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SLP Grad School Application Review

A general consultation for wherever you are

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SLP Grad School Application Review

A general consultation for wherever you are

Online SLP Graduate Programs

Updated: Nov 6, 2021




Scroll down to the bottom for a link to a spreadsheet that has all of this info!






Online programs (2020 stats):


  • Application deadline: February 3 (Fall start only)

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.5-4.0

  • Admitted student stats: 223 students applied, 74 were admitted, and 74 enrolled (33% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: writing sample, writing sample, references, video clip, prerequisite courses

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, required prerequisite courses for admission include Speech-Language Development, Speech Science, Phonetics, Speech-Hearing Anatomy, Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Audiology, Assessment, Physical Science (Chemistry or Physics), Biological Science, Statistics, Social Science. These can be completed at a different university. See Prerequisite Courses Approved for Equivalency

  • Average GRE: V 152 Q? writing 4

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $45,000

  • Contact: Kimberly.green@wku.edu

  • About: Synchronous online classes during the evening between 6 and 10pm. Six week on-campus Summer internship (first year) required.



West Virginia University Online (requires move to WV, concurrent employment as a SLPA in WV)

  • Application deadline: January 4 recommended date to submit application through CSDCAS to ensure verification by February 1 (Summer start only)

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.15-4.0 (min 3.0)

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 132 students applied, 60 were admitted, and 33 enrolled (45% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: GRE, Personal interview, 3 recommendation letters, writing sample, from the WVU website: "Eligible to obtain Speech-Language Pathology-Assistant licensure in West Virginia. Students in this program will need to be eligible for a Speech-Language Pathology license in the state of West Virginia as well as follow the guidelines of the West Virginia Department of Education for Speech and Language Assistants."

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, required prerequisite courses for admission include Phonetics/Phonology, Language Acquisition/Development, Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing, Speech & Hearing Science, Introduction to Audiology, Physics or Chemistry, Social/Behavioral Science, Statistics, Biological Science. Can be completed at a different university, see requirements.

  • Average GRE: V 151 Q 149 writing 4.22

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: In-state ~$40,000 Out-of-state ~$102,528 (based on full courseload, 8 semester program. Keep in mind you'll be making a salary as a SLP-A during this time)

  • Contact: jayne.brandel@mail.wvu.edu

  • About: "The program begins in the summer and is eight semesters in length. Students accepted to this program will work as an SLP Assistant in the West Virginia schools while completing coursework online with periodic on-campus activities. Students will acquire clinical experiences in healthcare and educational settings. Students will receive a salary as an SLP-A, but may be expected to cover their WVU tuition and living expenses. Supplemental benefits and assistance may be available through individual counties within an SLP-A job offer."



University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Online (Part-time, not available to intl. students)

  • Application deadline: Nov 1 (Summer start only)

  • Admitted student GPA range: overall 2.89-4, CSD major average GPA 3.94

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 334 students applied, 130 were admitted, and 40 enrolled (39% acceptance rate) (total applicants to online program: 184)

  • Requirements: GRE, 3 letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, 36 credits of post-baccalaureate coursework

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, according to their website 78% of the online program's admitted students in 2019 had a non-CSD undergrad degree.

  • Average GRE: V 151.4 Q 148.4 writing 4

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $37,800 ($700 per credit, 54 credits)

  • Contact: CSDOnlineGraduateCoordinator@uwec.edu

  • About: "if you’re looking to take courses part time, our online program is set up so you can graduate in three years. Our online graduate program requires a short residency each summer while the rest of your clinic work can be done in your home community."



University of South Florida Online (requires current employment at a Suncoast Consortium school district)

  • Application deadline: Jan 15 (fall start only)

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.3-4.0

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 385 students applied, 118 were admitted, and 67 enrolled (31% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: Letters of recommendation, letter of intent, resume, GRE scores, and official transcripts should be submitted through CSDCAS, undergraduate degree in CSD and current employment at a Suncoast Consortium school district as a Speech-Language clinician

  • Accept out-of-majors? No.

  • Average GRE: V 153.4 Q 150.1 writing: 4.3

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $26,660 ($430ish per credit, 62 credits)

  • Contact: cford@usf.edu

  • About: "The Suncoast Master's Consortium Track is specifically designed to assist bachelor's level professionals working full time as Speech-Language clinicians in one of the Suncoast Consortium school districts to complete their Master's degree. The Suncoast Consortium track is a 9 semester program that uses a combination of distance and on-site teaching to offer the same curriculum as taught on the Tampa campus.



  • Application deadline: December 15 (Fall admission only)

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.08-4.0 (3.0 min)

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 461 students applied, 194 were admitted, and 71 enrolled (42% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation (at least two from former professors), writing sample, resume/cv, GRE optional

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, "Students with undergraduate majors in other disciplines take background coursework during fall and spring semesters prior to entry into the regular MS (distance education) curriculum that begins in the summer." No prerequisites required prior to admission, aside from the usual 4 sciences & statistics requirements.

  • Average GRE: V 152 Q 150 writing 4.0 (GRE optional)

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $43,472 non-resident online ($572/credit, 76 credits not including prerequisite courses)

  • Contact: cmholden@mailbox.sc.edu

  • About: Part-time, 3 or 4 year curriculum, usually 2 courses each fall and spring w clinical practicum during the summer.



University of Cincinnati Online (must live within a 4 hour radius of the university)

  • Application deadline: January 1

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.25-4.0 (3.0 min)

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 303 students applied, 179 were admitted, and 110 enrolled (59% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: A grade of "B-" or better in all CSD courses, GRE, 3 letters of recommendation

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, but they "recommend that you have completed some speech and hearing courses prior to application to help our admissions committee determine your potential for success in our program." Pre-reqs: Anatomy/Physiology, Audiology, Speech and Language Development, Statistics, Physical Science, Biological Science, Social Science, Human Growth and Development

  • Average GRE: V 150 Q 146 writing 4 (GRE required)

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $44,164 Part time ($724/credit, 61 credits) $28,936 full time ($7,234/term)

  • Contact: csd@ucmail.uc.edu

  • About: "At this time, admission to the University of Cincinnati for this program REQUIRES that you live within a 3-4 hour radius of the University of Cincinnati as we are not able to support clinical supervision from greater distances." Minimum of 2 years full-time or 3 years (8 semesters) part-time.



  • Application deadline: Feb 1 (Summer start only)

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.38-3.99 (3.25 min)

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 242 students applied, 71 were admitted, and 34 enrolled (29% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: GRE, writing sample

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, pre-reqs: language development, Anatomy & Physiology, Phonetics, Acoustics, Statistics, Physics or Chemistry, Biological Science, Social Science,

  • Average GRE: V 155 Q 151 writing 4.3 (GRE required)

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: in-state $21,956 out-of-state $54,164

  • Contact: slp@jmu.edu (though you might have a difficult time: “Due to the number of inquiries receive, the JMU Online MS SLP program is not able to offer advising prior to offers of admission.”)

  • About: “Admitted students progress as part of a cohort, and follow the curriculum as outlined. Academic coursework is offered online. Students will enroll in 2-3 courses per semester, over a three year period.” Part-time/online students are not eligible for funding.



  • Application deadline: Feb 1

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.21-4.0

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 365 students applied, 152 were admitted, and 58 enrolled (42% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: CSD Undergraduate degree, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, but the pre-requisites should probably come from the university. They require 13-14 pre-requisite courses.

  • Average GRE: no stats (GRE waived permanently)

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $29,778 (full time, resident) $79,644 (full time, nonresident)

  • Contact: olcsd@isu.edu

  • About: "Our online program is 3 years. It is an innovative program that allows students to complete academic coursework in the comfort of their own homes. It is designed for those who live in rural areas, or those who have work or other personal/family obligations that would make a traditional graduate program difficult. The academic coursework is completely online. There are two on-campus clinical practicum experiences held during the summers. The first summer clinical experience is held on the Pocatello Campus and requires 8 weeks of participation. The second summer clinical experience is held on the Meridian Campus and is 1 week. Summer clinical experiences on campus enrich the program and prepare students to continue with clinical work in their home town area. In the final summer semester, the student will complete an 8 week full-time externship in their hometown area."



  • Application deadline: rolling admission (start fall, spring, or summer)

  • Admitted student GPA range: 2.1-4.0

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 1545 students applied, 617 were admitted, and 352 enrolled (40% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: the usual sciences and statistics requirements, GRE (waived for 2021), resume, 3 letters of recommendation, essay, interview

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, and pre-requisites are required but you can apply without having completed all of their specific pre-reqs; they will transfer credits from other universities

  • Average GRE: V 153 Q 149 writing 4.0 (waived for 2021)

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $69,984

  • Contact: admissions@speech.emerson.edu

  • About: "Build relationships with peers and Emerson faculty during face-to-face online class sessions. Choose between 5-term or 9-term tracks, and finish the program in as few as 20 months. Receive dedicated support, including assistance finding Emerson-approved, in-person clinical field placements. Complete any foundational courses you may need online as part of the program. Join our tight-knit community of supportive faculty, students, and alumni." +two weekend-long immersion experiences at the Boston campus. +team of dedicated placement specialists will help you find local sites within our national partner network where you can experience hands-on training. Used to have a complimentary wework space but I can't find anything about it on the website now but the post is still up on their instagram.



  • Application deadline: rolling admission (start fall, spring, or summer)

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.0-4.0 (3.4 or greater preferred)

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 1200 students applied, 396 were admitted, and 355 enrolled (33% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: GRE, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, no info on their website about transferring pre-requisites but you can apply without having taken theirs yet.

  • Average GRE: V 150 Q 150 writing 3.5 (GRE required)

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $98,175 (full-time online)

  • Contact: csdadmissions@onlinegrad.baylor.edu

  • About: Christian university; they help find your placements. "The 45-credit SLP online program can be completed in five semesters (full time) or six to 10 semesters (part time). As part of the program, you will be required to complete clinical practica and a clinical internship." + "Both full-time and part-time students will complete a total of 400 field hours across three practica and one internship, totaling nine credit hours. The practica are each one credit and require a commitment of 16-20 hours per week. The internship is six credits and requires a commitment of 35-40 hours per week."



University of Northern Colorado Online (Concurrent SLPA employment required)

  • Application deadline: Feb 1

  • Admitted student GPA range: 2.5-4.0

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 229 students applied, 83 were admitted, and 26 enrolled (36% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: CSD Undergraduate degree (or their pre-reqs), GRE, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, but "this program assumes an undergraduate background in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, or Communication Disorders. Students who do not have such a background must complete a core of undergraduate courses prior to beginning the program." Levelling courses that are accepted

  • Average GRE: V 153 Q 149 writing 4.25

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $93,150 ($10,350/semester, 9 semesters)

  • Contact: kim.murza@unco.edu

  • About: 3 year program. "students must be employed as an SLPA or the equivalent, or under a Temporary Teacher Endorsement (TTE)/SLP, to participate in the online program." + "On-campus class meetings are required for two to three weeks during the first summer (third semester) of the program and a full-time, 12-week internship in a medical setting is required during the final summer of the program. All students must have access to the Internet"



  • Application deadline: July 1st of every even year (e.g. 2018, 2020, 2022)

  • Admitted student GPA range: 2.98-4.0

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 416 students applied, 18 were admitted, and 18 enrolled (4% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: GRE or MAT, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, 15 credits of levelling courses required

  • Average GRE: V 150 Q 145

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $39,697 ($749/credit, 53 credits)

  • Contact: dhayes10@tnstate.edu, tsmith31@tnstate.edu

  • About: HBCU, "The “Distance Education” format for the Master of Science (MS) degree in Speech and Hearing Science, offered thorough the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Tennessee State University (TSU), is a 53 hour degree program which begins in the spring semester of every odd year"



  • Application deadline: January 15

  • Admitted student GPA range: 3.52-3.64 (3.0 min, 3.2 CSD major hours min)

  • Admitted student stats (residential and online): 230 students applied, 132 were admitted, and 36 enrolled (57% acceptance rate)

  • Requirements: CSD Undergraduate degree, GRE (waived 2021), Personal interview, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample

  • Accept out-of-majors? Yes, but their levelling requirements are different than most: 6 hours of biological sciences, 6 hours of behavior/social sciences, phonetics, language development, audiology, aural rehabilitation, phonology, anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, speech science, all with a B or better.

  • Average GRE: V 153 Q 150 writing 4.2 (GRE waived 2021)

  • Total ballpark tuition cost: $48,240 ($16,080/yr, 3 years)

  • Contact: masterscsdi@ecu.edu

  • About: "The MS degree is a 3 year, 54-60 credit hour program of study. The academic coursework is delivered mostly on-line; the clinical component is accomplished by completing direct patient contact hours in a variety of clinical settings. Graduation requirements include completion of at least 54 graduate credit hours and 400 clinical hours."




Here's the spreadsheet with all of the info about each program!

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See something that needs to be corrected? Want to contribute to this list/spreadsheet? Drop a comment below!




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