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Admission

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Longwood University Graduate Admission Requirements for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Either an undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders with cumulative GPA of 3.0 OR
  • An undergraduate major in a different discipline with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 plus completion of certain undergraduate prerequisite courses with a grade of B- or better before enrolling in graduate courses: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms, Phonetics (Transcription), Speech Science, Introduction to Audiology and Hearing Science, Language Development Across the Lifespan, Phonology and Language Disorders, and Neurology of Human Communication. Students will also need to enroll in a graduate class to complete the required observation hours.
  • Complete the CSDCAS application available at http://www.capcsd.org/csdcas/.  The following components are required:
         Two recommendation attesting to the applicant's potential to successfully complete graduate study
         GRE Scores no more than five years old; not required for holders of a master's degree
         Official transcripts
         Personal essay (500 words or more) which includes the following: a discussion of the student's reasons for
         seeking graduate education, the student's career goals and how the graduate program in communication
         sciences and disorders will prepare him or her to meet those goals, prior work/life experiences which
         relate to interest in and aptitude for the graduate program, and the student's perception of his or her
         intellectual capacity to successfully complete the graduate program.
  • Complete the Longwood University online application at http://www.longwood.edu/graduatestudies/10314.htm, pages 1, 2, 4 (if applicable), and 5.

Applications are reviewed once annually after the February 1st deadline for consideration for admission to the subsequent fall semester. The February 1st deadline is an absolute deadline with receipt of all application materials required by that date for both the CSDCAS application and the Longwood University online application.  Students accepted for the fall semester are given the option of taking courses the preceding summer.

For complete application requirements, procedures, and required forms, please visit the Graduate Studies web site.

Note: To meet ASHA certification and Virginia Department of Education licensure requirements, students will also need to demonstrate completion of the following coursework before completion of the graduate program: biological science, physical science, mathematics, social science, sign language, and introduction to special education.