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Speech-Language Pathology M.A. — Residential Program

Admissions Deadlines

The application deadline for the Fall 2024 term is Feb. 1, 2024.

All application materials must be submitted and received by the application deadline for admission consideration.

2023-2024 Open House Dates
The program will be holding open house sessions in the fall of 2023 and spring of 2024 for interested applicants. During the open house, you'll meet with the Graduate Program Coordinator, Nicole Reisfeld, SLPD, and then have an opportunity to talk with current graduate students and tour our on-campus clinic. Those who are interested can stay for campus tours following the open house. To RSVP to attend, please send an email to the SLP 2024 email with your name, the date you would like to attend and how many people will be attending with you. We will respond to your email with information about where to find our department.

  • Oct. 13, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Nov, 17, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Jan. 19, 2024, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • March 22, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. 

Admission Requirements: CSDCAS

Submit the following items to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS):

  • Application for Admission
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended (including UNC).  UNC currently requires a 3.0 minimum grade point average for regular admission to a graduate program.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Preferably, two of the three letters of recommendation will be from previous professors, but if that is not possible, then please make sure the letters of recommendation speak to your ability to perform well in a rigorous academic program. Please use the online format provided by CSDCAS.

Admission Requirements: Graduate School

Applicants must apply to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) 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 cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) for the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress.

    • If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional requirements as defined by the academic program that must be met within one calendar year to remain enrolled at UNC.

    • If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used.

Take the following steps to be considered for admission:

Step 1: Complete the Application

Complete the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) application.

Step 2: Request Transcripts

Please Note: As all official transcripts are submitted to CSDCAS, they do not need to be resubmitted to the Office of Admissions.

However, if you are admitted to UNC and you were still working on your bachelor's degree at your time of application, during your first semester you will need to submit an official transcript to the Office of Admissions from the institution you graduated from, showing your degree was conferred. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.

Exceptions: If an applicant intends to use Veteran’s Education Benefits, an official transcript from all colleges or universities attended will be required in order to maintain compliance with Veteran’s Affairs policies.

Official transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent via mail directly from the educational institution in an unopened, sealed envelope or through an electronically secure digital program from the issuing institution.

Mailed transcripts should be sent to:

University of Northern Colorado
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 10
501 20th St
Greeley, CO 80639

Electronic transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent directly from the educational institution to: grad.admissions@unco.edu.

The Office of Admissions does not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from applicants. All official transcripts, submitted as part of the application process, are retained by UNC and not returned to applicants or admitted students.

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 Office of Admissions will make every attempt to use previously submitted transcripts if they are within these time frames. However, if the Office of Admissions cannot locate previously submitted transcripts, the transcripts fall outside the time frames 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: Note About the GRE

This program does not require GRE scores.

Additional Information

Once your CSDCAS application is complete, your application will be reviewed by the Graduate School and then sent to the faculty/program for an admission recommendation. 

Initial decisions about admission to the program are typically made by mid-March. A list of alternates is also developed, and alternates may be admitted to the program up until the beginning of Fall semester.

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. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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 Office of Admissions at grad.admissions@unco.edu or call 970-351-2881.