James Madison University

Online M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

Admission to the Program

Our admission process is now closed. The next admission cycle for online program applications will open August 3, 2018 and close November 15, 2018, for admission into the Summer 2019 cohort. Please note, the online program accepts applications every two years.

All applicants to the Online MS SLP program are STRONGLY encouraged to carefully review the Program of Study and Student Requirements prior to applying.

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Application Process

Applicants are required to complete applications through both CSDCAS and JMU by the November 15th  deadline. Notice of decisions will occur no later than January 15th.

Applicants will submit through CSDCAS:

  • A personal written statement
  • Official GRE scores, be sure to use DI Code 1043
  • Official transcripts
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Please note:
    • There is a minimal GPA requirement of 3.25 in the major
    • We do not provide GA/TA funding for part- time students.
  • All applicants are encouraged to visit our website for complete information. Follow all instructions carefully.

Applicants must complete an application through JMU’s Graduate School. http://www.jmu.edu/grad/programs/all-programs/csd-dlve-slp.shtml

Applicants will submit through JMU’s electronic application process:

  • Application
  • Application fee

Upon successful admission by the program, send official transcripts to The Graduate School.

The preferred method is an electronic copy sent via e-Scrip or National Student Clearing House .

If an electronic transcript is not an option, official, unopened paper transcript(s) can be mailed to:

The Graduate School
James Madison University
17 West Grace Street

MSC 6702
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

More information on the GRE is available at the official web site of Educational Testing Service.

Prerequisite Coursework

Students are required to satisfactorily complete pre-requisites prior to admission to the program. Visit the prerequisite page for more information. Note: JMU does not offer pre-requisite coursework.

Basic Science Requirements

Students are also required to complete a course, with a minimum grade of C, in Statistics, Physics OR Chemistry, Biological Science, and Behavioral/Social Science prior to completion of the master's degree of certification in speech-language pathology. See http://www.asha.org/Certification/Course-Content-Areas-for-SLP-Standards/ for more information.  It is strongly recommended that you complete this coursework prior to enrolling in the MS program.

Related Information

The online clinical master’s degree in speech-language pathology is a competitive admission process. Applicants are required to have minimum GPA of 3.25 in the major. There is no minimum GRE score, although successful applicants generally score above the 50th percentile. Applicants are required to successfully complete pre-requisite coursework prior to admission. It is strongly recommended that applicants complete basic science requirements prior to enrollment. We are not able to offer advising prior to offers of admission.

We are not able to provide individual tours; it is recommended that interested persons attend one of the scheduled open houses offered by the on-campus program:  http://www.csd.jmu.edu/MS-SLP/visit.html
Part-time/online students are not eligible for GA/TA funding through the CSD Department 
For questions regarding the CSD program, please email slp@jmu.edu.  For questions regarding the admissions process, please contact The Graduate School or CSDCAS as appropriate.

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

James Madison University does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, race or color, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation or belief, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, parental status (including pregnancy), marital status, family medical or genetic information, in its employment, educational programs,  activities, and admissions. JMU complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, affirmative action, and anti-harassment. The responsibility for overall coordination, monitoring and information dissemination about JMU’s program of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action is assigned to the Office of Equal Opportunity.  Inquiries or complaints may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity: James Robinson, Director (540)568-6991, OEO homepageoeo@jmu.edu
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