Admissions to the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology - Masters of Science
Welcome to the Murray State University Communication Disorders Program. We are pleased you have decided to apply for admission to our Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology. Murray State University is a nationally recognized university and has achieved many national rankings. The Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology is an accredited program and has an outstanding reputation across the state and in the neighboring regions in Tennessee and Illinois. Our professional faculty and staff are accomplished and successful speech-language pathologist and audiologists.
You have made a smart selection in choosing to apply to the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology at Murray State University. Please read over the admissions process carefully.
MSU Graduate Admission Standards
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements for admission. In addition, applicants must have
- a baccalaureate degree in communication disorders or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution
- a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
- submission of official Graduate Record Examination scores by application deadline
- successful completion of the following prerequisite courses (or their equivalents) at the time of application
- CDI 215 Clinical Phonetics
- CDI 310 Anatomy and Physiology
- CDI 315 Speech Science
- CDI 325 Pediatric Speech Disorders I
- CDI 340 Speech and Language Development
- CDI 345 Pediatric Language Disorders I
- CDI 405 Audiology
- CDI 451 Aural Rehabilitation
- CDI 465 Neuroanatomy
- CDI 470 Pediatric Speech Disorders II
- CDI 472 Pediatric Language Disorders II
* We recognize the non-MSU undergraduate student may have different course names as well as variations of programs of studies, all courses will be reviewed against course catalogue descriptions when the transcript is received.
Applicants who do not have a baccalaureate degree in communication disorders or the prerequisite coursework should apply for the post-baccalaureate program.
Application for Admission to Graduate Study
Applicants must complete an application essay that is sent directly to the Communication Disorders Program. Your autobiographical statement should be a 1 page-single-spaced typed document that addresses the bullets below. At the bottom of the page, please print and sign and date the document. You may email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Communication Disorders Program, Murray State University, 125 Alexander Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071
Why did you choose a career in Speech-Language Pathology?
üWhy would you like to attend Graduate School at MSU?
üDescribe your participation in pre-professional extracurricular activities while pursuing your undergraduate degree.
üDescribe any clinical experiences and completed observations.
üAddress any other factors that would be helpful to he selection committee when they review your application.
Applicants may choose to submit an application for a graduate assistantship which should be sent directly to the Communication Disorders Program. GA Application Information
The MSU program begins in the summer semester and accepts full-time students only at this time. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1 each year. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admissions.