Application Requirements

Earn Your Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Language Pathology

Whether you are a current undergraduate student studying communicative disorders or a recent graduate, our speech language pathology master’s degree will help you raise your knowledge and skill level to do great things for individuals with communication disorders. Working with clients of all ages, you will learn to assess, treat, and understand individuals whose communication skills are affected by stroke, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, autism, Down syndrome, or other factors. Through small class sizes and a tight-knit community, you’ll receive the personal instruction you need to pursue your interests, develop research opportunities, and work closely with a mentor who understands your goals and wants to see you exceed beyond what you thought possible.

Our program will prepare you to go immediately into the workforce or further your study in a doctoral program.

 

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Who Should Apply

  • College seniors, recent college graduates, and working adults
  • Individuals who want to help others by providing the necessary communication skills to enhance quality of life
  • Individuals interested in developing exceptional professional skills

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Language Development
  • Phonetics
  • Speech & Hearing Sciences
  • Statistics
  • At least one course in the behavioral sciences, e.g., Developmental Psychology
  • At least one course in the biological sciences, e.g., Introduction to Biology
  • At least one course in the physical sciences, e.g., Introduction to Physics, Acoustics, etc.

Highly Recommended but Not Required Courses

  • Introduction to Communicative Disorders
  • Clinical Methods and Supervised Observation

Please review Course descriptions for the prerequisites.

How to Strengthen Your Application

For those still in school

  • Complete the prerequisite courses
  • Engage in leadership opportunities
  • Gain practical experience through clinical internships
  • Build relationships with your professors to secure letters of recommendation

For those currently working

  • Brush up on required courses including statistics
  • Continue developing your leadership skills
  • Reconnect with professors and former supervisors to secure letters of recommendation

Application Requirements

  • All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related field, from a regionally accredited college or university, or the international equivalent. Candidates are normally expected to have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Submission of a completed CSDCAS application
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended (mailed to CSDCAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional abilities, focusing particularly on the potential for success
  • Personal statement that addresses reasons for pursuing an advanced degree in speech language pathology, professional objectives, and how Saint Mary’s aligns with personal and professional goals
  • A brief video interview (complete the video interview)
  • GRE scores (use code 6970). Only scores submitted to code 6970 will be considered.

Applications for the fall term open in early August. Saint Mary’s College uses the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) application system.  You must complete the application form, submit the application fee for CSDCAS (no additional fee is collected by Saint Mary’s), and provide all supporting documents through the CSDCAS application system.  The Speech Language Pathology program has a rolling admissions process.

 

Fast Track

This application is available only to Saint Mary's College seniors or recent graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Saint Mary’s Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology program will shape you into a strong clinical practitioner who works tirelessly to improve the lives of others. We will help ensure your success by giving you experiential learning opportunities to hone your skills through placements in a variety of settings, including schools, healthcare facilities, and early intervention programs. With faculty supervision, you will help provide speech and language services to clients throughout the area whose speech and language is affected by stroke, developmental delay, autism, Down syndrome, or other factors. Our dedicated faculty provide the personal instruction you need to pursue your interests and work closely with a mentor who understands your goals.

 

Application Requirements

•All applicants must have or expect a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related field, from Saint Mary's College with a overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

•Submission of a completed CSDCAS application

•Official transcripts from every college or university attended (via CSDCAS); The Office of Graduate Studies may request your Saint Mary's transcript on your behalf. We will arrange to have an official transcript sent to CSDCAS.

•Contact information for three (3) references. Please use the evaluations section to list their contact information.

•Personal statement that addresses reasons for pursuing an advanced degree in speech language pathology, professional objectives, and how Saint Mary’s aligns with personal and professional goals. If you also want to be considered for the Dual Degree program and/or a Master of Autism Studies, your personal statement should address your desire to work with individuals on the spectrum. Please review the documents section for further information about the personal statement and to upload your statement.

Please allow enough time to complete your application. Applications completed by November 29  will be guaranteed a decision by Christmas. This means you will be among the first eligible to apply for Graduate Assistant positions.

Applying to More Than One Program at Saint Mary's

If an addition to the Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology program, you would also like to be considered for the Dual Degree and/or Master of Autism Studies program(s), you may complete the application for your top choice program and then indicate for which additional program(s) you would also like to be considered. You only need to submit one application for your top choice program. Please note: if the admission committee for those additional program(s) requires supplemental application materials, we will notify you.

 

 

 

CSDCAS Information

  • CSDCAS Customer Service information
    • Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST
    • Phone – (617) 612-2030
    • E-Mail –csdcasinfo@csdcas.org
  • Use the CSDCAS Applicant Portal to apply
  • GRE Code
    • The GRE Code for Saint Mary's College for CSDCAS is 6970
  • All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:                      

CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA  02471