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 Speech Language Pathology




Important Notices

Important: If you have a bachelor's degree in a field other than communication disorders, please visit the post-bacc program.

The current admission cycle for the 23-24 academic year is now closed. 

We have moved our application process to CSDCAS. The application cycle for the 24-25 academic year will open July 15, 2023, and will close January 15, 2024. 

If you have any specific questions, please email

Application Requirements

Your application to CSDCAS must include:

  • Official Transcripts from all schools attended (including Murray State University and college credit earned in high school)
  • Three letters of recommendation (Two of the letters must come from faculty who can address your academic potential)
  • Personal Essay (see instructions on the documents page)
  • Video submission link (see instructions below)

You must also apply to Murray State University Graduate Admissions.

Your Application to Murray State University must include: 

  • Completed application to the Murray State graduate school with a non-refundable application fee (this is in addition to the CSDCAS fee) which can be submitted on our Graduate Admissions site.

CSDCAS Customer Service information

  1. Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
    Phone – 617.612.2030
    E-Mail –
  2. CSDCAS Applicant
    The applicant portal for Murray State opened July 15, 2021.
    Go to the application portal
  3. CSDCAS Address
    All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:
    CSDCAS Verification Department
    P.O. Box 9113
    Watertown, MA 02471
  4. CSDCAS Application Deadlines
    Application deadline is January 15, 2022. If an applicant does not submit their online application prior to the deadline, they are no longer able to apply to our program. It is the applicant's responsibility to meet the deadline requirements.
  5. GRE Code
    Murray State's code 1494.

Admission Information For Non-English Speakers

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 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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