Design" in a Communication Sciences and Disorders department is not acceptable for meeting this requirement. AP Equivalent must be on college transcript.

The length of the program may vary depending on the undergraduate background of the applicant. For students with a background in Communication Sciences and Disorders the program is a full 24 month program. 

Grad Plus students (those without the required prerequisite courses) will enroll in our 36 month program.

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, course description, 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 Language Science

  • Audiology and Hearing Science

  • Functional Anatomy/Physiology of Communication

  • Language Development

  • Phonetics and Phonology

The courses listed above may be taken prior to applying or, if admitted, can be taken in the first year of your graduate program. If you chose to take the five courses as part of your graduate program, it will take you three years to complete the program.