The Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Mount St. Joseph University is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498- 2071 or 301-296-5700.

Please note:The information provided below regarding admissions should be considered preliminary as the program has not yet been granted candidacy and there may be changes to the below information prior to opening the admission cycle.

Program Requirements

Applicants for the MSLP Program must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution OR be currently enrolled in a undergraduate program with the degree awarded prior to starting the MSLP program.
  • Complete the required prerequisite courses
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA

 Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses are required for to ensure students have the necessary foundational skills to be successful in the graduate program and be eligible for certification as a speech-language pathologist through the American Speech Language Hearing Association. In the event a course is taken twice, the admission committee will consider the highest grade earned by the student.

Prerequisite courses directly related to the practice of speech-language pathology must be completed with a ‘B’ (3.0) or better grade. Students must complete the following related courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Phonetics

A grade of ‘C’ (2.0) or better is required in related scientific and social science prerequisite areas. Required courses include:

  • Physical Sciences (must be a physics or chemistry course)
  • Biological Sciences (must be specific to human biology and not specific to speech and hearing)
  • Statistics
  • Social Sciences (Psychology or Sociology are recommended)

For additional information on certification requirements, please see the American Speech Language Hearing Association's 2020 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology


The Master of Speech-Language Pathology Program will use CSDCAS, a centralized application service for students applying to graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology. Using CSDCAS, students only need to upload their admission information once and can share it with multiple schools. Check back soon for more information about the MSJ CSDCAS application!

At this time, there is no additional application fee beyond the CSDCAS fee.


Erin Sizemore

PhD, CCC-SLP Chairperson and Associate Professor