Department of Psychological Sciences

Graduate Admissions Information

 grad-programs-1Application Procedure

The Department of Psychological Sciences, Program of Communication Sciences accepts applications for the Fall semester only. Applications will not be accepted for review after the February 2nd deadline. All application materials not submitted through the online application should be sent to: Program of Communication Sciences Case Western Reserve University 11635 Euclid Avenue Room 333 Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7154 **Please do not send any application materials to the School of Graduate Studies** If you are admitted to the program, you are admitted only for the term specified in the letter of admission. If you are unable to enroll in the semester for which you were initially admitted, you may request to postpone matriculation up to two regular academic semesters. In such cases, the Department may accept or reject your request and the terms of readmission may differ from the original offer. If a delay of more than two semesters is requested, your file must be reviewed and reevaluated by the Department. If more than two years elapse since acceptance, you must reapply in the same manner as a new applicant. Because non-enrolled applicant files are only kept for a maximum of two years, all materials must be resubmitted.

Admissions Requirements

Preferred minimum scores for admission are: GPA: 3.0 GRE-V: 154 GRE-WA: 4.0

How to Apply

You are able to submit your Application, Application Fee, Personal Statement and CV during the online application process through CSDCAS. THE 2015-2016 APPLICATION CYCLE WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2015. Please contact ETS to submit your GRE scores to CWRU. When applying online, the only item(s) that may need to be mailed are your previous transcript(s). Please send official transcripts directly to the Program of Communication Sciences.

Application Materials

The application consists of and must include the following: CSDCAS Application (submitted online)

  • Personal Statement (Include your purpose in undertaking graduate work and an explanation of your study and research interests as they relate to your graduate study and professional goals.)
  • Application fee
  • CV
  • GRE Scores (submitted through ETS. Institution code is 1105, no department code.)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (From individuals who can assess your academic preparation, abilities, and accomplishments.)
  • Academic Transcripts (you must list all post-secondary educational institutions on your application and submit an official transcript from each institution. Transcripts should me mailed directly from the institution to the Program of Communication Sciences.)


Following the submission deadline, completed applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee.  Highly qualified applicants will then be contacted and invited to campus for an interview with the faculty and supervisory staff, which will be held on February 12. Admission decisions are based on the applicant’s submitted materials and interview.

International Students

The School of Graduate Studies requires that international students whose first language is not English demonstrate English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and earn a minimum paper-based (PBT) score of 577, or internet-based (IBT) of 90. International applicants cannot be admitted to full standing without receipt of an acceptable official TOEFL score. Test scores are valid for two years after the test date. International students must submit an affidavit of support indicating sufficient funds to cover the expenses for tuition and living expenses for one academic year. There is no specific form for the affidavit of support. Bank statements and other supporting financial documents will suffice. For further information contact International Studies Services by telephone at (216) 368-2517.

Financial Aid

The Program of Communication Sciences offers financial aid in the form of tuition waivers which are applied directly to the cost of tuition. In order to be considered for this aid, please indicate in the appropriate box on your application that you are applying for financial assistance from the University. U.S. citizens can also apply for Federal financial aid and receive student loans. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Leveling Students

Students interested in applying to the graduate program are not required to have an undergraduate degree in communication disorders. However, they are required to take additional undergraduate coursework to meet the requirements for ASHA certification. Although the actual number of classes will vary depending on the student’s prior area of study, the following courses (or their equivalent) are required: COSI 211 Phonetics and Phonology COSI 313 Language Development COSI 321 Speech and Hearing Sciences COSI 325 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech COSI 352 Introduction to Clinical Practice In addition, prospective leveling students must have completed one course in the biological sciences (biology), one course in the physical sciences (physics or chemistry, and one non-remedial math course to be considered for admission to the graduate program. If you have any questions regarding our admissions process or requirements, please contact us via e-mail or call us at 216-368-2470. Notice of Non-discrimination Policy as to Students Case Western Reserve University admits students of any race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin in administering its educational policies, admission policies, employment, promotion and compensation policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other University-administered programs.   The master’s Communication Sciences education program in speech-language pathology at Case Western Reserve University is accredited 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.