Application and Admission

APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR ADMISSION TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

The Department of Communication Disorders offers a program leading to the Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Applications are accepted from prospective students with bachelor's degrees in any field of study.  The completion of undergraduate courses in communication disorders is not required in order to apply to the Master's program.  Students who are admitted to the program will meet with the program adviser early in the summer to design a planned program of study that will include any undergraduate prerequisite courses that have not yet been completed.

All application materials must be received by the February 15th deadline. An applicant's file will not be considered until all application materials are received and the file is complete. Applications completed after the deadline will be retained for consideration for the following year if the applicant makes this request in writing by April 1.  Incomplete applications are not retained.

The following materials must be submitted (print checklist).

PLEASE NOTE:  Materials submitted to the School of Graduate Studies may be submitted electronically and materials submitted to the Department of Communication Disorders must be mailed.

To the School of Graduate Studies:

To the Department of Communication Disorders:

The following materials must be mailed to the Department of Communication Disorders at the address listed below:

PLEASE NOTE:  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH APPLICANT TO CONTACT BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS AND THE GRADUATE SCHOOL IN ORDER TO VERIFY THAT ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

Admissions decisions are made on a competitive basis. By April 1, letters are mailed to applicants indicating that they have been accepted, wait-listed or rejected. Accepted students have two weeks to reply before their admission status will be revoked. Letters of acceptance or rejection will then be mailed to wait-listed applicants.

All students accepted to the Communication Disorders Program must interview with the Graduate Program Director at the time of program planning during the spring or summer following admissions. They must subsequently be formally admitted by the School of Graduate Studies upon final review of transcripts and application materials in order to finalize the admissions process.

Accepted students begin their studies in the fall semester.  Students who have completed all of the required prerequisite coursework will be offered the option of beginning courses in the summer following admission, space allowing.

Contact information and mailing addresses:

Graduate School:
Southern Connecticut State University School of Graduate Studies
501 Crescent Street 
Engleman Hall, B-110 
New Haven, CT 06515 
Phone: (203) 392-5240

CMD Department:
Department of Communication Disorders/Admissions Committee 
Southern CT State University
501 Crescent Street 
Davis Hall B-012 
New Haven, CT 06515 
Phone: 203-392-5954 Fax: 203-392-5968

For further information contact: Mrs. Patricia McMahon, telephone 203-392-5954 or via email at mcmahonp1@southernct.edu.

Forms:

Revised:  10/2013