Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 and a 3.00 in Communication Sciences and Disorders courses.
  2. Admittance to approved status typically requires an undergraduate major in Communication Sciences Disorders or equivalent Post-Baccalaureate Program.
  3. Three letters of recommendation. Academic references are preferred.
  4. A personal statement.   In your personal essay, please address the following in 500 words or less. Describe how your experiences have shaped you. Explain what distinguishes you from other qualified applicants. Share your long-range goals.
  5. Admissions for summer and fall enrollment and the award of financial aid will be based on applications completed by January 15.
  6. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  7. Upon admission, students must meet the Essential Functions required by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.

   1. A minimum of 67 semester credits in a major field, including the credits granted for a thesis or an independent study.

   2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.

   3. A maximum of 9 credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.

   4. Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive final examination.

   5. Required CSD Courses:

  1. CSD 525Introduction to Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology3
    CSD 530Audiology for SLPs2-3
    CSD 532Aphasia3
    CSD 533Investigations in Child Language3
    CSD 534Advanced Speech Sound Disorders2
    CSD 536Stuttering and related disorders2
    CSD 538Voice Disorders3
    CSD 542Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
    CSD 550Motor Speech Disorders2
    CSD 551Dysphagia3
    CSD 583Evaluation and Service Delivery3
    CSD 584Advanced Clinical Practicum1-16
    CSD 572Right Hemisphere Damage3
    Scholarly Tools
    PSYC 541Advanced Univariate Statistics3
    Thesis or Independent Study (Must complete one.)
    CSD 998Thesis4
    CSD 997Independent Study2
    CSD 585Practicum in the School Setting10-16
    CSD 595Research Problems in Speech-Language Pathology-Audiology1-3
    CSD 597Special Problems in Communication Disorders1-3
    CSD 580Interprofessional Health Care1
    Total Credits 67-70