We offer an ASHA-certified part-time master’s degree program online for students seeking speech-language pathology certification. This program is only eligible to individuals physically residing in Florida. Participants must be in Florida to complete the program from beginning to end due to the location of their practicum placements. Practicum work is done in conjunction with academic coursework.
The online program begins in fall and takes three years (9 semesters) to complete. The eligibility requirements for the master’s program, including completion of all prerequisites, must be met by the time the program begins.
The admissions cycle has been updated and we will now accept admissions for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The application deadline for admission to the online program is Nov. 15. All application materials, including the non-refundable application fee, must be submitted by the deadline. Admissions decisions will be sent by mid to late February.
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Minimum Admission Requirements
Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The following are minimum requirements:
- Three letters of recommendation – Names and addresses of your recommenders should be entered in the appropriate section of the University Application. You should have already contacted your recommenders about writing letters on your behalf; the online application system will contact them directly to request the letters and provide instruction for uploading them. Do NOT send letters to the School or agree to relay your own letters of recommendation.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university. For non-Communication Science and Disorders majors, prerequisite courses are highly recommended to increase the chances of admission to the graduate program. For information about prerequisite courses, see information about the Bridge Program. Please note that admission to the Bridge Program or any other Prerequisite Program does not ensure admission to the Graduate Program in Communication Science and Disorders.
- An upper division cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Completion of the verbal, quantitative and writing sections of the GRE test. Here are the recommended minimums for each portion of the GRE: Verbal—150, Quantitative—150, Writing—4.0. We recommend that you take the GRE no later than one more before the deadline to ensure we receive the scores by the application deadline.
- Note: Although not required for admission into the program, coursework in biology, chemistry or physics, statistics, and behavioral or social science is required for SLP competence by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Students are strongly recommended to complete the coursework before initiating a graduate program. For more information on the ASHA Standards, please refer to the ASHA’s website.
Master’s Program Admissions Policy
Note: Applicants may only apply to one graduate program in the School of Communication Science and Disorders per academic year.
Note: Our application process has changed. Applicants must now use the CSDCAS portal to apply to the program. Please read the content below carefully.
Admission to the master’s program is contingent upon meeting The Florida State University policy on admission for the advanced degree. Academic standards, residence, transfer credits, and time limits are in accordance with regulations of the university. We admit students to our online graduate program and to the main campus program for fall semester only.
Deadline: November 15. Admissions decisions will be sent via email by the end of February.
All application materials including transcripts and test scores must be submitted by the School of Communication Science and Disorders application deadline. We cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed if we do not have all documents and test scores.
- Apply online through CSDCAS. After completing the CSDCAS application, you will be directed to an FSU webpage where you will pay the $30 non-refundable FSU application fee.
- The following supporting documents must be submitted to the online CSDCAS application:
- Three letters of recommendation (academic references from your instructors and/or professors are preferred but 1 reference may be professional) – You should have already contacted your recommenders about writing letters on your behalf; the CSDCAS application system will contact them directly to request the letters and provide instruction for uploading them. Do NOT send letters to the School or agree to relay your own letters of recommendation
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Intent
- The following supporting documents must be sent separately and cannot be uploaded to the online application:
- Official GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent from ETS electronically to the Office of Admissions using FSU School code 5219. Test scores must be from within 5 years of the time of application. We recommend that you take the GRE no later than 4-6 weeks before the deadline to ensure we receive the scores by the application deadline.
- One copy of all official transcripts must be sent to the School of Communication Science and Disorders if they have not been previously sent to CSDCAS for official evaluation.
- The address for submitting transcripts is: 201 W. Bloxham, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1200 (The online application may ask you to send your transcripts to the University but in order for us to receive your document by the application deadline, please send it to this address. We will forward the official copy to the Office of Admissions.)
- Once you have applied, you can check the status of your application in CSDCAS.
School of Communication Science & Disorders
Telephone: (850) 644-2253
Accreditation statement: The School of Communication Science and Disorders education program in speech-language pathology at Florida State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Complaint statement: Institutions of higher learning that offer graduate degree programs in audiology and/or speech-language pathology can voluntarily seek accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Any student, instructional staff member, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and/or member of the public may submit a complaint about any accredited program or program in candidacy status. All complaints must be signed and in writing to the vice president for academic affairs (vice president), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville Maryland 20850. The burden of proof rests with the complaint. Complaints will not be accepted by email or facsimile. See the website below for additional information:
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