Deadline to submit application and have transcripts to to CSDCAS: 1/1/15 for Traditional Program and 12/15/14 for Hybrid Distance Program
Applicants must apply to the CDS graduate program through CSDCAS AND must apply to the EIU Graduate School. Applying for an assistantship is optional.
Required to Apply
1) Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 major and cumulative GPAs to apply
Applicants must have completed (or plan to complete in the spring term) the following courses:Anatomy and Physiology of Communication Mechanisms, Speech Science, Child Language Acquisition, Phonetics/Phonological Development, Audiology, and a Clinical Methods Course/Clinical Observation.
Applicants must have completed or planned to complete either Assement/Treatment of Articulation/Phonological Disorders or Assessment/Treatment of Child Language Disorders. (Both are recommended and if either were not completed at the undergraduate level, the course will need to be made up during the graduate program.)
Other Recommended Courses (can be taken in graduate school if not taken in undergrad program):
Aural Rehabilitation, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:
- A complete online application
- A $30 application fee
Transcripts or GRE scores do NOT need to be sent to EIU during the application process. GRE scores are submitted through CSDCAS in the process described below about applying to the Program through CSDCAS. If you are accepted to our graduate program, an official copy of your transcripts will need to be sent to the graduate school at that time. Questions about your application or the application process to the EIU graduate school should be directed to the Graduate School (phone 217-581-2220). All students begin in the summer term (Applicants must mark apply for summer NOT fall semester)
The Master's Programs in Speech-Language Pathology in CDS at EIU BEGINS IN THE SUMMER TERM and requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a bachelor's degree in the major or from completion of prerequisite undergraduate coursework to apply.
- Information about applying for the Traditional On-Campus 2-year Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology (application deadline February 1)
- Information about applying for the Distance Education 3-year Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology. This program is intended for individuals with a bachelor's degree in communication disorders who have obtained significant relevant work experience with children or adults since graduation. Many qualified individuals have taken positions in the public schools, early intervention settings, private clinics, or skilled nursing facilities, etc to gain additional valuable experience with individuals who have communication disorders. Those experiences will contribute to success in the program, which is geared for people who are working with individuals on a day-to-day basis. (New group of students accepted every 2-3 years. Next anticipated application deadline January 1, 2015 to begin Summer 2015)
If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.
Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications must be completed by February 1st; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month. For more information about graduate assistantships, please click here.