Applicants should process an application for admission to ASU Graduate Admissions and supply all information and/or records required and pay the application fee. In addition to those requirements, the following items should be submitted to the Graduate School to complete the application packet for MCD admission consideration.
!!! NEW for 2015 admissions !!!
COPIES of the following items must also be mailed directly to
the Department of Communication Disorders (address below)
Submit scores for all subtests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
To be considered, applicants must possess a minimum score of 285 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the exam.
Submit an official transcript from each institution that you have attended. To be considered, applicants must possess an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher or a GPA or 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. Note: Copy for the department can be student copy.
Submit a letter that requests acceptance into the program and states personal goals and interests in communication disorders.
Submit a current resume listing your accomplishments since completing high school (academic and non-academic).
THREE RATING FORMS
Arrange for completion and submission of three Graduate Readiness Rating forms. Narrative letters of recommendation will not be considered unless attached to the completed, required form. At least two of these forms MUST be completed by current or former faculty members. The third form can be completed by anyone with knowledge of your character and academic ability.
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ALL ORIGINAL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO:
ASU Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 1570
State University, AR 72467
COPIES OF ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS (except shot records) MUST BE SUBMITTED TO:
Department of Communication Disorders
Graduate Admissions Committee
PO Box 910
State University, AR 72467
For questions regarding material submission, please call Graduate Admissions at (870) 972-2031 or the Dept. of Communication Disorders at (870) 972-3106.
The CD Graduate Admissions Committee reviews all applications for GRE scores and GPA's. Applicants that do not provide evidence of meeting the minimum requirements are not reviewed further.
Qualifying applicants are then ranked and awarded points (based on ranking) from a pre-determined scale and are ranked individually by GPA-overall, GPA-in the major, GRE score (verbal/quantitative combined), and GRE writing score. Points for affective applicant items (resume, intent letter, and rating forms) are totalled and result in a folder score and subsequent ranking. Total applicant points are then ranked and the class is selected based on the number of students the program can accept.
Formal letters are sent to all qualified applicants notifying them of acceptance status. Invited applicants must respond within 10 days of receipt of the invitation, to indicate their intent to be admitted to the program. In the event attrition is high, the committee selects replacements from the remaining qualifying applicant pool, and additional invitations are extended.
Notice: Admitted MCD students begin the program in the first summer term following admission. Upon successful completion of coursework, practicum, and comprehensive examinations or thesis, matriculation is completed 19 months later, graduating in December.