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Application Requirements

Applications and all supporting documents must be received before Jan 15.

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The communication disorders master's program is a competitive admission program. Applicants must fulfill requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions. All applicants must submit:

  • Graduate admission application and application fee. Apply here
  • Resume.
  • GRE scores: The communication disorders program will no longer require applicants to submit scores from the GRE exam beginning with fall 2022 applications. No additional action is required.
  • Proof of English proficiency, when applicable.
  • Official transcripts. 
  • Statement of intent (300 words or fewer).
  • Three letters of recommendation in support of the applicant (speech and hearing faculty are recommended). Contact information for recommenders will be entered into the application. Recommenders will be contacted to submit their recommendation electronically after application has been submitted.
  • The communication disorders program will include an interview as part of the admission review process starting with fall 2022 applications. Applicants will be contacted with more details regarding this process in February or March.

If your institution does not offer the option to send transcripts electronically, official transcripts can be mailed to:

If sending by USPS (Updated 1/25/2019):
Admission Services Applicant Processing 
Arizona State University 
PO Box 871004 
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004

FedEx, DHL or UPS (Updated 1/25/2019):
Arizona State University
Admission Services Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281

Prerequisite Coursework

If an applicant has not earned an undergraduate degree in speech and hearing science, the following prerequisite courses or equivalents must be completed prior to the start of the MS in communication disorders program:

  • SHS 250 Phonetics (3 credits)
  • SHS 310 Anatomical/Physiological Bases of Speech (3 credits)
  • SHS 311 Physical/Physiological Bases of Hearing (3 credits)
  • SHS 367 Language Science (3 credits)
  • SHS 375 Speech Science (3 credits)
  • SHS 401 Introduction to Audiology (3 credits)
  • SHS 402 Clinical Methods and Treatment of Communication Disorders (3 credits)
  • SHS 465 Speech and Language Acquisition (3 credits)
  • SHS 496 Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)

These courses are available at Arizona State University via the communication sciences and disorders certificate program.