School of Health and Human Sciences

  • Official transcripts from every school at which you have college credit, even if you did not obtain a degree from that institution. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required by the UNCG Graduate School. However, successful applicants to the Master’s ONLINE Program in Speech-Language Pathology are expected to have an overall GPA of 3.7 or higher.
  • GRE scores:
    • These must be current (within the past 5 years).
    • The code for UNCG is 5913
  • Letters of recommendation: Three letters of recommendation must be submitted with each application. At least 2 of the letters must be academic and the 3rd may be academic or professional. Three academic letters are preferred unless the professional letter can provide information that relates to success in a graduate program. The Graduate School will send link to recommenders for submitting the reference after the applicant enters appropriate contact information.
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose must be a professionally written document that is double-spaced using 12-point font, 1-inch margins, and that is a maximum of 2 pages in length. This document should acquaint the CSD Admissions Committee with the applicant’s rationale for:
    • Pursuing an advanced degree in speech-language pathology
    • Choosing the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UNCG for this degree
    • Unique skills or experiences that will facilitate excellence in graduate study
  • Resumé: The resumé should be 1-2 pages in length, using a 12-point font, 1-inch margins and written in a professional style. It should only include information and experiences that have occurred since completing high school. The resumé should include the following information:
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Relevant Experiences
    • Honors/Awards/Recognition
    • Additional skills (e.g. second language, CPR)
  • Completion of CSD coursework: Students must submit a list of coursework taken to fulfill the content areas below. This list must include the name of the course, the credit hours and the semester in which the course was/will be completed. You should include classes that will be completed in the spring and summer prior to entering graduate school.
  • Verification of 25 hours of observation: Prior to enrolling in the Master’s ONLINE Program in Speech-Language Pathology, students must observe at least 25 hours of treatment and/or assessment conducted by an ASHA certified SLP.
    These hours must be verified by the student’s undergraduate program. If these observations are to be completed after your application is submitted, but in the Spring or summer prior to entering the Master’s online program, please indicate how those hours will be obtained and verified.
  • Essential Skills: In addition to the academic skills and experiences noted above, admitted students must be able to perform, unaided or with approved accommodations, the following essential skills developed by the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders:
    • Critical thinking skills sufficient for clinical judgement
    • Interpersonal skills sufficient for effective interaction with individuals, families and other professionals from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds
    • Effective written and spoken communication sufficient for successful interaction with individuals, families and other professionals
    • Physical mobility sufficient for clinical activities regardless of setting
    • Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient for successful use of instruments and materials used in evaluation and treatment
    • Visual acuity sufficient for successful interaction with individuals, families, and other professionals throughout the assessment and treatment process
    • Hearing sensitivity and auditory discrimination sufficient for successful interaction with individuals, families and other professionals throughout the assessment and treatment processes

Note: A complete description of all essential functions can be found through the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

  • We recommend that all applicants plan to have their materials submitted at least one month prior to the deadline. This allows time for any complications with the submission to be resolved before they are late.
  • General Education:
    • Physics or chemistry
    • Biologic science
    • Behavioral science
    • Statistics
  • Major Courses:
    • Phonetics
    • Speech and hearing science
    • Speech/language development
    • Anatomy of speech production
    • Neurology
    • Audiology
    • Aural Rehab/Management of hearing disorders
    • One course in speech disorders
    • One course in language disorders
To obtain additional information about required CSD prerequisites, please review the information for our undergraduate program.
International applicants must have their overseas credentials evaluated and successfully complete the TOEFL. Additional information about these requirements can be found through International Admissions.
  • Applications to all UNCG graduate programs are made through the Slate portal. See the UNCG Graduate Guide for more information.
  • Although each department determines the criteria for admission to a specific program, the actual application process is handled by the UNCG Graduate School.
  • For questions about details regarding the admission criteria, please contact the department. For questions related to the process of applying, please contact the Graduate School.
This is the first year of the program. We expect to admit 20 students.

Due to the high interest in Speech-Language Pathology, it is not possible to grant individual interviews to each interested student. Therefore, group dates are scheduled each semester. Applicants are encouraged to attend virtual information sessions through the CSD Department to receive additional information regarding the academic and clinical aspects of the online program.

Information sessions will be held on October 3rd, 3-4 pm EDT, and November 7th, 7-8 pm EST. Please email to register for an information session. Family and friends are welcome.

All Master’s students must be enrolled as full-time students for 5 semesters (Fall 1, Spring 1 Summer, Fall 2, Spring 2).

The curriculum for the Master’s ONLINE Program in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to meet the 2020 ASHA Certification Standards, as well as all state licensure requirements. A typical course sequences is listed below.

However, all admitted students will meet with the Director of Graduate Study during the first semester to make modifications to the course sequence, if necessary.

Term Course Credit Hours
Fall 1 CSD 606 Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults 3
CSD 614 Language Learning Disabilities 3
CSD 629 Dysphagia 3
CSD 627 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity 1
CSD 671 Beginning Clinical Practice in SLP 5
CSD 638 Minor Area Clinical Practicum 1
Spring 1 CSD 604 Fluency Disorders 2
CSD 616 Motor Speech Disorders 3
CSD 637 P, A, I: School-Age 3
CSD 632 Introduction to Research in CSD 3
CSD 678 Advanced Clinical Practice in SLP 5
Summer CSD 608 Seminar in Cleft Palate    3
CSD 605 Seminar in Medical Aspects of SLP 3
CSD 678 Advanced Clinical Practice in SLP 5
CSD 677 Internship in Communication Disorders 3-9
Fall 2 CSD 600 Professional Issues and Ethics 3
CSD 612 Augmentative/Alternative Communication 1
CDS 636 P.A. I – Birth to 5 3
CSD 677 Internship in Communication Disorders 9
Spring 2 CSD 633 Special Projects in CSD Research 3
CSD 677 Internship in Comm. Disorders 9


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