Communication Sciences and Disorders (MA)
The Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Delaware is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our admissions process begins in October for admission into the following fall semester.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program provides academic and clinical training commensurate with the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology degree. This entry-level degree program provides students the necessary coursework and practicum experiences to apply for certification in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Graduates are also eligible to apply for licensure as a speech language pathologist in Delaware. The University of Delaware CSCD program is full-time and of two years duration, including one winter session and one summer session. Part-time matriculation is not permitted. Only students meeting all prerequisite courses are accepted.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is housed in the Tower at STAR on STAR Campus. The Department has modern, well-equipped laboratories for research, education, and clinical practice. In addition, there is a full-service, in-house Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, which provides clinical practice opportunities and training for CSCD students.
Requirements for Admission
Candidates with baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges and universities are eligible to apply for admission into the CSCD graduate program. International students from accredited universities outside of the United States are eligible to apply. All international transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized credentialing agency prior to application. Applicants must follow the application process outlined on the Communication Sciences and Disorders website (http://sites.udel.edu/cscd/). The program admits 25-30 students annually.
Admission to the program is competitive. Acceptance is based on demonstrated academic excellence, required GREs, a required essay, and letters of recommendation. Acceptance is based on the stated criteria without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
The minimum entrance requirements for the CSCD program include:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with official transcript
- Completion of all required prerequisite coursework before enrolling in the graduate program
- Graduate Record Examination scores
- Three letters of recommendation
Students whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (Internet based test, IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
* Prerequisite coursework requirements are:
- At least one course in each of the following areas: biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and social/behavioral sciences
- Speech Science
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Speech and Language Development
- Clinical Principles for Management of CSD
- Introduction to Audiology
- Coursework in Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology is not required, but highly encouraged