Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program Admissions & Deadlines

Admissions requirements

To be considered for admission into the Master of Science in speech-language pathology program, do the following:

  1. Earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to matriculation.
  2. Have a recommended overall GPA of at least 3.0 or major GPA of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher prior to matriculation:
    1. Anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing
    2. Introduction to audiology
    3. Normal language development
    4. Phonetics and normal articulation
    5. Speech and hearing science
    6. Statistics
    7. Behavioral or social science
    8. Biological science
    9. Physical science (physics or chemistry)

How to apply

Entry term: Fall (September)
Application cycle: September - January
Application deadline: Jan. 1

Complete the following steps to apply to the Master of Science in speech-language pathology program:

Submit an application using the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service.

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You will also need the following ready to submit directly to CSDCAS:

  1. Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended. Include an international course evaluation for coursework completed outside the United States.
  2. Evaluations from three college-level instructors in your major 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.
  3. Personal statement.

The GRE exam is not required for admission for Fall 2023.

If your native language is not English, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

In accordance with the Rush ICARE values (Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and in an effort to support diversity and inclusion in our student body, the Rush Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is taking all required application materials into consideration, i.e. a holistic review approach, in 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.

Admissions Contact 
Phone: (312) 942-0432

Email: cds_info@rush.edu

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Learn more about the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at an on-campus or online information session.