Elmhurst College's graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders welcomes applicants who have completed:
How is graduate admission determined?
Each applicant file is evaluated by several members of a graduate admissions committee using a specific program rubric. The committee considers all of the following: undergraduate GPA, GPA in CSD courses, GRE scores, writing skills, personal statement, completion of prerequisite coursework, letters of recommendation, clinical preparation/aptitude, experience that enriches preparation for academic and clinical work, and interpersonal and leadership skills.
How can I complete CSD prerequisite courses?
Students who wish to complete the required CSD prerequisite courses at Elmhurst College may complete them in our Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program. To apply to complete the prerequisite courses, all official college transcripts must be sent directly to Elmhurst College for review. To apply, go to the undergraduate application and apply as a second degree student. When completing the application, choose communication sciences and disorders as your major. Admission requirements for the undergraduate CSD program apply to the Leveling Program as well.
How do I apply to the graduate program?
The Fall 2017 application is currently open and will close on January 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. There is no rolling admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to meet the deadline requirements.
To complete your application, go to the CSDCAS website and complete or submit:
How do I apply for the Multicultural/Multilingual Emphasis?
• Applicants for the Multicultural/Multilingual Emphasis will provide an additional statement of intent at the end of their personal essay describing their interest, relevant experience, and language proficiency. Because CSDCAS does not accommodate submission of a second document, this statement of intent for the Multicultural/Multilingual emphasis must be included within the personal essay document. Completion of a proficiency test in another language, with a score of advanced-low level or above (see ACTFL for a description), is strongly encouraged. All applicants must also complete the standard application via CSDCAS using the process outlined above. Applicants for the emphasis will be notified of a CSD program admission decision, and separately of a decision on their acceptance into the Multicultural/Multilingual Emphasis. Capacity for this emphasis is limited.
Note: All applications will be processed through CSDCAS. There is no supplemental application required by Elmhurst College.
All official transcripts should be sent to:
CSDCAS Verification Dept.
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
NOTE: DO NOT SEND ANY TRANSCRIPTS TO ELMHURST COLLEGE.
In addition, if you are an international student, please submit the following to the School for Professional Studies at Elmhurst College:
CSDCAS customer service is available Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST.
Students offered admission to the master’s degree program will be asked to submit additional required documentation, including evidence of 25 hours of observation. The results of a background check prior to their first term on campus is also required. Information regarding this documentation and any other required documentation will come from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders following admission to the program.
For more information, please contact us.
Prospective Graduate Student Days
Friday, October 21, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Circle Hall
Friday, December 2, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Circle Hall
Please RSVP to Mona Sykora, CSD Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 617-6452.
It is not feasible for faculty to meet with all applicants individually. Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a graduate session that best fits your schedule to tour the facilities, meet faculty and to learn more about our M.S. in Communications Science and Disorders program.