The application for Fall 2021 has closed. Program development is progressing well. Pending the approval of  Program Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation, we look forward to our first cohort starting in fall 2021.

Applications for Fall 2022 will begin being accepted in July 2021.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree from an accredited college/university. A specific major is not required, but specific prerequisite course work (denoted by + on the list below) is required if the applicant does not have an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Prerequisite courses must be complete prior to matriculation. Applicants will report the current status of prerequisite coursework in the application.

Prerequisite college-level coursework:

  • Biology*
  • Social/Behavioral Science*
  • General Physics/Chemistry*
  • Statistics*
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing+
  • Normal Language Development+
  • Phonetics+
  • Speech and Hearing Science+

*More specific information about courses that will satisfy these prerequisites can be found on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) website.

+ View a list of universities that offer all of the CSD prerequisite courses online

Application Process

Applying to the MUSC MS-SLP program is a two-step process.


  • Complete the CSDCAS application.
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended to be sent to CSDCAS.
    • Minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit official GRE scores using MUSC CSDCAS Code 4870
    • Minimum of a 300 combined verbal and quantitative score and 3.5 score on analytical writing on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Provide a statement of interest in the program/profession in 500 words or less (document upload in CSDCAS)
  • Submit your resume (document upload in CSDCAS).
  • Three letters of reference (submitted through the CSDCAS evaluator portal).
    • one (1) from a professor or advisor familiar with your academic ability and accomplishments, or one (1) from an employer if you have been out of school for several years, and two (2) from professional references of your choice. References from friends or family members are not accepted. References should know you and your abilities.
  • Provide documentation of SLP observation hours (document upload)
  • Review and acknowledge the Essential Functions/Technical Standards for Program Admission, Continuance and Graduation (PDF).


  • Complete the MUSC application. This is required in order for your information to be included in MUSC's local application management system. Only the application is needed, you are NOT required to resubmit any supporting materials, such as transcripts, references or essays.

More information about the admissions requirements can be found on the MUSC Admissions website.