School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Students who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and wish to pursue a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders at Pacific University may apply for admission. It is not necessary to have an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders to pursue a masters degree, however, prerequisite course work must be completed prior to the time of enrollment in the graduate program. Students with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than communication sciences and disorders should apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Sequence.
A 3.0 GPA overall and in the undergraduate major, a combined verbal and quantitative GRE of 295, an analytical writing GRE of 3.5 is required for regular admission. Students who do not meet these requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis.
Admission is granted one time per year. The admission deadline for Fall 2013 is January 15 2013. Qualified applicants will be invited to Pacific University for an interview with members of the Admissions Committee. At that time, students will also have the opportunity to learn more about Pacific University and the Speech-Language Pathology program.
In order to apply for admission, please provide the following information:
- An online application using the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). The CSDCAS application fee is $100.00 for the first graduate program applied to and $45.00 for each additional graduate program.
- A supplemental application, sent directly to the College of Education admissions office, along with a $25 application fee.
- The following information must be submitted directly to CSDCAS in order to complete your application:
- Official transcripts from each college/university institution attended.
- A personal statement uploaded electronically within CSDCAS.
- Three reference letters.
- GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing) using CSDCAS code 0825.
- Valid Proof of English Language Proficiency - Candidates must meet one of the following conditions for valid proof of English Language proficiency:
- Completion of a bachelor's, master’s, doctorate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university where English is the primary language of instruction.
- Achieving the minimum required official score on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Pacific University Institutional TOEFL, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1072, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and their implementing regulations. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, 503-352-2215. © 2009 Pacific University. All rights reserved.
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Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions