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 in 2013 was above 250.
ADMISSIONS CRITERIA & DATA:
1) GPA in the undergraduate CDIS major or post-bacc leveling courses of
no less than 3.0
Average incoming GPA for last 3 years (Fall 11-Fall 13) = 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 preferably from former instructors and submitted
through CSDCAS system (see Admission Requirements page).
4) A one to two page personal statement is required. It must be submitted through
the CSDCAS system (see Admission Requirements page).
5) Group Interview - An invitation to take part in a group interview including small
group discussion 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: Sequence of Graduate Coruses Full-time students typically graduate in 5-6 semesters if they follow the recommended sequence of courses for each semester. Part-time students will usually take 7-8 semesters to graduate.
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