Requirements for Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

The general admissions requirements listed below are expected of all applicants for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program.

  • CSDCAS (Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service) common application
    • A complete application including all documents, evaluations, and transcripts must be received and verified by the application deadline. 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA*
    • *If a 3.0 undergraduate GPA is not met, other factors may be considered for acceptance into the program, such as extenuating circumstances that resulted in a low GPA in undergraduate study, professional experiences beyond college, or life experiences. These will be evaluated through an interview with the student.
  • Three evaluations completed by academic and/or professional references
  • Personal statement responding to the prompt provided in the application
  • Resume
  • All prior academic transcripts
    • ​​​​​​​Verified through CSDCAS system
  • Completed prerequisite coursework (see below)
    • ​​​​​​​Classes may only be used to meet one requirement
    • Classes in which you are currently enrolled can be listed. These must be completed prior to matriculating into the program. 
  • Finalist Interview
    • ​​​​​​​Select applicants will be invited for a video conference interview with the DelVal SLP program admission committee member(s)​​​​​​​

Speech-Language Pathology Prerequisites Required:

The Speech-Language Pathology program at Delaware Valley University requires the following courses and/or their equivalents be completed prior to starting the M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology:

  1. Intro to Speech-Language Pathology and Survey of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  2. Phonetics
  3. Speech and Hearing Science
  4. Introduction to Audiology
  5. Child Language Development 

Courses must be at least one credit hour, and a passing grade must be achieved.

Students must complete the pre-requisites prior to entry into the program. Completion of these pre-requisite courses at Delaware Valley University does not guarantee admission to the M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology.

In addition, students must have completed the foundational science courses required of ASHA. Information on the required basic sciences can be found at the link below. Students must have successfully completed one class in each of the following areas: statistics, biology, physics or chemistry, and social or behavioral sciences.

Timeline/Process Information

The 2023-2024 application cycle will open through CSDCAS on August 1st. Complete applications should be submitted and verified by February 4th for full consideration. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after the February 4th deadline if seats are available. 



For questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, please contact the Speech-Language Pathology program via email or phone.