Application Process

Centralized Application to the Graduate Program

Applications to the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be administered through the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service for Clinical Education in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. The web-based CSDCAS service for students has been created so prospective applicants may apply to multiple schools from one centralized program. The Master of Science degree program requires a minimum of five academic semesters to complete, including continuous enrollment in one summer during the sequence of studies. If undergraduate deficiencies are assessed at the time of admission, additional time may be required to finish the M.S. degree. For a detailed list of requirements, please review the Graduate Catalog.

In order to apply for the master's degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, prospective applicants should log in at the CSDCAS portal. This link will allow you to make an application for the program and monitor your application's status. As part of this process you will need to supply the following:

  1. Official transcript(s) from each college from which you received course credit even if past course work appears on a later transcript. Please see instructions in CSDCAS for how to request transcripts and where to have them sent.
  2. Letters of recommendation — minimum of three. At least two of three recommendations should be from academic faculty members who know your work (see CSDCAS instructions).
  3. GRE scores are required for all applicants. The GRE CSDCAS code is 7579.
  4. Upload a 2-minute video answering the following questions:
    1. What skills or experiences have prepared you to be a future speech-language pathologist?
    2. Why are you determined to complete a graduate degree to become a speech-language pathologist?

The Centralized Program Application must be completed by Jan 15. Incomplete applications will not be considered in the admissions process. Upon acceptance to the graduate program, students must apply and send official transcripts and GRE scores to the Graduate School at the University of Arkansas. Students are not required to apply to the U of A Graduate School until they have confirmed their acceptance to the graduate program.

The Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders adheres to the Graduate School's policy for proof of English proficiency. A passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if your native language is not English, or your undergraduate instruction was not in English is required.

The Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders adheres to the university’s policy on disability and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness while providing an accessible environment and education for faculty, staff and students. To learn more about accessibility or to request accommodations, visit the Center for Educational Access (CEA).

Students applying to the graduate program at the University of Arkansas are encouraged to reach out to a Career Counselor with the College of Education and Health Professions. Our Career Counselors can assist students with feedback on personal statements, setting goals, navigating the application process as well as anything related to career planning. Students can also register for “Graduate Application Assistance” appointment through Handshake.

Notification of Admission Decision

Applicants will be notified by email of admission decisions in CSDCAS on or before April 15. Students on the wait list will be notified of openings or the need to re-apply after April 15.

U of A Tuition and Fees Information

Questions and additional information: 479-575-4893