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Speech-Language Pathology M.A. — Online Program

Admissions Deadlines

Fall Admissions: Feb. 1

Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply to the Graduate School at the University of Northern Colorado before the program area reviews the applicant's request for admission. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application

Each applicant must:

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the most recent 60 credit hours.

Take the following steps to be considered for admission:

Step 1: Complete the Application

Complete the online application and pay the application fee (The application fee process will appear once you complete all application questions and submit the application.)

  • Domestic Students: $50 non-refundable application fee
  • International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee

Step 2: Transcripts

Request one official transcript from every accredited college or university attended or from which you earned credit, except UNC. Official transcripts from each college are required, even if courses taken at one institution are listed on another school’s transcript. This includes concurrent enrollment courses taken while in high school through an accredited college. You do not need to provide study abroad transcripts.

Official transcripts may be sent via mail in an unopened sealed envelope or through an electronically secure digital program directly from the issuing institution. Mailed transcripts should be sent to:

Graduate School and International Admissions
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 135
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639

Electronic transcripts should be sent to grad.applicationmaterials@unco.edu. We do not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from the student.

UNC retains submitted transcripts, from institutions other than UNC, for admitted students for up to five years after graduation or date of last attendance at UNC. Transcripts provided by applicants who were not admitted, denied admissions or did not complete their application are destroyed after one (1) year. The Graduate School will make every attempt to use previously-submitted transcripts if they are within these timeframes. However, if the Graduate School cannot locate previously submitted transcripts, the transcripts fall outside the timeframes listed above, or they are considered illegible, applicants must provide new transcripts.

Applicants with academic credentials from outside the U.S. will need to follow the requirements for submission of foreign transcripts. Click on the Transcripts tab for information about international transcripts.

Step 3: Supplemental Items

  1. Apply to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS): (make link )
  2. Submit the following items electronically to CSDCAS:
    • Application for Admission
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores
      • The Designated Institution (DI) Code is 0033
      • GRE Scores that are no more than five years old are required as a part of the application process. The GRE should be taken with sufficient lead-time. Scores must be submitted prior to the application deadline. We do not use a 'cut-off' score for GREs at this time.
    • Letters of recommendation
      • Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be from professors who can address your academic qualifications for graduate study.  The third may be from another professor or someone with whom you have worked professionally. Please use the online format provided by CSDCAS.
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences Statement of Professional Goals (letter of intent)
      • Use the prompt provided by CSDCAS.
    • Official transcripts should be submitted to CSDCAS.UNC currently requires a 3.0 minimum grade point average on the most 60 credit hours for regular admission to a graduate program.
  3. Apply to the Graduate School at the University of Northern Colorado
    • Complete the graduate school application and pay the application fee (you will pay the fee after you complete all application questions and submit the application)
      • Domestic: $50 non-refundable application fee
      • International: $60 non-refundable application fee

Note: If you are recommended for admission to the program you will need to submit your official transcripts to UNC's Graduate School. Request one official transcript from every accredited college or university attended or from which you earned credit, except UNC. Official transcripts from each college are required, even if courses taken at one institution are listed on another schools transcript. This includes concurrent enrollment courses taken while in high school through an accredited college. You do not need to provide study abroad transcripts. Official transcripts may be sent via mail in an unopened sealed envelope or through an electronically secure digital program directly from the issuing institution. Mailed transcripts should be sent to UNC Graduate School & International Admissions, 501 20th Street, Campus Box 135, Greeley, CO 80639. Electronic transcripts should be sent to grad.applicationmaterials@unco.edu. We do not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from the student.

Additional information

  • All application materials must be submitted and received by the application deadline for admission consideration. Applicants who do not submit both applications (CSDCAS and UNC Graduate School) will not be considered for admission.
  • We expect to notify applicants of admission decisions by late March.
  • Strong applicants will have a solid background in communication disorders as well as science. Desired science courses include biology, chemistry and human anatomy and physiology.

Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the Graduate School and then sent to the faculty/program for an admission decision. The timing of the admission decision depends on each individual program’s deadline and review process.

International Applicants

International applicants (non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. Permanent Resident) please refer to the International Admissions Requirements page for further information about submitting transcripts, English proficiency scores, passport copy and financial documentation.

For More Information
For more information about the admission process, please email the Graduate School at grad.school@unco.edu, or call 970-351-2831.