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Admission Criteria for

Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Regular Admission

BACHELOR'S DEGREE in SLP; 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA; Grade of B or better in each undergraduate  SLP course; all documents submitted and all criteria met; 3 letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be from professors who are familiar with applicant's academic performance; GRE scores.  Only students admitted with Regular Admission Status are eligible to pursue the two-year program of study.

Conditional Admission

BACHELOR'S DEGREE in SLP; 3.0 minimum cumulative Overall GPA with maximum of one C in undergraduate SLP courses OR 2.8 minimum  cumulative  Overall GPA;  minimum 3.2  cumulative SLP GPA; maximum of one C in undergraduate SLP courses - one academic year limit to meet all conditions of admission.  3 letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be from professors who are familiar with applicant's academic performance; GRE scores.  Admission done on a case-by-case basis, depending on the number of slots available.  The Three-Year Program of Study is required for students with Conditional Admission status.

NOTE:  To gain Regular Admission:  Must have minimum 3.0 GPA (minimum 6-9 semester credit hours in SLP courses) in each of the first two consecutive semesters in the first academic year after acceptance) and retake with grade B or better any undergraduate SLP course with C.

Provisional Admission

BACHELOR’S DEGREE in SLP; minimum cumulative GPA 3.0: meeting all other requirements for regular admission; missing documents/credentials; one semester/term to provide missing information and acquire Regular Admission status.  Students with Provisional Admission status are eligible for the Two-Year Program of Study.  All provisions must be met by the end of the first semester of enrollment.  Students who fail to meet provisions by this time will not be permitted to enroll in courses the second semester.

Non-degree (non-matriculated) Admission

MASTER'S DEGREE in SLP from Southern University only; seeking to meet current ASHA certification requirements through approved additional academic and/or clinical coursework, done on a case-by-case basis, depending on qualifications and availability.

                                                                                   

NOTE Any level of admission to the GRADUATE PROGRAM requires a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology which must be completed by the date of projected enrollment.  Admission to non-degree status requires a MASTER'S DEGREE in speech-language pathology from Southern University and is granted for the sole purpose of meeting current ASHA certification standards for applicants who already have a MS degree in SLP.  If an applicant holds a bachelor's degree in another discipline, the applicant is required to complete a second bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology prior to admission to the graduate program.  Formerly referred to as the "undergraduate prerequisite program" for applicants without the SLP bachelor's degree, this program has been re-organized into a second bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology.  Application for this degree must be made through the Office of Admissions at SUBR.  See the link for this degree at www.subr.edu/speechpathology.  For further information, contact graduate program director, Dr. Elaine Bremer Lewnau at elaine_lewnau@subr.edu or 225-771-2449 or 225-771-2550.