M.S. in SLP (online)

Admission to the Online M.S. in S-LP Program

The next admission cycle (for the June 2021 cohort) will begin on October 1 and the application deadline is February 1, 2021.

This program has a very competitive application process.  We STRONGLY recommend that you carefully read and follow the instructions outlined below.

The Online MS SLP program accepts students every 2 years.

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Application Process

Applicants are required to complete applications through both CSDCAS and JMU by the February 1 deadline. Notice of decisions will occur in March.

This is a two-part application process.

PART 1 Applicants must complete all aspects of the CSDCAS application including:

  • Personal written statement regarding your career goals and reason for pursuing an online clinical MS degree in speech-language pathology at JMU
  • Official GRE scores, be sure to use DI Code 1043*
  • Official transcripts
  • Names and contact information for two references (letters of recommendation are not required)

*Applicants with a master’s degree are not required to submit GRE scores

PART 2 Applicants must complete an application to JMU Graduate School.  An additional fee applies.  A completed JMU application includes:

  • Video submission (limited to 3 minutes) - In your 3 minute video, please introduce yourself and respond to the following prompt: Give an example of a time you faced a serious obstacle or failure and how you handled it? What did you learn? How will that experience help you through the challenges of completing the JMU Online MS SLP program?

Prerequisite Coursework

Students are required to satisfactorily complete pre-requisites prior to admission to the program. Visit the prerequisite page for more information. Note: JMU does not offer pre-requisite coursework.

Basic Science Requirements

Students are also required to complete a course, with a minimum grade of C, in Statistics, Physics OR Chemistry, Biological Science, and Behavioral/Social Science prior to completion of the master's degree of certification in speech-language pathology. See http://www.asha.org/Certification/Course-Content-Areas-for-SLP-Standards/ for more information.  It is strongly recommended that you complete this coursework prior to enrolling in the MS program.

Related Information

The online clinical master’s degree in speech-language pathology is a competitive admission process. Applicants are required to have minimum GPA of 3.25 in the major. There is no minimum GRE score, although successful applicants generally score above the 50th percentile. Applicants are required to successfully complete pre-requisite coursework prior to admission. It is strongly recommended that applicants complete basic science requirements prior to enrollment. We are not able to offer advising prior to offers of admission.

We are not able to provide individual tours; it is recommended that interested persons attend one of the scheduled open houses offered by the on-campus program.
Part-time/online students are not eligible for assistantship funding through the CSD Department. 
For questions regarding the CSD program, please email slp@jmu.edu.  For questions regarding the admissions process, please contact The Graduate School or CSDCAS as appropriate.

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