Apply to the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders Program
Application Deadline: January 1
1. Complete the Communication Sciences and Disorders Common Application through the Centralized Application Service for Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDCAS), a division of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Submit the following application materials to CSDCAS:
- (3) Letters of Recommendation
- Official Transcript(s) from all schools attended
- GRE scores (Scores may be self-reported on the CSDCAS application; however official GRE scores must be submitted to UVM via the Graduate College Online Application using code 3920.)
2. Complete pages one and two of the UVM Graduate Online Application form. On page three, complete only the starred fields.
Submit the following application materials to UVM:
- The essay included with the CSDCAS application
- Official GRE scores (Both old and new versions of the GRE will be accepted, but must be received by the application deadline.)
- Application Fee
- No transcripts or letters of recommendation should be sent to the University of Vermont. Official transcripts will be required by the CSD department upon enrollment at UVM.
3. Complete the online CSD Prerequisite Course Completion Form.
Observation and Course Requirements for Admission
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and satisfactory performance on the general Graduate Record Examination are required for admission. Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in their undergraduate studies, and complete all prerequisite courses or their equivalents with a GPA of 3.0 or greater before entering the program. UVM Continuing Education offers many of the prerequisites through the Master of Science in Communication Science Prerequisite Track.
Prerequisite courses or equivalents include:
- CSD/LING 080 - Introduction to Linguistics OR CSD 023 - Beginning Linguistics
- CSD 094 - Development of Spoken Language
- CSD 101 - Speech & Hearing Science
- CSD/LING 165 - Phonetic Theory and Practice
- CSD 281 - Cognitive Neuroscience (or an equivalent neuroscience course)
- College Level Statistics
The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Standard III-A for certification requires evidence of previous coursework in the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and the social/behavioral sciences.
25 Observation Hours Requirement
Students must complete 25 observation hours according to guidelines provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association before beginning graduate study. Additionally, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Standard III-A for certification requires evidence of previous coursework in the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and the social/behavioral sciences.
- Observation Form: Download the Speech/Language Observation Log (PDF)
- Observation Form: Download the Audiology Observation Log (PDF)
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