Graduate Program - Master of Science Degree

 

The graduate curriculum is designed so that students will meet the 2014 Certification Standards developed by the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). If you are interested in reviewing the requirements for Graduate School at FHSU, please visit the Graduate School. You may apply online at that site.

The application process is described below for students applying to the graduate program in speech-language pathology for the Department of Communication Disorders at FHSU. 

Phase 1:

Applications will be reviewed by the departmental committee for completeness. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure his/her application is complete by the February 1st deadline. Complete applications include:

 •    Official GRE scores – The committee evaluates the overall GRE score as well as the individual subtest scores with the expectation of a 146 in Verbal, 146 in Quantitative, and 3.5 on the analytical writing. If you did not score at the minimum level on the GRE, this discrepancy should be discussed in your personal statement.
•    Official transcript – The committee evaluates both the overall GPA and the SLP GPA. It is expected that the overall GPA will be at least a 3.2 or higher and the SLP GPA be a 3.5 or higher. If your GPA does not meet these expectations, you should discuss this in your personal statement.
•    2 letters of recommendation – The recommendation letter form may be downloaded from the Graduate School-Apply. Two letters of recommendations from academic faculty members who can address your abilities to complete graduate academic and clinical coursework are required. If you want to include recommendations from other individuals you may do so.
•    Resume
•    Personal statement – The personal letter form may be downloaded from the Graduate School-Apply. This personal statement should briefly discuss your background, information on why you are applying to the program, why a speech-language pathology career appeals to you and qualities you possess that would benefit our program and professional goals. In addition, you need to discuss your GPA and/or GRE scores if they do not meet the minimum requirement.

 Phase 2:

Following a review of applications by the departmental committee, interviews will be conducted via electronic media for selected applicants.

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The graduate program in speech-language pathology in the Department of Communication Disorders at Fort Hays State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Department prepares students for clinical certification by ASHA and professional licensure by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

Contact Information: infoslp@fhsu.edu - 785-628-5366