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Master of Speech-Language Pathology




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To be considered for admittance to the Master of Speech-Language Pathology, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An overall GPA of 2.85 or higher.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher in courses directly related to the study of communication sciences and disorders.
  • GRE scores are not required for admission to St. Ambrose University's Master of Speech-Language Pathology program
  • A minimum of one course with a grade of ‘B’ or better in each of the following areas: biological sciences, statistics, social sciences, and physics or chemistry. A grade of a B minus or lower, or a passing grade in a course taken pass/fail, does not count towards meeting any of these general education requirements. 
  • Completion of the following pre-professional courses prior to enrollment in the SAU MSLP Program
    • Phonetics
    • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
    • Anatomy, and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
    • Speech and Hearing Science
    • Language Development
    • Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation

    *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. 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.

  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted electronically through CSDCAS.
  • Official transcripts must be submitted through CSDCAS