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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology will complete the Common Application at CSDCAS

CSDCAS Applicant Portal Link.

CSDCAS Customer Service information

CSDCAS Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 617-612-2030
Address (All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below):
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471

Admission is for the fall semester only.  The LIU Post CSDCAS Deadline in February 1.  Applicants must have a complete application by the deadline date posted. A complete application requires that the application is e-submitted and all transcripts, and payments, have been received by CSDCAS. Documents should be sent to CSDCAS several weeks prior to the deadline date to ensure all items arrive on time.

Visit the Submitting an Application for Admission page for additional information.

Candidates for the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology must have completed the following prerequisites:

SPE 51 Phonetics of English 3
SPE 63 Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition 3
SPE 82 Introduction to Speech Science 3
SPE 84 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism 3
SPE 90 Introduction to Audiology 3
SPE 580 Introduction to Speech Language Pathology 4
EDU 15A Psychological Perspectives: Teaching and Learning
EDU700A Psychological Foundations of Education
EDU 14 Historical, Philosophical, and Sociological Foundations of Education
EDU 700B Social Foundations of American Education
EDU 703 Child Development 3

Each applicant’s academic background and training will be evaluated to determine if he or she needs to complete any prerequisite courses. Prerequisite work will not count toward the 58-credit master’s degree requirements. For admission to the program, an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders is preferred, but a background in other areas will be considered along with prerequisite work required before the master’s program.

Admission is restricted and requires a general undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and a 3.0 average in the major area.

The program requires completion of at least 58 master’s-level credits. The degree candidate selects either a thesis (additional 3 credits) or comprehensive examination option to complete.

During the four-semester sequence of clinical practica, students will not be able to work full-time. These courses require a minimum of two days per week and may be a full-time commitment.