Graduate Admission in CSD

To be considered for graduate admission, the applicant must have:

  1. a bachelor's degree,
  2. adequate undergraduate preparation in speech-language pathology or equivalent evidence of an appropriate background for undertaking an advanced degree program,
  3. an overall undergraduate average of 3.0 or better,
  4. an undergraduate average of 3.0 or better in the junior and senior years,
  5. an undergraduate average of 3.0 or better in the major,
  6. a personal statement regarding professional interests and goals (one page),
  7. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and
  8. three recommendation forms completed by instructors or other individuals who can attest to the applicant’s suitability for graduate study in speech-language pathology.

Application Process

Complete the electronic application for graduate studies in CSD at the Graduate School's website. Upload transcripts (unofficial or official) from each college and university attended, including Kansas State University. Be sure that transcript information includes information needed to interpret grades (typically on the reverse side of the transcript). Failure to do so may impact your application status with the program. Official transcripts are required if you are recommended for admission.

Other electronic documents to prepare and upload include your:

  • Personal statement (one page)
  • Resume (optional)
  • Although you can enter your GRE scores, it is important that you have official GRE scores sent to Kansas State University. If you have taken the GRE more than one time, please be sure to indicate such on the entry page for GRE information to alert the CSD program of your status.
  • Enter names and contact information of each recommender; they will be sent email messages directly from the online application system.
  • Indicate interest in funding as part of the application process.

In addition to university guidelines for English Proficiency Requirements, applicants whose native language is not English are asked to provide an audio recording of introduction to the program (about 5 minutes of talking). The program accepts the MyBest Score.


February 1 for summer or fall admission and by October 1 for spring admission. Applications must be complete for consideration. Deadlines for International applicants are January 8 for fall admission and August 1 for spring admission. Applicants who have been denied admission may apply once more to the program.


Dr. Jeridy Oetken ( or Dr. Jane Garcia ( for academic questions, graduate study opportunities, and/or to schedule an individualized campus visit.

Becky Wolfe ( for questions about the electronic application process.