M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Admission & Application Requirements

    Deadlines

    • Summer: February 1 (firm deadline)
    • Fall: n/a
    • Spring: n/a

    Please note: The admission cycle begins in the Summer to allow students to take clinic hours prior to the SLP coursework which begins in the Fall. All clinic hours must have prior approval from the advisor.

  • Admission Requirements Instructions
    1. Online graduate application
     

    Submit the Graduate Online Application.

    1. $35 Non-Refundable application fee for all graduate applications
     

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to eServices with your StarID.
    • Click on Bills and Payment, and you will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
     
    1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
      PLEASE NOTE: If you are taking classes currently this fall semester, please wait to order transcripts until those grades are posted
     

    Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

    Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56563

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    1. Baccalaureate degree in Speech Language Hearing Sciences or Communication Disorders from an accredited institution OR post-baccalaureate level courses in the major
     

    This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

    1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above OR 3.25 GPA for the most recent 40 credits
     

    This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

    1. Speech Language Pathology Application Form
     
    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Continue” to access the extended program application and fill in all information. Be sure to “Submit Application” when you have completed all aspects.
     
    1. Letter of Intent
     

    Prepare a letter that will support your application in regard to content and writing abilities; limit to two pages, double-spaced. Put your name on both pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
     
    1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE - new version required); only official scores accepted; no more than 5 years old. The most recent scores will be reviewed
     

    Schedule your test early. Allow 4 weeks for MSUM to receive your scores. When prompted at the test site, enter MSUM as a receiving school, code 6678.

    1. Three recommendations: minimum of two from Speech/Language/ Hearing Sciences or Communication Disorders Department. Note: An application file will NOT be reviewed unless two recommendations are from the SLHS/Communication Disorders Department.
     
    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • If you have not submitted contact information yet, select “Continue” to go into your application and complete program app and recommender information.
    • After clicking “Submit Application” you will need to contact the Graduate Studies Office for any recommender information changes.
    • Your recommenders will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Studies Office asking them to fill out the recommendation form.
    • To check the status of your recommendations later, select “Summary” in the Applications tab.
     
    1. Special note to MSUM undergraduates only
     

    When asking MSUM faculty and staff to write letters of reference, you are required to complete a Reference Permission Form and give the form to your reference writer along with a current resume.