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Master of Science (MS) in Speech-Language Pathology Admissions

Program Prerequisites 

The prerequisite courses below must be completed with a grade of C or prior to starting at RUSH.  

  • Anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing 
  • Introduction to audiology 
  • Normal language development 
  • Phonetics and normal articulation 
  • Speech and hearing science 
  • Statistics 
  • Behavioral or social science 
  • Biological science 
  • Physical science (physics or chemistry)


Admission Requirements 

You must meet the following qualifications: 

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to matriculation 
  • Have a recommended overall GPA of at least 3.0 or major GPA of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) 


How to Apply to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program 

Take the following steps to apply: 

  • Complete an application using the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service. 
  • You will also need the following ready to submit to CSDCAS: 
    • Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended.  
    • International course evaluations for all coursework completed outside the United States. 
    • Evaluations from three individuals acquainted with your academic back¬ground who can speak to your potential to be successful in a challenging graduate program.
      • CSDCAS will contact each reference with instructions on how to complete an online evaluation.
    • Personal statement.
    • Applicants may also be invited to participate in an interview.
  • Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if your native language is not English. 

The GRE exam is not required for admission for fall 2024. 

In accordance with the RUSH I CARE values (Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and excellence) and in an effort to support diversity and inclusion in our student body, we take all required application materials into consideration 

We take a holistic review approach to the admissions process. 

You will be informed if you are required to complete the secondary RUSH application. Please do not complete the secondary application until you have been asked to do so. 

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