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Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology: Admissions

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This application is required in order to enroll in the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program.

Application must be completed (e-submitted, payment received, transcripts received) at least four weeks in advance of the deadline to ensure the application is verified on time by CSDCAS. Applications not verified by the deadline will not be eligible for that admissions cycle.

Application Deadlines: May 15 (Fall term), with rolling admissions. Although our distance education mode has a rolling application deadline, applicants will not start to receive decision letters until after February 1, 2024.

CSDCAS charges $133 for the first program you apply to and $53 for each additional program. Calvin does not charge a separate application fee.
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DegreeA bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework in speech pathology and audiology, or with degrees in other disciplines/areas of study.

If you have a degree in another major, you need to complete the necessary prerequisites PRIOR to applying to the Master’s program.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Must be uploaded to CSDCAS application.
Additional Requirements

  • 3 letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic and/or professional abilities. (Must be uploaded to CSDCAS application.)
  • A personal essay that answers these two questions (250 words max per question):

1.) What makes you a strong candidate for our graduate program in speech-language pathology? To answer this question, discuss how your experiences, education, background, and identity have prepared you to succeed in a rigorous graduate program and clinical profession. Provide specific examples in your response.

2.) Tell us about your abilities and experiences interacting with people from all walks of life, levels of ability, and cultural and economic backgrounds. Include a description of how you would approach working with people who are different from you.

  • Prerequisite courses:
    • SPAUD 210 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
    • SPAUD 216 Phonetics
    • SPAUD 212 Speech & Hearing Science
    • SPAUD 311 Child Language Development
    • SPAUD-344 Evaluation Procedures in Audiology
    • SPAUD-345 Aural Rehabilitation
    • Biology course
    • Statistics course
    • Social Science or Behavioral Science course
    • Physics or Chemistry course

Prerequisite SPAUD courses must have been completed within the last seven years.

International Students: Due to students being required to be supervised by ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists for all clinical placements, including externships, our program is unable to accept international students for the distance education mode

Applicants with Asylum Status: applicants who have been granted asylum in the U.S. are eligible to apply to the distance education mode. If an online student with asylum status leaves the US during their program, externship placements cannot be guaranteed and students will be unable to complete the program.
Licensure Disclosure for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology.

Speech & Hearing Foundations Certificate Admission Requirements

Complete the online application

Note: In the Calvin Application, select Graduate Application to start your application for the Speech and Hearing Foundations Certificate.

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Transfer Credit

We welcome the diversity that transfer students bring to Calvin University. Please reach out to speak with an admissions counselor to find out more about transferring credit.

When to Apply

To launch or advance your speech-language pathology career, apply to Calvin’s online speech pathology program today.

For assistance with the application process and completing an information sheet, contact an admissions counselor at 616-200-4403 or request more information.