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Graduate Admissions Process

The application deadline for admission to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is January 15, 2021. Applicants that meet this deadline can expect an admissions decision from the department by the end of March. Our goal is to make admission decisions earlier to allow applicants to make their graduate school plans earlier.

In order to meet the deadline, all applicants must submit their application by January 15, 2021 (11:59 PM EST). Incomplete files WILL NOT be reviewed. For more information on our program go to

Official transcripts from all institutions attended post high school (this includes vocational/technical school transcripts), must be submitted to CSDCAS as part of the application.  DO NOT send transcripts to the university at this time.

Official GRE Scores
Pacific's GRE CSDCAS Code is: 0773
It is highly recommended that all applicants wishing to meet the January 15th deadline take the GRE exam no later than November 30th; it can take 6-8 weeks for test results to reach recipients (in this case, CSDCAS). Scores must be received by January 15.

Personal Statement
There is no assigned prompt for the essay, however; your personal essay should describe your motivation, skills and abilities that will contribute to your academic and clinical success in our program.

Three (3) Letters of Reference
All letters of reference must be sent in using the CSDCAS online system. At least one letter of reference should come from a university faculty member. 

Video Recording
Each applicant must submit a 3-4 minute video recording responding to the prompts detailed on CSDCAS. Once you have completed your video, please upload it to YouTube (be sure your video  IS NOT set to "private" or we will be unable to view it; instead, select "unlisted") and submit your video link in the "Questions" portion of the CSDCAS application.

CSDCAS now has a section titled "Prerequisites." In this section, you will answer questions related to various coursework you have taken in the field of speech-language pathology (these are considered 'prerequisites' for the 15-month program) and general education coursework taken (which is not required to apply but will be required prior to completing our program).  

For all applicants applying to the 15-month program, you will submit your clinical observation hours in the "Documents" section of the application. Applicants that do not have hours to submit need to submit a Word document stating that they do not have hours to submit at this time.

Go to current Tuition and Fees for our program.

Go to Frequently Asked Questions to find our more about our program and admissions process.

International students applying to the program must follow the Graduate School policies and procedures to demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English. Learn more.

Pacific’s SLP Department acknowledges and agrees with the statement in the ASHA Technical Report , Students and Professionals Who Speak English with Accents and Nonstandard Dialects: Issues and Recommendations, states that, “There is no research to support the belief that audiologists and speech-language pathologists who speak a nonstandard dialect or who speak with an accent are unable to make appropriate diagnostic decisions or achieve appropriate treatment outcomes.”

It is our policy that all students must demonstrate that they have sufficient competence in English or other languages of service delivery to provide an adequate model of the target phoneme, grammatical structure, or other linguistic feature that is the target of treatment. See the following ASHA Technical Report for additional information.

Pacific is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free from unlawful discrimination, including harassment and retaliation. In support of this commitment, Pacific prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and genetic information.

Applicants to the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of the department's graduate admission information sessions to assist them in making an informed decision about a graduate program that will best suit their needs. Each information session will be hosted by one of the department's faculty members and will provide an overview of the program, tours of the classrooms and clinic facilities, and opportunities for individual questions. Go to Events for upcoming information sessions.

We look forward to meeting you on campus soon. If you have any further questions regarding the graduate application and admissions process, please contact the department's graduate program director, Dr. Larry Boles, at lboles@pacific.eduor 209-946-7490.