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COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

MA Program Application Process

Admission to the Master of Arts program in speech-language pathology at Wichita State University is made on a competitive basis. Learn more about the program at www.wichita.edu/csd/ma.

Applicants for admission to the program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours is required for admission to graduate study at WSU, however, a GPA of 3.5 or higher in those hours is strongly recommended for successful application to our program.

Application Instructions

This program begins in August each year. The application cycle for our Fall 2018 start class opens July 5, 2017. The CSDCAS application and the Wichita State University Graduate School application must both be completed by January 15, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Important: Applicants must have their application verified (GPA calculated) by the deadline date of January 15 by CSDCAS. Applications must be completed (e-submitted, payment received, and transcripts received) at least four weeks in advance of the January 15 deadline to ensure the application is verified on time by CSDCAS.


Completed applications must have the following:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) Application -- https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login
     
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation submitted within the CSDCAS application. It is strongly recommended that two letters be from college-level instructors in your major.
     
  • CV/Resume submitted within the CSDCAS application (see Documents tab).
     
  • "Completed" and "In Progress" coursework linked to prerequisites within the CSDCAS application (see Prerequisites tab).
     
  • Additional required program questions on the CSDCAS application (see Questions tab).
     
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended sent to CSDCAS.
     
  • Official entrance examination score. See details below.
     
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit proof of written and spoken English proficiency. See details below.
     
  • Application for admission to the WSU Graduate School
    • Separate application fee and transcripts required.
    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to the WSU Graduate School. Do not order transcripts for work completed at Wichita State University or already transferred/posted to your WSU record.

Examination Scores

Applicants may choose to submit scores for either the Graduate Record Examination (www.gre.org) or the Miller Analogies Test (www.milleranalogies.com) to meet the entrance examination requirement. Exams must be taken within the last 5 years.

Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit proof of written and spoken English proficiency for this program. Applicants may choose to submit scores for either the internet-based TOEFL (www.ets.org/toefl) or the Academic Module of the IELTS (www.ielts.org) examination to meet this requirement. Exams must be taken within the last 2 years. The minimum acceptable scores for this program are: TOEFL iBT -- 79 with at least 23 on the speaking component; IELTS Academic -- overall band score of 6.5.

Self-report all exam scores and test dates within the CSDCAS application. Send official scores directly from the testing agency using the institution codes listed below. Photocopies of score reports are unacceptable.

  • GRE: Either 6971 (CSDCAS - preferred) or 6884 (WSU Graduate School)
    (6971 allows CSDCAS to receive the official scores; helpful when applying to multiple programs. Each university is different, but WSU Graduate School does not need official scores sent separately. Unofficial copies are required to be sent in with their application).
  • MAT: 2090 (WSU Graduate School)
  • TOEFL: 6884 (WSU Graduate School)
  • IELTS: 6884 (WSU Graduate School)

Questions?

Our departmental admissions team can be reached by phone at 316-978-3240 or email at csd@wichita.edu if you have additional questions.

Contact CSDCAS and the WSU Graduate School for assistance with their applications.

Campus Visit/Information Session

Please click on the link below to schedule an individual campus visit or to sign up for a scheduled group information session.

CSD Campus Visit Request Form

Financial Support

The WSU Office of Financial Aid will notify admitted students of their financial aid package after their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.gov) has been reviewed. FAFSA applications should be completed between October 1 and March 1 of the preceding academic year.

Some departments have funds for scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships which they award to students through a separate review process. All current and potential CSD students must submit an application to the department before March 15 of the preceding academic year in order to be considered for these funds. Go to www.wichita.edu/csd/scholarships for details.