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Graduate Admissions Process

The application deadline for admission to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is January 15th of each year. Applicants that meet this deadline can expect an admissions decision from the department by the end of March. Our goal is to make admission decisions earlier to allow applicants to make their graduate school plans earlier.

In order to meet the deadline, all applicants must submit their application by January 15th (11:59 PM EST). Incomplete files WILL NOT be reviewed. For more information on our program go to go.pacific.edu/slp

THE CSDCAS ONLINE APPLICATION INCLUDES:
Transcripts
Official transcripts, from all institutions attended post high school (this includes vocational/technical school transcripts), must be submitted to CSDCAS as part of the application. DO NOT send transcripts to the university at this time.

Official GRE Scores
Pacific's GRE CSDCAS Code is: 0773
It is highly recommended that all applicants wishing to meet the January 15th deadline take the GRE exam no later than November 30th; it can take 6-8 weeks for test results to reach recipients (in this case, CSDCAS). Scores must be received by January 15th.

Personal Statement
There is no assigned prompt for the essay, however; your personal essay should describe your motivation, skills and abilities that will contribute to your academic and clinical success in our program. (5500 character maximum)

Three (3) Letters of Reference
All letters of reference must be sent in using the CSDCAS online system. At least one letter of reference should come from a university faculty member. 

Video Recording
Each applicant must submit a 3-4 minute video recording of him/herself responding to the prompts detailed on CSDCAS. Once you have completed your video, please upload it to YouTube (be sure your video IS NOT set to "private" or we will be unable to view it; instead, select "unlisted") and submit your video link in the "Questions" portion of the CSDCAS application.

Prerequisites
CSDCAS now has a section titled "Prerequisites." In this section, you will answer questions related to various coursework you taken in the field of speech-language pathology (these are considered 'prerequisites' for the 15-month program) and general education course work taken (which are not required to apply but will be required prior to completing our program).  

Documents
For all applicants applying to the 15-month program, you will submit your clinical observation hours in the "Documents" section of the application. Applicants that do not have hours to submit need to submit a Word document stating that they do not have hours to submit at this time.

TUITION AND FEES
Go to current Tuition and Fees for our program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Go to Frequently Asked Questions to find our more about our program and admissions process.

INFORMATION SESSIONS
Applicants to the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of the department's graduate admission information sessions to assist them in making an informed decision about a graduate program that will best suit their needs. Each information session will be hosted by two of the department's faculty members and will provide an overview of the program, tours of the classrooms and clinic facilities, and opportunities for individual questions. Go to the sign up form for our Information Sessions. 

We look forward to meeting you on campus soon. If you have any further questions regarding the graduate application and admissions process, please contact the department's graduate program director, Dr. Larry Boles, at lboles@pacific.edu or 209-946-7490.