The Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Mount St. Joseph University is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498- 2071 or 301-296-5700.

All students must complete the Central Application Service for Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDCAS) application. This can be accessed via the CSDCAS website. The CSDCAS application includes:

  • A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation; letters from previous academic instructors are highly recommended
  • A personal statement and writing sample

General Admission Criteria for MSLP

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution upon program matriculation
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average on 4.0 scale
  • Prerequisite courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (SLP prereq)
    • Phonetics (SLP prereq)
    • Speech and Language Development (SLP prereq)
    • Introduction to Audiology (SLP prereq)
    • General Biology (ASHA requirement)
    • General Physics or Chemistry (ASHA requirement)
    • Psychology or Sociology (ASHA requirement)
    • Statistics (ASHA requirement)
  • B or higher is required in all SLP pre-requisite courses. C or higher is required in all ASHA required prerequisite courses.
  • Meet the technical standards of the profession

Foreign Language Requirement

Applicants for the MSLP program are required to have an iBT minimum score of 90 with minimum individual scores of 26 in speaking, 22 in listening, 20 in writing, and 22 in reading. Official scores must be within 2 years of application to the program. Per the University, the MSLP Program Director can waive this requirement if a satisfactory GRE score is submitted, or the students completed their undergraduate degree at an accredited higher-education institution in the United States.

MSLP 3+2 program Admission Criteria

The 3+2 option allows students who meet the requirements of the 3+2 to start the MSLP program in the fourth year of their undergraduate program. The specific requirements to enroll in the MSLP are:

  • 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • B (3.0) or better in all SLH courses
  • C (2.0) or better in required/related courses
  • No instances of academic misconduct or academic probation
  • Meet the technical standards of the profession
  • Have completed a minimum of 107 credit hours