No. To be eligible for the M.S. program, you must have a bachelor's degree in any field and a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0.
No. All classes are conducted on the main campus in Redlands. The program is a full-time, daytime/evening program. Classes are usually Monday through Thursday. Classes begin as early as 8:00 a.m. and end as late as 9:00 p.m.
Prior to starting clinical practicum, we require that you take a College level statistics course (AP equivalent not accepted), 5 core prerequisite classes and have 25 observation hours, signed off by an ASHA Member SLP.
The five core prerequisites are: Speech and Language Science, Audiology and Hearing Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Language Development, and Phonetics and Phonology. These classes can be taken at any other institution, and are usually part of an undergraduate Communication Sciences degree. However, those who have not yet taken these courses can fulfill the requirement by spending one extra semester as a Grad Plus student.
There are 3 ways you can complete the prerequisites.
1) Take these courses at another university,
2) Take a post-baccalaureate program at another university,
3) Take the courses as a graduate student at the University of Redlands as part of your graduate program.
If you take them as a graduate student here, you will be considered a Grad Plus student.
A Grad Plus student is one who will take the 5 prerequisite courses as a graduate student at University of Redlands. The 5 prerequisite courses will be taken in one semester starting in spring. The Grad Plus program is 2 ½ years.
If you are coming into the program with an undergraduate degree in the field of communication sciences or have taken all of the prerequisites, it will take 2 years to complete the program. If you are in the Grad Plus program, it will take 2 ½ years.
60 units and 400 clinical practicum hours are required to complete the graduate program.
The 2-year graduate program begins in the fall semester following the application cycle. The Grad Plus program begins in spring semester following the application cycle.
Each application cycle begins in August (specific date is determined by CSDCAS) and University of Redlands' deadline is February 1.
You will apply through the CSDCAS website. All documents must be submitted directly to CSDCAS.
YES. Your application must be submitted and verified by the deadline. Your transcripts must be verified by the deadline, so make sure CSDCAS receives them at least 4-6 weeks in advance. Your application is verified once your account states "VERIFIED" (not "Received" or "Complete").
Yes. Scores must be sent directly to CSDCAS from ETS. There is no minimum GRE score requirement.
You must send your transcripts to CSDCAS. Do not send transcripts to University of Redlands.
It is your responsibility to check the status of your CSDCAS application by logging into your CSDCAS account. University of Redlands (Carrie Dahlhauser) will also periodically send emails on what documents you may be missing and when your application appears to be verified. It is still your ultimate responsibility to make sure CSDCAS has all of the documents and verified your transcripts.
The deadline for your CSDCAS application and verification is February 1st. The Admissions Committee should make their decisions in February/March and you should be notified by April 1st.
Yes. It is typical to offer admission to applicants on the waitlist. We do not offer the ranking order of the waitlist to applicants. If you are still on the waitlist when the class is full, you will be notified via email.
It is extremely difficult to have a job while in the program. The program is a full-time program. You may begin class as early as 8:00 a.m. and end as late as 9:00 p.m., depending on your academic plan, which we will assign to you. You may not ask to change your schedule to accommodate your work schedule.
Not at this time, but there are many apartment complexes near the university.