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Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies

Graduate School Application Requirements

Deadlines
Department Deadlines Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Deaf Education April 1, 2022 Not accepted
Speech-Language Pathology March 1, 2022 October 1, 2022

For international students: For consideration for admission, CSDS requires a minimum TOEFL Total score of 100.

To apply for graduate study, the following university and department requirements must be completed.

Requirements

1. Submit your application online via Cal State Apply.  Please view CSU Application and Details and Deadlines.  You will select either the Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or the Masters Degree in Deaf Education, depending on the degree program you are applying for.

2. Submit one official transcript from each college that you attended after highschool to the university. Information about submitting your transcripts to the university can be found on the Transcripts Requirement page.  Do not send transcripts to the department office.

The university requires the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for graduate admissions.

For more information about applying to a graduate program at the university, please visit Graduate Admissions for a list of helpful links.

You will be required to submit the following online via Cal State Apply.

1. Department application.

2. Statement of Purpose (aka: Letter of Intent).

All students applying to the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology must submit a Statement of Purpose. Please limit the length of your letter to approximately 1 page, if possible. Your statement of purpose to the Graduate Committee should include:

    a.  an explanation of your interest in the field of Speech-Language Pathology,

    b.  a brief description of previous experience, paid or volunteer, in speech-language pathology or related fields (emphasis should be placed on human service(s) and/or educational experience),

    c.  your reasons for pursuing graduate studies,

    d.  your future goals (whether your orientation is clinical, administrative, or if you have research and/or doctoral program goals),  

    e.  any goals specific to ethnically diverse (e.g., multilingual/multicultural) or special needs populations.

3. Letters of Recommendation. Once you enter Cal State Apply, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of 3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation electronically.

4. Observation Hours. If you are applying to our Speech-Language Pathology program, you need to submit documentation of 25 hours of Supervised Clinical Observations. If you have completed your hours, please upload the documention when you apply. If you have not completed your hours, you will be asked to provide documention before starting the program. link to observation hours form, if needed

5. Prerequisite Tracking Form. If you are applying to our Speech-Language Pathology program and your BA degree is from another field, please submit the SLP Prerequisite Tracking Form

You will be required to submit the following three documents in one email to smurray@mail.fresnostate.edu.

1. Cal State Apply confirmation email

2. Department application (click to download)

3. Statement of Purpose (aka: Letter of Intent)

All students applying to the Graduate Program in Deaf Education must submit a Statement of Purpose. Please limit the length of your letter to approximately 1 page, if possible. Your statement of purpose to the Graduate Committee should include:

    a.  an explanation of your interest in the field of Deaf Education,

    b.  a brief description of previous experience, paid or volunteer, in deaf education or related fields (emphasis should be placed on educational experience),

    c.  your reasons for pursuing graduate studies,

    d.  your future goals (whether your orientation is an Early Interventionist or Deaf Education Teacher ),  

    e.  any goals specific to ethnically diverse (e.g., multilingual/multicultural) or special needs populations.

4. Letter of Recommendation form (click to download) You will be required to provide 3 letter of recommendation forms. Please select individuals who can speak to your interpersonal skills, growing professionalism, and/or academic potential. If possible, these should be course instructors, or other persons within the field of Deaf Education. Forms must be signed and dated by the applicant before it is given to a recommender. Recommenders must complete the form and email it directly to smurray@mail.fresnostate.edu by the deadliine.

 

Speech-Language Pathology Frequently Asked Questions

Information for students with a degree from another field

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Fresno State Email Policy:

All applicants are required to obtain a free Fresno State email account in order to view their application status. To access your Student Portfolio you will need to establish a free Fresno State email account. Within five days of receiving your confirmation email, you should apply for a free email account at: my.csufresno.edu. Click the link below the sign-in box that says "Request a New Account" to obtain your free Fresno State email account, using your student ID number listed at the top of the "Letter of Acknowledgement" email. If you do not have Internet access at home, most schools have computers for student use and free Internet access is also available at public libraries.

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