COMMUNICATION AND LEARNING DISORDERS DEPARTMENT
The deadline for submission of an application for admission to the graduate program is Feb. 1 of each year.
The master’s program accepts 24 students per year into the incoming class and accepted students may begin the program in summer or fall. The number of applications received during the last two years has been more than 130.
ADMISSIONS CRITERIA & DATA:
Sequence of Graduate Courses
1) GPA in the undgergraduate CDIS major or post-bacc leveling courses of no less than 3.0
Average incoming GPA for last 3 years (Fall 09-Fall 11) = 3.45
2) A score of no less than 850 (289 for new GRE) on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
or 375 on the Miller's Analogies Test (MAT)
Average GRE score for last 3 years = 880
Average MAT score for last 3 years = 425
3) Two letters of recommendation with both preferably from former instructors.
4) Group Interview - An invitation to take part in a group interview of a selected
research article is extended to approximately 60 applicants based on their overall
rankings on the three criteria noted above. Acceptable performance in the group
interview provides the last few ranking points for admission.
Note: Full-time students can graduate in 5-6 semesters if they follow the recommended sequence of courses for each semester. For the last 3 graduating classes ('09-'11) 97% met that criteria. Part-time students will usually take 7-8 semesters to graduate.
OLLU alumni spotlight
Stella Guerra Nelson, (MA '73) Communication Disorders, is the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Territorial & International Affairs.
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