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 January 15 deadline. 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.
Preferred minimum scores for admission are: GPA: 3.0 GRE-V: 154 GRE-WA: 4.0
You are able to submit your Application, Application Fee, Personal Statement and CV during the online application process through CSDCAS. THE 2017-2018 APPLICATION CYCLE WILL OPEN ON AUGUST 2, 2017. Please contact ETS to submit your GRE scores to CWRU.
The application consists of and must include the following: CSDCAS Application (submitted online)
**Applicants must have a complete date on or before the deadline date. A complete date is given when an application is e-submitted and all transcripts and payments have been received by CSDCAS and attached to the application. Documents should be sent several weeks prior to this date to ensure items arrive on time.**
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 March 9 by invitation only. Admission decisions are based on the applicant’s submitted materials and interview.
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, internet-based (IBT) of 90, or a score of 61 on the PTE. International applicants cannot be admitted to full standing without receipt of an acceptable official TOEFL or PTE 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.
The Program of Communication Sciences offers financial aid in the form of tuition waivers which are applied directly to the cost of tuition. U.S. citizens can also apply for Federal financial aid and receive student loans. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office. Click here for the Graduate Studies tuition rates.
Students interested in applying to the graduate program are not required to have an undergraduate degree in communication disorders. However, they are required to complete additional undergraduate coursework to meet the requirements for ASHA certification prior to program entrance. 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:
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 statistics course (statistics must be in the course title) 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.
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