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Speech-Language Pathology Program

Individuals applying for admission to the College of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology Program must submit documentation of the following minimum requirements before the academic year commences for the incoming class:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution in Communication Sciences and Disorders, inclusive of the courses listed below, or
  2. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution in an area other than Communication Sciences and Disorders with completion of a specified sequence of prerequisite coursework including all of the following:
    • Anatomy and Physiology of Communication Mechanisms
    • Phonetics
    • Speech and Language Development
    • Speech and Hearing Science
    • Statistics
    • One course each in biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences
  3. Minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Grades of C or better for prerequisite courses; grades of C- are not acceptable.
  4. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the undergraduate major.
  5. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues.
  6. Scores on the general and writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) using the Midwestern University institution code of 1769.
    • The test must have been taken no earlier than January 1, 2014.
    • For more information about the GRE contact Educational Testing Services (ETS) at 866/473-4373 or visit
  7. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on academic, clinical, and professional experiences of the applicant.
  8. A completed CSDCAS application.
  9. An interview with faculty (invitation only).
  10. During the on-campus interview day, write an essay given a clinical writing prompt (for interview candidates only).
  11. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  12. Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.
  13. Proof of CPR certification through completion of a healthcare provider course certified by the American Heart Association.