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Our Master's program in communication sciences and disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Students in our Master's program receive strong academic foundations along with clinical training involving best-evidence practices. The full-time, two-year (five semesters) program incudes one year of simultaneous academic coursework and clinical practicum in the OSU Speech-Language Hearing Clinic and one year where the students split each semester with eight weeks of coursework followed by eight weeks of clinical externship.

Apply to Our Master's Program

Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.S.

Our graduate admissions application is available through Council of Academic Programs in Communication Science and Disorders (CAPCSD/CSDCAS) website. The admissions process includes a comprehensive review of submitted applications. We consider several different academic metrics to come up with the final admission offers.

Application Process

Admissions Information

  • Steps to Apply

    An applicant has to pay BOTH the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) fee as well as the graduate application fee.


    CSDCAS Application Link


    CSDCAS Application Fee: The fees for the 23-24 cycle will be $139 for the first program designation selected and $56 for each additional program selected. Please visit the CSDCAS website for more details. 


    Graduate Application Fee Links:


    For U.S. citizens and permanent residents ($50 fee)  


    For international applicants ($75 fee)


    All completed applications are due on Jan 15th, 2024 (10:59 pm CST OR 11:59 pm EST).

  • Interview Process

    Meet and Greet Events:

    We are replacing our one-on-one interviews with meet and greet events this year. We will be hosting at least 2-3 meet and greet events in fall and spring semesters to allow prospective applicants to meet with our faculty and current students to ask questions about our program. Actual dates and times of the meet and greet events will be published in early fall semester.


    *For any queries about our graduate program, please feel free to email graduate advisor Ms. Kristi Carpenter or program director Dr. Sabiha Parveen

  • Admissions Requirements 
    • An official transcript from each institution previously attended. Please submit your official transcripts to CSDCAS. Please do not send your official or unofficial transcripts to our department address or to SLATE.

    • GRE scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) (CSDCAS GRE code is 3289). Send your GRE scores directly from ETS to CSDCAS. Please do not send your GRE scores to SLATE.

    • Two letters of recommendation submitted on CSDCAS application portal. Both letters need to discuss your potential as a graduate student.

      • At least one of the two letters must be written by a course instructor.

      • The second letter can be from a separate course instructor, clinical supervisor (if applicable), research mentor (if applicable), or other academic faculty members.

    • Personal statement; this can include information about the following areas:

      • Discuss why you wish to pursue a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).

      • You may discuss your personal and prior experiences in CSD, including but not limited to personal struggles and growth, advocacy related to communication and/or disabilities/social issues, and professional experiences within the field.

      • You might also highlight any academic, research, clinic, or other professional achievements from your undergraduate program or overall, so far.

      • You may discuss any unique contributions you would bring as a graduate student to a CSD program.

      • You may also discuss here if your academic grades do not accurately reflect your potential as a prospective graduate student.

    • Completion of screening questions about your personal achievements and your preferences (teaching/research).

    For more information or general admissions information please visit the graduate admissions page.

  • Recommended Scores
    • Major GPA of 3.1 or higher in the undergraduate major

      • Applicants with a major GPA of less than 3.1 may be considered on a case-by-case basis

    • GRE cumulative score of 296

    • Verbal GRE of 153

    • Quantitative GRE of 144

    • Analytical writing GRE of 3.5

    • TOEFL required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers (iBT score of 79/PBT score of 550)

  • Additional Requirements 

    Course requirements: All students admitted to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program must have taken coursework in Speech Science and Neural Basis of Speech and language or equivalent courses prior to beginning graduate coursework. We offer both of these courses online in the summer for students who have not completed them during their undergraduate program.


    To be considered for admission, international applicants are expected to submit evidence of English proficiency in the form of official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or PTE Academic examinations. A waiver of this requirement can be obtained for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, at which English is the primary language of instruction, located in a country in which English is a recognized primary language.


    Go to the Graduate College website for more details.

  • Criteria for non-CSD Post-Baccalaureate Applicants

    Applicants who have an undergraduate degree in a different field and are either currently working on a post-baccalaureate degree or already have a post-baccalaureate degree may also be eligible to apply to our graduate program. All applicants need to complete three courses (Phonetics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Communication Disorders in Children) within the fall semester before they can be considered for admissions to the graduate program for the next academic year. Go to our post-baccalaureate certificate page to learn more. 

Graduate Student Opportunities

Clinical Practicum

Student clinicians are closely supervised during both on and off-campus clinical rotations. The amount of supervision provided meets or exceeds the standards set by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Clinical Practicum


In addition to graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs) and graduate research assistantships (GRAs), our department offers several graduate student scholarships annually.


Summer Jumpstart

Students admitted into the communication sciences and disorders graduate program have the option to begin clinical practicum and/or the AAC course in the summer prior to fall coursework.

Summer Jumpstart


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