Speech-Language
Pathology, M.S.

Admission & Application

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Lewis must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), or bachelor’s degree in another field of study plus prerequisite CSD coursework, including coursework in:

    1. Anatomy and physiology of communication and hearing mechanisms
    2. Speech and hearing science
    3. Normal development of speech, language, and hearing
    4. Phonetics
    5. Per ASHA certification standards for SLPs, all applicants must have taken one course in each of the following content areas.  Each course must be outside the CSD major:
      • Statistics (stand-alone course; not incorporated into a research methods or other related course)
      • Biological science, related to human or animal science (biology, anatomy/physiology, neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science)
      • Physical science (chemistry, physics)
      • Social science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health)
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for full admission, or 2.75 for provisional admission
  • Minimum major GPA (in all CSD courses, including a minimum of five completed courses at time of consideration) of 3.2
  • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement in response to a writing prompt
  • GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing):  no minimum score required
  • Interview, by invitation, based on review of application
  • Two spontaneous writing samples, obtained during interview

Application Procedures

Applications Open September 2019
Students applying to the SLP Master of Science program at Lewis University will make application through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) at http://www.capcsd.org/csdcas/.

The first application cycle will open in September 2019. 

If you are interested in applying to our program, continue to check this website for specific directions.  You may also contact grad@lewisu.edu or call (815) 836-5610.

NOTE: The MSSLP program is in development with a projected launch in Summer 2020, pending necessary administrative approval.