MA in Speech-Language Pathology

The application opens October 1, 2021, and the deadline is January 10, 2022. All required materials along with the application must be submitted by the deadline. The department will not consider incomplete or late applications. You do not need to contact the department to check the status of your application. You can check the status of your application online.

Eligible MA-SLP applicants will be considered for the Provost’s Professional Education Diversity Fellowship. The fellowship is intended to assist professional degree programs in promoting a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas through the recruitment and support of academically excellent students with diverse ethnic, racial, economic, and educational backgrounds and experiences.

Program Selection

Campus: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
College: Liberal Arts
Program: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences - Speech Language Pathology - MA
Term: Fall 2022 - The program only admits students for the fall term. 

Instructions

Bachelor's Degree

Admission to a UMN graduate program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the US or a comparable degree from outside the US.

GRE

The department does not require the GRE and test scores will not be reviewed. 

English Language Proficiency

International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. The department requires the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

Test scores are not required for applicants who have completed at least 16 semester credits or 24 quarter credits of post-secondary coursework (does not include ESL coursework) within the past 2 years in the United States, Canada (except Quebec), the United Kingdom/Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and most current and former British and US territories in the Caribbean/Central and South America. Applicants must have been living in one of the countries listed above while completing all of the credits.

Official TOEFL Scores

University of Minnesota Minimum TOEFL Scores for Admission
Score Category Minimum Score
Total Score 79
Writing Subscore 21
Reading Subscore 19

Applicants must meet the University's requirements and the department expects a total score of 100 or higher.

The institution code is 6874.

Official IELTS Scores

University of Minnesota Minimum IELTS Scores for Admission
Score Category Minimum Score
Total Score 6.5
Writing Subscore 6.5
Reading Subscore 6.5

Applicants must meet the University's requirements and the department expects a total score of 7.0 or higher. 

Scores must be received directly from the test center. Please contact the test center where you took your test and request that your official test scores be sent to:

Account Name:  University of Minnesota Twin Cities Graduate Admissions
Address:             309 Johnston Hall
Address:             101 Pleasant St SE
City:                     Minneapolis
State:                   MN
Zipcode:             55455

Transcripts and Credentials

Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary coursework and degrees are required with your application. Do not submit a grade audit or summary. All documentation must be in a transcript format. Please follow instructions on the Transcripts & Credentials page, as well as the specific information given on the International Student Resources page.

Application Fee

The application fee is $75 for U.S. citizens/permanent residents and $95 for international applicants.

The department will provide application fee waivers for individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color who apply to our programs. 

The Graduate School offers application fee grants to McNair Scholars. 

Narrative Statements

Personal Statement

Every person has a story that has led them to a career. Because there are a variety of professions that “help” others, please go beyond your initial interaction or experiences with speech-language pathology and share your unique path that has confirmed your decision to specifically pursue speech-language pathology as your career. Additionally, describe how your lived experiences, education, background, and interests have prepared you for graduate studies and professional training at the University of Minnesota. (The statement must be answered in the application and there is a 1,000 word limit.)

If you wish to explain factors that affected your past productivity, such as family care responsibilities, illness, disability, or military service (including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic), please address them in your personal statement. 

Note: The SLHS admissions committee is looking for you to use this statement to persuade the reader that speech-language pathology is the right fit for you and that you are prepared for graduate school. Please keep this in mind as you complete your personal statement.

Diversity Statement 

SLHS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please describe your experiences in any of these areas and help us to appreciate how these personal experiences will contribute to our graduate program and to the broader discipline. (The statement must be answered in the application and there is a 1,000 word limit.)

Resume

Submit a 1-2 page resume that highlights your education, work, and volunteer experiences that are most pertinent to the profession.

Letters of Recommendation (2)

Two letters of recommendation must be submitted on your behalf from individuals who can speak specifically about your potential as a graduate student in speech-language pathology. Examples of such individuals include, but are not limited to, instructors, professionals in the field, and research supervisors.

Do not submit more than two letters of recommendation; only two letters will be reviewed by the department.

You may submit your application before all of your recommendations have been received. Do not wait for recommendations to submit your application.

GPA

Possess a 2.8 or higher GPA in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate education.