Applicants to this program must have either an undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders OR an undergraduate major in a different discipline with a minimum, cumulative undergraduate degree GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale OR a master’s degree
The following courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better prior to enrollment in graduate level course work (courses deemed comparable and approved by the CSD graduate faculty may be substituted):
- Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing Mechanisms
- Phonetics (Transcription)
- Speech Science
- Introduction to Audiology & Hearing Science
- Language Development Across the Lifespan
- Phonology & Language Disorders
- Neurology of Human Communication
- Morphology & Syntax
- Introduction to Clinical Practice (completion of 25 hours of observation)
- Sign Language
Students can be admitted without these courses and will complete them during their first two semesters on campus. The length of the program: five to six semesters with an undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders and eight to nine semesters without an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Complete the CSDCAS Application. Applications in CSDCAS Verified status on or before February 1st will be considered. CSDCAS advises that it takes four weeks after achieving Complete status to be in Verified status.
TIP: Start the process early. Complete applications must have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Either an undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders OR an undergraduate major in a different discipline with a cumulative degree GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a master’s degree
- Minimum of three recommendations.
Longwood CSD undergraduates: two of the three must be from faculty other than Longwood CSD faculty.
- Official GRE Scores no more than five years old. (Institutional Code – 0068) Be sure your name on the GRE scores matches the name on your CSDCAS application so they will match. If not, contact CSDCAS to resolve.)
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended – this includes dual enrollment transcripts. All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at this address: CSDCAS Verification Department, PO Box 9113, Watertown, MA 02471.
- Résumé or curriculum vitae that details your work experience, education, leadership and professional organization activities, and scholarly activities, including publications, presentations, research, honors and awards.
In addition to the CSDCAS application, complete the Longwood University Online Application, including the in-state tuition application (if applicable), on or before the February 1st deadline. CSDCAS applications will not be considered if the Longwood application has not been submitted.
Application Review Process: Applications are reviewed once annually after the February 1st deadline for consideration for admission to the subsequent fall semester. Applicants are sent notification of a decision no later than March 15th and must accept the offer-of-admission by submitting a deposit by April 15th. Deposits are refundable provided a written withdrawal/refund request is submitted to the College of Graduate & Professional Studies prior to June 30th. Students accepted for the fall semester are given the option of taking courses the preceding summer.