Elmhurst College's master's in communication sciences and disorders welcomes applicants who have completed:
Prerequisites courses may be completed as part of the student’s undergraduate coursework, transferred from another college or university or taken at Elmhurst College, prior to applying to the CSD program.
Each applicant file is evaluated by a faculty committee using a specific program rubric. The committee considers the following: GPA, GRE scores, writing skills, personal statement, prerequisite coursework, letters of recommendation, interpersonal & leadership skills, and clinical preparation/aptitude
Prerequisite Courses at Elmhurst College
Students who wish to complete the required CSD prerequisite courses at Elmhurst College must apply to the College following all of the admission requirements for the undergraduate CSD 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.
Note: You must apply as a second degree student, even if you wish to complete only the required prerequisite courses for the graduate CSD program, as the CSD department does not allow non-degree coursework to be completed. Several undergraduate CSD courses are only offered during the day and you will complete the coursework in approximately two years due to availability of courses offered.
How to Apply to the Graduate Program
The Fall 2016 application in CSDCAS will open on September 17, 2015 and will close on January 15, 2016. 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:
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.
Applicants with native or near-native proficiency in a language in addition to English who are interested in pursuing the Multicultural/Multilingual Emphasis should include a statement of intent describing their interest, relevant experience, and language proficiency in the personal essay on CSDCAS. Documentation of speaking proficiency in the other language at an 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 will be notified of a program admission decision, and separately of a decision on their acceptance into the Multicultural/Multilingual Emphasis. Capacity for this emphasis is limited.
For more information, please contact us.
Graduate Information Session
Saturday, November 21, 2015
9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall
Prospective Graduate Student Days
Friday October 16 and December 4, 2015
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.Elmhurst College, Circle Hall, 2nd Floor
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. RSVP to Mona Sykora firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 617-6452.