Applying to the Graduate Program - Frequently Asked Questions

Master of Science

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The Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology is designed to prepare individuals to work in clinical, educational, or medical settings. Our campus based students begin clinical practicum in their first semester of graduate education along with didactic courses. Each student is able to pursue a wide range of clinical assignments, with community practica in the summer and second year of study, culminating in an 8 week full time externship in the final summer semester. Students work with clients across the lifespan, as well as across multiple disorder areas. Our Online program is a part time three year program. Learn more about the online program

*We have one application for both the campus and online programs. Within the CSDCAS application, applicants will select a first and second program choice. The options are the Pocatello campus, the Meridian campus, and the Online Program. We currently accept 19 students in each campus program and 20 students in our online program, for a total of 58 students.

Suggested Program of Study for Master's of Speech-Language Pathology campus program
Suggested Program of Study for Master's of Speech Language Pathology online program

Applying to the Graduate Program in Speech Language Pathology:

  1. Download and print the Speech-Language Pathology Application Instructions. This download includes complete instructions for applying to our Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program
  2. Apply to the Graduate School at ISU
    • The CollegeNet appplication portal opens Wednesday, Aug. 2nd, 2017
  3. Apply to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS)
    • CSDCAS Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday from 9am - 5pm EST, Phone # (617) 612-2030, Email - Help/FAQ
    • CSDCAS Applicant portal link opens Wednesday, Aug. 2nd, 2017.

IMPORTANT! Prior to applying to an online program, please check to see if your state is served.

Minimum requirements for consideration:

  1. A BS/BA in Communication Sciences (or a BS/BA in another field + completion of pre-requisite coursework) Communication Sciences & Disorders coursework cannot be older than 10 years from the date in which you would begin the Master's Program if admitted.
    Pre-Professional Program Information
    Pre-Requisite Coursework Information
  2. A GPA of 3.0 or better on the most recent 60 credits of coursework
  3. At least one score in the 40th percentile or higher on the GRE. If you have one or more GRE score(s) with a single digit percentile, we highly recommend you retake them. The following website has a free review for the GRE test -
  4. 3 letters of recommendation, personal essay, and resume (submitted through CSDCAS)
  5. Both the CSDCAS and the Graduate School applications must be E-submitted with fees paid by January 15th of the year in which you wish to enter the graduate program. Please see the Speech-Language Pathology Application Instructions for more details.
  6. A minimum of 25 ASHA approved observation hours must be completed prior to beginning our SLP Master's Program. Documentation with supervisor signatures must be provided once you arrive on campus. Copies are acceptable.

Please see the information about our Pre-Professional Program if you do not have undergraduate coursework in a communication sciences program.

Beginning 2017/2018 application cycle, if you are offered a seat in our program, a $200 deposit will be required to hold that seat. The deposit will be credited towards your tuition for fall semester. Classes begin in August. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more detailed information.

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