To be considered for admittance to the Master of Speech-Language Pathology, you must meet the following requirements:
*Note that the general education area courses and the pre-professional courses listed above do not need to be completed at the time of your application. However, applicants must have a plan in place for completing them before fall enrollment in the SAU - MSLP program. The CSDCAS application provides a section for entering planned or in-progress coursework. You should include any classes you are planning to take but have not currently taken in the section of planned courses.
The Centralized Application Service was created to provide a convenient process for prospective students to apply to multiple schools using a single Web-based application. https://portal.csdcas.org/. This portal is generally made available in September or October. This is the only way to apply to the SAU graduate speech-language pathology program; you do not need to apply separately to St. Ambrose.
Documentation of 25 hours of observation. *Note that applicants do not submit this at the time of application, and you are not required to submit it through CSDCAS. Documentation must be received before fall enrollment from applicants who receive offers of admission to our program.
Once applicants are considered eligible for interviews after review of their completed files, they will be notified of available interview dates and invited by the MSLP Program's Admissions Committee to schedule an on-campus interview. Interview dates for Fall 2016 admission: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 & Saturday, Mar. 6, 2016. *There is the possibility of a remote interview for applicants outside of a six-hour driving distance.
A typical interview day involves participation in the following activities: an interview with a group of faculty and current students and/or alumni, a tour of our facility, and question & answer session with our Clinical Director and Program Director, and opportunities to talk informally with current students/alumni. Students will also be asked to provide a writing sample in response to a prompt. Interview and writing sample responses will be evaluated using rubrics established for this purpose. Prospective students' application, interviews, and writing samples are evaluated using rubrics that were developed by the MSLP Program. The MSLP Admissions Committee makes admission recommendations to the Program Director, who notifies each applicant in writing of the admission decision.