Communicative Disorders
    145 Capstone-700 Univ Blvd, Box 807242, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Speech-Language Pathology, MS
 
 
 
Program Director(s): Dr. Memorie Gosa, (205) 348-7131
Application Contact: Lacey Watts, (205) 348-7131
Application Deadline: The departmental application deadline for the master’s program in speech language pathology is January 15 for the following fall semester. All entering graduate students will begin in the fall semester.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
If GRE is 295 or higher.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Compose and submit a standard 5 paragraph essay in response to the following: The field of speech-language pathology requires active collaboration with numerous other disciplines. A competent speech-language pathologist must therefore be first and foremost a communication specialist. To successfully hone this skill, students must be completely committed to the intense academic and clinical training necessary for successful completion of the graduate program. · Do you expect to have difficulty meeting the clinical and/or academic expectations of this graduate program? Why or why not? · What kinds of people do you work best with? Please elaborate and tell us why. This structured essay replaces the previous requirement of the unstructured statement of purpose.
Resume / CV
Construct and submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae that documents your academic, professional, and community achievements.
Letters of Recommendation
Students that did not complete their undergraduate degree at The University of Alabama: Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals that can speak to your potential for success in graduate school. Letter writers should provide examples of your outstanding scholarship, leadership experience, community involvement, strength of character, independence, and any related experiences that have enhanced your undergraduate learning experience. Additionally, letter writers should speak to your strengths/weaknesses, resiliency and ability to overcome obstacles. Students that completed their undergraduate degree at The University of Alabama do not have to submit letters of recommendation.
Transcript
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
Unofficial GRE scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (GRE School Code: 1830).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300. Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
English Proficiency Test
Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Additional Requirements:Prepare and submit a video of you responding to the following prompts/questions. Make sure that you respond to all the prompts/questions below. Be as creative as possible. There is no required minimal length. Videos may not exceed more than 7 minutes in length. Videos may be submitted in any standard format (.mp4, avi, etc..) i. Describe something you have learned about speech-language pathology and/or other areas of interest outside of a traditional classroom/learning environment ii. Tell us about relationships you have with people that have given you advice about your future plans. Was the advice helpful or not and why? iii. Aside from becoming a SLP, what other goals do you have in your life? iv. There is no tangible discrimination against groups in our society. Do you agree or disagree with this statement and why?

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