To qualify for admission to a master’s program, you must meet the General University Admission Requirements for graduate standing as well as the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards as prescribed by the program.
To apply, prior to the first semester of graduate enrollment, applicants must have either:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; or
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline other than Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The applicant must have at least 30 semester units (or 45 quarter units) of coursework in speech-language pathology/communication sciences and disorders before enrollment in the graduate program.
Note: Students who do not meet the above requirement are not eligible to apply and will not be accepted.
The admission for Fall 2022 entry is closed. Please check back in October 2022 for more information about Fall 2023 entry.
CSULB Admissions Committee will evaluate all application materials submitted by the applicants, including the following items.
- Grade point average (GPA) in speech-language pathology coursework
- Overall GPA
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- Interview Results: Only qualified applicants receive invitations to be interviewed with members of the Admissions Committee. If an interview is offered, the interview results will be included.
Note: GRE is NOT required for Fall 2022 admissions. Applicants do NOT need to submit unofficial or official GRE scores.
Acceptance to CSULB’s SLP graduate programs is highly competitive. The average GPA for admission ranges from 3.5 – 4.0 (for both cumulative and SLP specific coursework).
The interview evaluates the applicant's abilities and skills necessary to satisfy the knowledge and clinical standards established by the ASHA and faculty and the personal characteristics that are necessary to become a competent speech-language pathologist. The Admissions Committee selects applicants for matriculation who have demonstrated the personal qualities of maturity, integrity, and who are best suited for meeting the educational goals of the CSULB SLP MA program.
Due to the large volume of applications per year, the department is not able to offer individual advising sessions to program applicants. Instead, a group information session will be offered once a semester for prospective students.
For the Fall 2023 admissions cycle, a general information session via Zoom will be offered on April 26, 2022, at 4:00 pm PST. Please register in advance for this meeting Here. Once registered, you will receive an email notification with a Zoom link.