Communication Sciences & Disorders

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi


The application deadline for fall graduate admissions is February 1st. Graduate Assistantship applications are also due on February 1st.  Students admitted into the graduate program for the 2019-2020 school year will get an early start on graduate courses by beginning classes in the summer of 2019. This early start will allow students to begin clinical practicum rotations in the Fall semester.

The Application

A complete application includes the following components. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required materials are received by the deadline.

  • Online UM Graduate School Application
  • Letter of Intent (1-2 pages recommended)
    • You will submit your letter of intent using the online system after you have submitted the initial application and fee.
  • Resume (1-2 pages recommended)
    • You will submit your resume using the online system after you have submitted the initial application and fee.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • You will enter contact information for your letter writers using the online system after you have submitted the initial application and fee. Your letter writers will be notified to submit their letter using the online system.
    • College instructors and work or volunteer supervisors are acceptable letter writers. Letters from family, friends, etc. are not acceptable.
  • GRE scores
    • Contact Educational Testing Service by visiting to request that your GRE scores be sent to the Graduate School.
    • The University of Mississippi institution code is 1840.
  • Official Transcript(s)
    • Copies of official transcripts for all institutions from which you have received a degree or enrolled in graduate or professional courses must be sent directly to the UM Graduate School at the following address. We cannot accept official transcripts that are sent to the department.
      • University of Mississippi Graduate School; 100 Graduate House; P.O. Box 1848; University, MS 38677-1848
    •  If you graduated from the University of Mississippi, the UM Graduate School will access your official transcripts free of charge, as long as you indicate that you attended the University of Mississippi on your application. However, if you have a hold on your account, we will not receive your UM transcript and your application may not be considered complete.

Eligibility Requirements

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application packet is complete by the deadline. Only complete applications will be considered. The minimum overall GPA for consideration is 3.0. Competitive students will have a higher GPA. Mean scores for students admitted in the Fall 2017 class are listed below. For additional eligibility requirements, see the Eligibility page.

Mean Scores for students admitted in the last admissions cycle
Overall GPA 3.79
CSD GPA 3.86
GRE Verbal 150
GRE Quantitative 147
GRE Writing 4.0


Consideration Process

Complete applications are ranked based on undergraduate grade point average (GPA), scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and individual qualities. Individual qualities include factors such as leadership potential, clinical experience, research experience, and demonstrated commitment to the field of CSD. GPA and GRE scores that meet or exceed those reported above do not guarantee admission.

The top applicants on our final ranked list will be offered admission, up to our maximum class size.


Part-Time Applicants

Students who attend part-time must meet all of the same requirements and expectations as students who attend full-time. This may require the student to take time off work or negotiate release time with their employer. Students who are considering applying to attend part-time should contact the department ahead of time to discuss program expectations.


Financial Aid

Information about financial aid, including Graduate Assistantship positions and Diversity Fellowships, can be found on our Financial Aid page.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, nation or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.