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How to Apply

All applications for the online M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology must be submitted through the Communication Sciences & Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS), which can be accessed via the CSDCAS Portal.

Timeline for Fall 2021 Admission

August 1, 2020 - CSDCAS Portal for WVU Open

October 16, 2020 - Online Open House for Prospective Students (Morning)

November 6, 2020 - Online Open House for Prospective Students (Afternoon)

January 4, 2021 - Recommended Date to Submit Application Through CSDCAS to Ensure verification
                              by February 1, 2021.

February 1, 2021 - Deadline for Verified Applications

February 26, 2021 - Interview Day for Invited Applicants

Our program considers applicants for summer semester admissions only. To be considered for admission, applications must be verified on or before February 1st. CSDCAS recommends having your application completed (e-submitted and all payments, transcripts, required documents, and letters of recommendation received) at least four weeks in advance of the verification deadline, which is by January 4th, to ensure the application is verified by February 1.

Review the CSDCAS website for more information on the program deadline requirements and how long the application process takes through CSDCAS.

The timeliness of the application is considered the responsibility of the applicant. Applications that are not verified by February 1st will not be considered for the current admission cycle.

Required Material

To be considered for admission, the following required application materials should be submitted directly to CSDCAS:

  1. An official transcript from each college or university attended.

  2. An official copy of the applicant’s Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores using ETS Designated Institution Code 6934. Only scores obtained with the past 5 years will be considered.

  3. TOEFL or IELTS scores for any applicant whose first language is not English. Applicants must make arrangements to take the TOEFL or IELTS well in advance of the application deadline.

  4. Three letters of recommendation that reflect the applicant’s academic and clinical abilities, potential for success in graduate studies, and personal qualities necessary for success as a professional speech-language pathologist.

  5. A personal statement that describes how the applicant embodies the personal characteristics to be successful in WVU’s graduate program and as a professional speech-language pathologist. There are four personal attributes listed on the Admission Requirements page as characteristics that are necessary for success in graduate study as well as in professional clinical practice: (1) a desire for lifelong learning, (2) critical thinking ability, (3) strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, and (4) an openness to receiving constructive feedback. In your personal statement, select two of the personal attributes listed and describe how you embody those attributes.

Who to Contact

Questions about your online application should be directed to the CSDCAS Applicant Help Center.

For more information about the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology Online program at WVU, please contact School of Medicine Admissions at