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M.S.S.L.P. Admission Requirements  

The M.S.S.L.P. program welcomes your application and questions about the admissions process.

  • February 1 is the application deadline.
Please Note:
  • Students with incomplete prerequisites (see below) may apply. However, they must state how they will satisfy the prerequisites prior to the start of the program.
  • All undergraduate prerequisite courses must be completed no longer than 10 years prior to the application date.

M.S.S.L.P. Admission Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • Completion of the Seton Hall University graduate school admission application
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4-point scale
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (taken within the past five years)
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from academic and/or clinical/fieldwork professors and supervisors
  • 25 hours of observation with an ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)
  • Maximum 1,000-word personal statement (example of the format for the personal statement is available within the online application portal)
  • If English is not the native language, a student must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score Report documenting a paper-based score of 550 or above, a computer-based score of 213 or above, or an internet-based score of 79 or above.
  • All students must read, sign, understand and meet the Standards of Essential Functions of the School of Health and Medical Sciences and the M.S.S.L.P. program (PDF).
  • Completion of each of the following pre-requisite courses with a grade of "C" or better:
    • One English composition course
    • One statistics course
    • One course in a social or behavioral science (typically these include courses in psychology, sociology or cultural anthropology)
    • One course in a biological (typically a course in biology, ecology, genetics, botany, nutrition or zoology)
    • One course in physical science (typically a course in physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy or meteorology)
  • Pre-professional coursework*:
    1. Introduction to Communication Disorders (3 credits)
    2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Swallowing Mechanism (3 credits)
    3. Fundamentals of Sound and the Auditory System (3 credits)
    4. Introduction to Language Development (3 credits)
    5. Phonetics (3 credits)
    6. Introduction to Audiology (3 credits)

      *About required pre-professional coursework (1-6 above):
      • For applicants with an undergraduate major other than speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders, completion of the above six pre-professional courses with a grade of "B" or better is required.
      • For applicants with an undergraduate major in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders, the content of undergraduate coursework must be equivalent to the six courses listed above, with a grade of "B" or better.

How to Apply:

M.S.S.L.P. Admissions Questions:
Patrick McDermott
Director of Graduate Admissions
School of Health and Medical Sciences
(973) 275-2062

Qualified students are admitted without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, natural origin, sexual orientation, ancestry or gender.

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