• Official transcripts from every school at which you have college credit, even if you did not obtain a degree from that institution. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required by the UNCG Graduate School. However, successful applicants to the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology typically have an overall GPA of 3.7 or higher.
  • GRE scores: Note changes
    • GRE scores are now optional
    • These must be current (within the past 5 years).
    • The code for UNCG is 5913
  • Letters of recommendation: Three letters of recommendation must be submitted with each application. At least 2 of the letters must be academic and the 3rd may be academic or professional. Three academic letters are preferred unless the professional letter can provide information that relates to success in a graduate program. The Graduate School will send link to recommenders for submitting the reference after the applicant enters appropriate contact information.
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose must be a professionally written document that is double-spaced using 12-point font, 1-inch margins, and that is a maximum of 2 pages in length. This document should acquaint the CSD Admissions Committee with the applicant’s rationale for:
    • Pursuing an advanced degree in speech-language pathology
    • Choosing the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UNCG for this degree
    • Unique skills or experiences that will facilitate excellence in graduate study
  • Resumé: The resumé should be 1-2 pages in length, using a 12-point font, 1-inch margins and written in a professional style. It should only include information and experiences that have occurred since completing high school. The resumé should include the following information:
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Relevant Experiences
    • Honors/Awards/Recognition
    • Additional skills (e.g. second language, CPR)
  • Completion of CSD coursework: Students must submit a list of coursework taken to fulfill the content areas below. This list must include the name of the course, the credit hours and the semester in which the course was/will be completed. You should include classes that will be completed in the spring and summer prior to entering graduate school.
  • Verification of 25 hours of observation: Prior to enrolling in the Master’s ON-CAMPUS Program in Speech-Language Pathology, students must observe at least 25 hours of treatment and/or assessment conducted by an ASHA certified SLP. These hours must be verified by the student’s undergraduate program. If these observations are to be completed after your application is submitted, but in the Spring or summer prior to entering the Master’s ON-CAMPUS Program in Speech-Language Pathology, please indicate how those hours will be obtained and verified.
  • Essential Skills: In addition to the academic skills and experiences noted above, admitted students must be able to perform, unaided or with approved accommodations, the following essential skills developed by the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders:
    • Critical thinking skills sufficient for clinical judgement
    • Interpersonal skills sufficient for effective interaction with individuals, families and other professionals from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds
    • Effective written and spoken communication sufficient for successful interaction with individuals, families and other professionals
    • Physical mobility sufficient for clinical activities regardless of setting
    • Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient for successful use of instruments and materials used in evaluation and treatment
    • Visual acuity sufficient for successful interaction with individuals, families, and other professionals throughout the assessment and treatment process
    • Hearing sensitivity and auditory discrimination sufficient for successful interaction with individuals, families and other professionals throughout the assessment and treatment processes

Note: A complete description of all essential functions can be found through the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

  • We recommend that all applicants plan to have their materials submitted at least one month prior to the deadline. This allows time for any complications with the submission to be resolved before they are late.

  • General Education:
    • Physics or chemistry
    • Biologic science
    • Behavioral science
    • Statistics
  • Major Courses:
    • Phonetics
    • Speech and hearing science
    • Speech/language development
    • Anatomy of speech production
    • Neurology
    • Audiology
    • Aural Rehab/Management of hearing disorders
    • One course in speech disorders
    • One course in language disorders

To obtain additional information about required CSD prerequisites, please review the information for our undergraduate program.

International applicants must have their overseas credentials evaluated and successfully complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Additional information about these requirements can be found through International Admissions.

  • Applications to all UNCG graduate programs are made through the Slate portal using the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
  • Although each department determines the criteria for admission to a specific program, the actual application process is handled by the UNCG Graduate School.
  • For questions about details regarding the admission criteria, please contact the department. For questions related to the process of applying, please contact the Graduate School.

For the past 5 years, we have averaged approximately 290 applicants per year with 27-32 students enrolled per year.

Due to the high interest in our on-campus master program in Speech-Language Pathology, it is not possible to grant individual interviews to each interested student. Applicants are encouraged to attend our Virtual Informational Sessions to receive information regarding the application process, pre-requisites and other academic and clinical aspects of the program. Our Virtual Informational Sessions will be on Sept. 25th, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. EST and Oct 2nd, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. EST.  Email us your name and the date of the Virtual Information Session you will be attending at [email protected].You need to register at least 48 hrs. in advance of the selected date. Zoom links will be emailed the day before the selected Virtual Session. Family and friends are welcome.

For the past five years, the average overall GPA of admitted students is approximately 3.78, with average GRE scores at the 50th percentile or higher for all three areas (verbal, quantitative, analytic).

All Master’s students must be enrolled as full-time students for 5 semesters (Fall 1, Spring 1 Summer, Fall 2, Spring 2)

The curriculum for the Master’s ON-CAMPUS Program in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to meet the 2020 ASHA Certification Standards, as well as the requirements for licensure by the NC Board of Examiners in Speech—Language Pathology and Audiology and the NC Department of Public Instruction. A typical course sequences is listed below. However, all admitted students will meet with the Director of Graduate Study during the first semester to make modifications to the course sequence, if necessary.

TermCourseCredit Hours
Fall 1CSD 606 Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults3
CSD 614 Language Learning Disabilities3
CSD 629 Dysphagia3
CSD 627 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity1
CSD 671 Beginning Clinical Practice in SLP5
CSD 638 Minor Area Clinical Practicum1
Spring 1CSD 604 Fluency Disorders2
CSD 616 Motor Speech Disorders3
CSD 637 P, A, I: School-Age3
CSD 632 Introduction to Research in CSD3
CSD 678 Advanced Clinical Practice in SLP5
SummerCSD 608 Seminar in Cleft Palate   3
CSD 605 Seminar in Medical Aspects of SLP3
CSD 678 Advanced Clinical Practice in SLP5
CSD 677 Internship in Communication Disorders3-9
Fall 2CSD 600 Professional Issues and Ethics3
CSD 612 Augmentative/Alternative Communication1
CDS 636 P.A. I – Birth to 53
CSD 677 Internship in Communication Disorders9
Spring 2CSD 633 Special Projects in CSD Research3
CSD 677 Internship in Comm. Disorders9

All ON-CAMPUS students will have sufficient clinical experiences to meet the requirements for ASHA certification and NC Board of Examiners’ licensure. During your first year, all of your clinical experiences will be on the UNCG Campus or at other sites in the Greensboro area. Some of the potential sites include

  • UNCG Speech and Hearing Center
  • Phoenix Academy
  • Moss Street Partnership School
  • Circle C Equestrian Center
  • Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center
  • Guilford County Assessment Team

During your second year, you will be involved in externships at a wide variety of facilities. These include:

  • Hospitals – inpatient, outpatient and acute care
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Public schools
  • Special needs schools
  • Private practices
  • Early Intervention programs

Tuition and fees for all degree programs at UNCG are determined by the university. Here are the current rates for in-state and out-of-state students. Additional financial information can be found through the Graduate School.

Each year, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is awarded a limited number of tuition waivers and graduate assistantships. All students accepted into the Master’s ON-CAMPUS Program in Speech-Language Pathology are eligible for these and there is no separate application. We will let accepted students know as soon as possible if they are receiving a GA position and/or a tuition waiver. In addition to tuition waivers and GAs, awards can be found through the School of Health and Human Sciences scholarships and the Graduate School scholarships. Please contact these groups directly for additional information.