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Admissions to the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology - Masters of Science


Application Information

Thank you for choosing the Murray State University Graduate Program 
in Speech-Language Pathology

The next admissions cycle will be for the Class of 2017 and will open 

November 1st 2014.

We are revising the recommendation form and other details associated with the application process. If materials are prepared before Nov 1st I’ll post them early. That being said, you will need three recommendation letters. We prefer letters from academic instructors (especially in the discipline) who can speak to your work ethic, your overall attitude and dispositions as well as academic potential for graduate study and clinical work. We also require an online video submission and writing sample.

As a professional courtesy, you will want to determine how much time individuals who will write on your behalf need to compose an appropriate recommendation. Therefore, we recommend you ask for a reference now and indicate materials will be provided as soon as possible but no later than the first week in November.

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Applications will be accepted until Midnight on February 1, 2015.

Admission Information
For Non-English Speakers


Welcome to the Murray State University Communication Disorders Program.  We are pleased you have decided to apply for admission to our Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology.  Murray State University is a nationally recognized university and has achieved many national rankings.  The Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology is an accredited program and has an outstanding reputation across the state and in the neighboring regions in Tennessee and Illinois.  Our professional faculty and staff are accomplished and successful speech-language pathologist and audiologists. 

You have made a smart selection in choosing to apply to the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology at Murray State University.  Please read over the admissions process carefully. 

 MSU Graduate Admission Standards

Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements for admission. In addition, applicants must have

  • a baccalaureate degree in communication disorders or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution
  • a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
  • submission of official Graduate Record Examination scores by application deadline
  • successful completion of the following prerequisite courses (or their equivalents) at the time of application

Prerequisite Courses

  • CDI 215 Clinical Phonetics
  • CDI 310 Anatomy and Physiology
  • CDI 315 Speech Science
  • CDI 325 Pediatric Speech Disorders I
  • CDI 340 Speech and Language Development
  • CDI 345 Pediatric Language Disorders I
  • CDI 405 Audiology
  • CDI 451 Aural Rehabilitation
  • CDI 465 Neuroanatomy
  • CDI 470 Pediatric Speech Disorders II
  • CDI 472 Pediatric Language Disorders II

* We recognize the non-MSU undergraduate student may have different course names as well as  variations of programs of studies, all courses will be reviewed against course catalogue descriptions  when the transcript is received.

Applicants who do not have a baccalaureate degree in communication disorders or the prerequisite coursework should apply for the post-baccalaureate program.

* Students who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate competence in written and spoken English. This can be done by submitting a satisfactory score on the GRE as well as the TOEFL or IELTS, taken within one year of the date of application. The Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology requires a minimum score of 114 on the internet-based TOEFL (ibT) with no band less than 22 on Reading and Listening, 26 on Speaking, and 24 on Writing. An overall score of 8 is required on the IELTS with no band less than 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS scores must be on file in the Graduate School prior to receipt of the application for graduate study. 

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