- Applicants for admission to any M.A. program must meet the general requirements for classified graduate standing to San Diego State University, as outlined in the current SDSU Graduate Bulletin.
- No students are admitted into post-baccalaureate status. MA Applicants With Other Backgrounds (WOBs), that is, backgrounds other than speech-language pathology, can apply for classified graduate standing. Upon admission, WOBs are placed in our three-year program. The first year is spent completing a select number of undergraduate prerequisites, and then the following two years are spent completing coursework from the regular two-year graduate program. WOBs need not fulfill the undergraduate prerequisites prior to applying to our program.
- We receive, on average, 400 MA applications, but we have space for approximately 30-40 students. Thus, the admission process is competitive.
- The MA programs have a minimum GPA requirement of 3.2, though the average for admitted students is generally higher – around 3.7. The GRE is required for all applicants, and we accept current scores from the old test and the revised test. Given the differences in scoring for these two tests, we will consider applicants’ percentile scores. We do not have a minimum score, but the average percentile score for admitted students over the past few years is 69% for Verbal and 55% for Quantitative. Of course, each year the pool of applicants is different, so we have no way of knowing if the numbers will be similar next year.
- Note that we do consider other factors in addition to standardized test scores and GPA in reviewing applicants for admission. Please refer to our specific application guidelines on the application page.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.