Speech Language Pathology—MS

Andrews University’s Master of Speech-Language Pathology is designed to provide the student with in-depth academic study, the potential for research, and extensive clinical experiences in preparation for careers in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of individuals with speech and language disorders. In August 2014, the Master’s program received candidacy approval from the American Speech and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Students completing this program will have met the course and practicum requirements set by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (national certification) and Michigan State licensure.

Program length

This 60-credit program can typically be completed in 2 years (6 semesters including Summer sessions)

Review the two year curriculum outline and the three year transitional curriculum outline

Application Deadline

  • Fall admission only
  • Last day to submit an application is February 1st. Applications submitted after this deadline will incur in a non-refundable late fee of $70.
  • Last day to submit all the admissions requirements and complete the application is March 15. Applications completed after this deadline will not be considered for admission and will be automatically defer to the next year.

Eligibility requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Undergraduate GPA: Minimum 3.00
  • English proficiency: Students whose language of education is not English must submit one of the following tests and minimum scores:
    MELAB 84
    TOEFL iBT 100
    TOEFL ITP 600
    IELTS 7.0
    PTE 68

Prerequisites

  • Social or Behavioral Science Course
  • Statistics course
  • Life science course
  • Physical science course (preferably Physics)

Transitional students must complete these courses during the prerequisite completion year, prior to beginning any graduate courses.

Admission requirements

  • Official transcripts: From institutions where all post-secondary coursework was taken. Download Transcript Request PDF
  • Recommendations: Three recommendations are required from professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. You are asked to provide names and email addresses on the online application, and then recommenders will receive an email with a direct link to the form.
  • Professional history: Information about your employment, research, or special projects.
  • Interview: Meet with a representative of the MS program if required
  • GRE score: The exam must be taken within five years prior to admission. 
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500-word essay explaining your objectives in seeking a graduate degree at Andrews University. Include a description of your personal, professional, and academic goals; your philosophical perspective; and what you hope to accomplish professionally in ten years following the completion of your degree.

Additional requirements for international students

  • Transcripts: Students have two options for submitting their transcripts.
    1. Sending transcripts directly from the university attended. Official, literal English translations of transcripts, along with the original-language documents, from institutions where English is not considered the official language.

      OR
    2. Having official transcript evaluations done through one of our approved credential evaluation agencies: WES, AACRAO or ECE. Evaluations must be sent directly from the organization us and must include:
      • At least the overall GPA
      • Degree title equivalent in the U.S.
      • Date the degree was conferred
      These are the guidelines you must follow if you use any of the approved credential evaluation agencies:
      • WES: Students who choose this organization must request the WES International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP) which includes verified copies of official transcripts. Students using WES ICAP will not need to submit additional copies of transcripts.
      • AACRAO: Students who choose this organization must also send official transcripts in both the original language and in English to the office of Graduate Enrollment Management.
      • ECE: Students who choose this organization must also send official transcript in both the original language and in English to the office of Graduate Enrollment Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree diploma: A copy of the literal English translation of the diploma, along with the original-language document may be sent by email. The copy of the Diploma is not needed if the transcripts come through an approved credential evaluation agency (WES, AACRAO, ECE) listing the graduation date. Also, a copy of the diploma is not needed if the transcripts list the graduation date and degree conferred.
  • Secondary Documents: A copy of these Secondary Documents may be required where applicable.
    • Baccalaureate for the French system
    • Abitur Diploma for the German system 
    • A-level results for the British system
  • Summary of Educational Experience: Complete the educational summary form and submit to the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management.
  • I-20 form: International students must obtain an I-20 form before applying for a visa. The requirements for obtaining an I-20 form are:
    • Academic acceptance
    • Payment of $3,000 advance deposit (not required for Mexico and Canada, $2000 for Summer 2013)
    • Submit the Estimated Budget Sheet showing evidence of financial resources for one academic year
    • A full semester payment in advance is required for citizens of Kenya and Ethiopia

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.

Finances

To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.

Next steps

You can read up on application requirements, finances and frequently asked questions; or submit your application.

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