Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Application Deadline- February 1, 2016
Loyola University participates in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Central Application Service, known as CSDCAS application.
In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, the materials noted below must be completed and submitted to CSDCAS by February 1, 2016. Once they are verified by CSDCAS, they will be reviewed by Loyola's admission committee. Please note that documents may take up to 4 weeks for verification.
It is important to understand the application process before submitting your application. Please read the CSDCAS instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before submitting your application.
Required: Supplemental Materials
In addition to the electronic CSDCAS application, applicants must submit the following supplemental documents directly to CSDCAS.
- Essay/personal statement
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test scores taken within the past five years. Loyola's Designated Institutional Code is 1215.
- Three professional/academic letters of recommendation.
- Prerequisite Course Information Form. This form is required for students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology or communication science disorders. (uploaded as essay #2 on CSDCAS)
In addition to the documents above, the following documents are also required if applicable.
- TOEFL score report. The TOEFL examination is required only if English is not the applicant's native language or if the applicant has not completed a degree program taught in English. TOEFL scores must be from tests administered within two years of the application deadline. Official scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Loyola's institution code is 5370. ( sent to Loyola)
- International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed). (sent to Loyola)
- Applicants who hold degrees from non-US institutions must submit a course by course evaluation and translation. We recommend:World Education Services, Inc (WES). www.wes.org (sent to CSDCAS)
Questions regarding the application process and submission of documents?
CSDCAS Customer Service- Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Questions about the Loyola Speech Language Pathology program?
Loyola University Office of Graduate Admission
Toll-free 800-221-9107, ext. 5020
Additional Application Information
It is the policy of departmental admission committees to give promising applicants the opportunity to undertake graduate work. A careful examination of an applicant's academic qualifications (and professional background, if applicable) precedes every admission decision. The Speech-Language Pathology Admission Committee looks for previous academic achievement by considering an applicant's undergraduate and graduate records, combined with the results of the Graduate Record Examination. Academic and/or professional references and the application essay are also given significant weight in making the decision.
Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. At the time of admission, individuals will be informed of additional courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their graduate studies. Those who choose to accept the admission offer are expected to submit an enrollment deposit to secure a position in the program. This deposit is applied toward the first semester's tuition. An orientation for Speech-Language Pathology graduate students is typically scheduled for early September. At the orientation, a faculty adviser will be assigned to assist in planning a program of study.
Additionally, admittance to the Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Each student accepted into the program will be required to obtain, pay for, and pass a criminal background check. These background checks are routinely required by the Loyola Clinical Centers, schools, hospitals and other agencies that participate in the clinical education of our students. Failure to pass a criminal background check may make you ineligible to complete requirements and result in revocation of your acceptance into the graduate program. Additional information regarding the criminal background check process will be included in your acceptance letter.
Once the deposit is made, students are required to present documentation indicting immunity to communicable diseases. Health history and immunization forms will be sent after acceptance notification.
For more information about the Loyola University Maryland graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology please join us for an information session.