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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE M.S. DEGREE
Please note that the application process for the Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S. program requires applicants to apply in two places: the CSDCAS Application system and the GSU Graduate Application system.
The CSDCAS application portal opens August 2 and the Georgia State application portal opens August 1.
Applicants submit required admission materials to CSDCAS and to Georgia State’s graduate application system in order to be considered for admission.
For application instructions and submission, please view the tabs below.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), MS program at Georgia State University is a Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) accredited program that prepares students to become entry-level speech-language pathologists. We welcome students with different strengths and backgrounds to the program.
Admission to the CSD program is highly competitive. The minimum requirements for consideration for admission include:
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (GRE verbal reasoning division must be 50th percentile or above — take the GRE General Test)
- GACE Program Admission Assessment (or exemption) required if you do not currently meet certification requirements in Georgia**
- Knowledge of the profession of communication disorders/speech-language pathology
- Three strong letters of recommendation
- Goal statement
- Deadline: December 1 — remember to complete and submit two applications (CSDCAS and GSU Graduate Application)
**Learn more about GACE (how to register or exempt)
Completion of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
GACE Program Admission Assessment (or exemption) required if you do not currently meet certification requirements in Georgia. Learn about exemption of the the GACE Program Admissions Assessment.
The minimum GPA to apply the the CSD program is 3.0.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (GRE verbal reasoning division must be 50th percentile or above — take the GRE General Test)
Letters of Recommendation
(3) strong letters of recommendation
- Take the GRE General Test- Applicants should take all three divisions of the GRE and score in the 50th percentile or above on the verbal reasoning division (please note: November 1st is the last date to take the test to ensure that your official scores are reported by the December 1st deadline)
- Request official GRE scores from ETS to CSDCAS (code 7461) & Georgia State University (code 5251)
- Take the GACE Program Admission Assessment by November 1st; report scores to Georgia State University (code 5090) unless exempt with SAT/ACT/GRE. GACE (or exemption) is required for applicants who do not currently meet certification requirements in Georgia.
- Create an account with CSDCAS
- Mail all official transcripts to CSDCAS
- Complete & submit the CSDCAS Application; pay $125 application fee
- Create a profile for the GSU Graduate Application
- Begin your GSU Graduate Application – complete all components of the GSU Graduate Application except the following sections: writing sample, art portfolio, letters of recommendation
- Complete and submit GSU Graduate Application; pay $50 application fee
Applicant Customer Service Phone and Email:
- Telephone: 617-612-2030
- Email: CSDCASinfo@CSDCAS.org
Applicants are encouraged to monitor their “Check Status” tab on their applications for real–‐time status information —Verification can take up to 4 weeks
|Requirement||Submission Method||Procession Time (Approximate)||Notes|
Official transcripts from ALL schools attended
(Note: overall minimum 3.0 GPA required)
|Submit to CSDCAS
Send transcripts to:
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
|Up to 5 weeks (once all required materials received for verification and processing)||Transcripts must be received by CSDCAS by December 1, or your application will not move forward for review.|
|Completed CSDCAS application ($125 fee)||CAPCSD.org
|Up to 5 weeks (once all required materials received)||Application, and all supporting documents (transcripts, GRE test scores, letters of recommendation), must be received by CSDCAS by Dec. 1.|
|Completed GSU application ($50 fee)||GSU Graduate Application||Up to 4 weeks||Application, GRE & GACE scores must be submitted by Dec. 1. Complete all components of the application, except the writing sample, art portfolio, and letters of recommendation.|
|GRE scores||Submit to CSDCAS (code: 7461) and GSU (code: 5251)||Allow 4-6 weeks for ETS to report official scores||
Request ETS report scores to:
CSDCAS (code: 7461)
|GACE Program Admission Assessment||Submit to Georgia State University (code: 5090)||Up to 3-5 weeks for official score report||Official scores required by Dec. 1 deadline. GACE can be exempted if you meet criteria outlined here (GAPSC Program Admission Assessment Info). Please scroll down to “Options to Satisfy The Program Admission Assessment Requirement” section. GSU Code: 5090|
- August 2018: CSDCAS portal opens August 2 and GSU Graduate Application portal opens by August 1.
- November 1, 2018: Last day to take GRE & GACE Program Admission Assessment to ensure official scores are reported by application deadline.
- December 1, 2018: Application Deadline (submit both the CSDCAS and GSU Online Graduate Applications — ALL supporting documents must also be received by Dec. 1)
- December 20 – January 2: Georgia State University closed for Winter Holiday
- December 2018-February 2019: Processing and reviewing of applications
- March 8, 2019 (NEW DATE): CSD Interview Day –(program will contact applicants selected for interview by middle of February)
- Mid March, 2019: Admission decision reported to applicant
|CSDCAS Application Instructions||Georgia State Graduate Application Instructions|
|Application Deadline: December 1||Application Deadline: December 1|
|Transcripts mailed to:
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471CSDCAS Application»
|Georgia State Graduate Application»|