Individuals applying for admission to the College of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology Program must submit documentation of the following minimum requirements before the academic year commences for the incoming class:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution in Communication Sciences and Disorders, inclusive of the courses listed below, or 
  2. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution in an area other than Communication Sciences and Disorders with completion of prerequisite coursework in the following areas:
Prerequisites Semester Hours Quarter Hours

Anatomy and Physiology of 
Communication Mechanisms

3 4
Phonetics 3 4
Speech-Language Development 3 4
Speech and/or Hearing Science 3 4
Statistics 3 4
Biological Sciences 3 4
Physics or Chemistry 3 4
Social Sciences 3 4

  1. Minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and minimum major grade point average (MGPA; all speech-language pathology coursework) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Grades of C or better for prerequisite courses; grades of C- are not acceptable for the prerequisite courses listed above.
  2. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues.
  3. Scores on the general and writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) using the Midwestern University institution code of 4160.
    • The test must have been taken within five years of planned enrollment year.
    • For more information about the GRE contact Educational Testing Services (ETS) at 866/473-4373 or visit
  4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on academic, clinical, and professional experiences of the applicant.
  5. A completed CSDCAS application.
  6. An interview with faculty (invitation only).
  7. During the interview day, write an essay given a clinical writing prompt (for interview candidates only).
  8. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  9. Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.