Communication Sciences & Disorders
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi


We accept only full time students (effective 8/28/2018). The application deadline is February 1st. Graduate Assistantship applications are now embedded within the CSDCAS application. Students admitted into the graduate program will start their studies in Second Summer Session, which typically starts the last week of June. This early start allows students a better academic and clinical training and experience.

COVID-19 Vaccination

While the state of Mississippi prohibits the mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for enrollment as a student, external medical practicum sites at which our students accrue clinical hours, as well as many internship sites across the country, may require the COVID-19 vaccine for students and trainees. If you are admitted to the Masters in Speech Language Pathology graduate program within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, you may be required either to submit proof of vaccination to external clinical placements and/or sign an attestation acknowledging that you may not be able to participate in practicum experiences or internships due to external sites’ requirements, which without the required clinical rotation hours, you may not be able to progress towards an on-time graduation.

The Application

All applications for the M.S. in SLP program must be submitted through the Communication Sciences & Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To learn more about the application process, please review the Before Applying web page.

To access CSDCAS, please visit

CSDCAS Customer Service Assistance

CSDCAS Customer Service: (617) 612-2030

CSDCAS Applicant Portal Link

All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA  02471

To be considered for admission an application must be completed on or before February 1.

A complete application is one that has been e-submitted and all transcripts, scores, statement, letters of recommendation, and payments have been received by CSDCAS and attached to the application. Documents should be sent several weeks prior to the February 1 deadline to ensure that items arrive on time. The timeliness of the application is considered the responsibility of the applicant.

Minimal qualifications for applying to M.S. in SLP program

A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning; Applicants are expected to have successfully completed an undergraduate course of study in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders. In some cases, applicants without such preparatory coursework may be considered for graduate admission, but the program of study may require additional coursework. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (where A= 4.0) is required.

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 our Class of 2021 cohort are listed below. For additional eligibility requirements, see the Eligibility page.

Overall GPA 3.70
CSD GPA 3.86
GRE Verbal 149
GRE Quantitative 147
GRE Writing 3.8

 Optional Documentation

  • Letter of Intent (Personal Essay)

Required Documentation

  • Submit an official copy of the GRE scores and percentile ranks in all three areas including verbal, quantitative, and analytical, to CSDCAS using the CSDCAS GRE code (4190) designated for the University of Mississippi.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation that reflects the applicant’s academic and clinical abilities, potential for success in graduate studies, and personal qualities predictive of professional success as a speech-language pathologist.
  • CV/Resume

Additional required documentation for applicants whose native language is not English

Documentation of English language proficiency: Applicants must make arrangements to take the tests well in advance of the desired date of enrollment at the University of Mississippi.

  • Minimum required scores on Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-Based 527; Computer-based 193; Internet-based 70-71
  • Minimum required scores onInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS): 5.5

Requirements after completion of application, only if you receive a letter stating that you have been recommended for admission to the M.S. SLP program. 

  • Complete Online Application for the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi and pay the application fee ($50).
  • Submit the required supporting documents
    • Official university transcripts
    • GRE score
    • TOEFL/IELTS scores – international students only
    • *All test scores must be sent directly from the testing service. The institution code for the University of Mississippi on the GRE and TOEFL is 1840.
  • 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

Recommended Document

  • If you have completed observation hours in Speech-Language Pathology or audiology settings, please upload the official documentation that shows the completion of any observation hours.

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.