We receive approximately 500 MA applications each admissions cycle, but have space for 30-40 students. Thus, the admissions process is very competitive.
Students must have completed an undergraduate degree in Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences or Communication Sciences/Disorders OR plan to have completed our prerequisites at another institution by Fall 2017 in order to apply to our 2-year program. We will accept a Speech-Language post-baccalaureate degree from any accredited university. No students are admitted into post-baccalaureate status.
- Potential applicants with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines, see the MA Program for students With Other Backgrounds (WOB) page.
Grade Point Average
The MA program has a minimum GPA requirement of 3.2, though the average for admitted students is generally higher – around 3.8.
Graduate Record Exam Scores
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.
Additional Factors and Requirements
- 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 MA Application page.
- Applicants for admission to any SDSU MA program must also meet the general requirements for classified graduate standing to San Diego State University, as outlined in the current SDSU Graduate Bulletin.
last updated: 9/9/2016