Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Admittance to the Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Each student recommended for admission 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.
February 1 - All admission documents must be postmarked by this date
(Fall semester only)
Master's Program Application
Required: Supplemental Materials
In addition to the application, applicants must submit the following supplemental materials. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.
- Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
- Essay/personal statement (essay prompts can be found on the My Account Page)
- Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, coursework taken in high school, and from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate. Admitted students who fail to submit a final degree-posted transcript will not be permitted to register. Transcripts for studies still in progress must show fall grades. Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (excluding study abroad programs) must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by a NACES approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program. The evaluation must establish that the applicant has earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org).
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test scores. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Scores must be from tests administered within five years of the application deadline. Loyola's institution code is 5370.
- Three professional/academic letters of recommendation. The form should accompany letters of recommendation and should be emailed or mailed directly from your recommender to the address or email provided below for supplemental documents.
- Resume or curriculum vita.
- 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.
- 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.
- International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed).
Supplemental application documents should be submitted directly to:
Loyola University Maryland
Graduate Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 1447
Beltsville, MD 20704
Or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. If applicable, work experience is assessed through the presentation of a resume or vitae and professional references.
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.