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Graduate Admission Process

Master of Science in Communication Disorders
(Graduate Programs in Speech-Language Pathology)

Application Process:

Students who would like to be considered for admission into the Communication Disorders Graduate Program must meet the admissions requirements of both the EWU Office of Graduate Studies and the Communication Disorders Graduate Program.

The application process is a two-part process. You need to apply to EWU Graduate Programs and you need to apply for the Master of Science in Communication Disorders through Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS).

The application deadline is January 15, 2015.

To complete your application:

  • Apply online to EWU Graduate Programs at:
  • Apply online for the Master of Science in Communication Disorders at:
  • GRE scores sent to EWU.  The GRE code for EWU is 4301
  • Official transcripts should be sent to CSDCAS at:
    CSDCAS Verification Department
    P.O. Box 9113
    Watertown MA 02471
  • Official transcripts should also be submitted to EWU Graduate Programs at:
    Eastern Washington University
    Graduate Programs
    206 Showalter Hall
    Cheney WA 99004-2444
  • Three Letters of Reference that support the applicant's suitability for a career in speech, language and hearing. At least two of the letters must be from a university instructor or academic advisor. These letters will be sent to CSDCAS only.
  • Typed 1½ page essay addressing why you want to pursue a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The essay will be sent to CSDCAS only.

Requirements to be Accepted into the Program:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an appropriately-accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in the last 90 quarter-hour or 60 semester-hour credits.
  • Participate in an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified after the application deadline.
  •  Although Graduate Programs does not specify a cut-off score for the GRE, the Communication Disorders Graduate Program strongly recommends that the student earn a combined score of approximately 300 points. In addition, the student should earn a score of 4 or higher on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.

Prospective applicants: Last year (2014) we received approximately 176 applications to our graduate program. Forty (40) were offered admission and 25 enrolled in classes for Fall Semester 2014. The average GPA for these acceptances was 3.89. The average analytical writing score for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) was 4.5; the average quantitative was 152 and verbal 154.

CSDCAS Customer Service information is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) at 617.612.2030 or email at:
For further information regarding admission to the Communication Disorders Graduate Program, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Program Advisor, Ms. Robbie Jackson, at 509.828.1326 or by email at:    


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