We continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19. The Admissions Committee has reviewed their policies with special consideration for the effects of COVID-19 on our applicants. The current policies have been established with these considerations in mind. For this reason, and in keeping with our Program’s policies, we are unable to waive any of our admission requirements for any reason.
As more jurisdictions across the country are closing schools, limiting large gatherings, and taking other measures to create social distance to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have asked our staff to work remotely in the near term and all admissions information events have been either canceled or moved online. Given this change, we'd like to assure you that we have robust technology and a culture of flexibility that allows us to continue providing you with uninterrupted service.
We are closely monitoring guidance from the World Health Organization, the CDC, and state and local authorities and will provide up to date information on our website as new information becomes available.
The application deadline for admission to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is January 15, 2021. Applicants that meet this deadline can expect an admissions decision from the department by the end of March. Our goal is to make admission decisions earlier to allow applicants to make their graduate school plans earlier.
The application deadline has been extended. In order to meet the deadline, all applicants must submit their application by February 28, 2021 (11:59 PM EST). Incomplete files WILL NOT be reviewed.
Number of students admitted
For the Fall 2020 admissions cycle we received 134 applicants. We admitted 22 students to the 15-month graduate program and 12 students to the 24-month program.
Minimum GPA to apply to the graduate program is a 3.0 for the last 60 units of study.
Transfer of credits policies
Units for any coursework taken outside of the University of the Pacific cannot be transferred at the graduate level. All graduate level speech-language pathology courses must be taken at Pacific.
The CSDCAS online application includes:
Official transcripts, from all institutions attended post high school (this includes vocational/technical school transcripts), must be submitted to CSDCAS as part of the application. DO NOT mail transcripts to the university at this time.
Official GRE Scores
Pacific's GRE CSDCAS Code is: 0773
It is highly recommended that all applicants wishing to meet the January 15th deadline take the GRE exam no later than November 30th; it can take 6-8 weeks for test results to reach recipients (in this case, CSDCAS). Scores must be received by January 15.
There is no assigned prompt for the essay, however, your personal essay should describe your motivation, skills and abilities that will contribute to your academic and clinical success in our program.
Three (3) Letters of Reference
All letters of reference must be sent in using the CSDCAS online system. At least one letter of reference should come from a university faculty member.
Each applicant must submit a 3-4 minute video recording responding to the prompts detailed on CSDCAS. Once you have completed your video, please upload it to YouTube (be sure your video IS NOT set to "private" or we will be unable to view it; instead, select "unlisted") and submit your video link in the "Questions" portion of the CSDCAS application.
CSDCAS now has a section titled "Prerequisites." In this section, you will answer questions related to various coursework you have taken in the field of speech-language pathology (these are considered 'prerequisites' for the 15-month program) and general education coursework taken (which is not required to apply but will be required prior to completing our program).
For all applicants applying to the 15-month program, you will submit your clinical observation hours in the "Documents" section of the application. Applicants that do not have hours to submit need to submit a Word document stating that they do not have hours to submit at this time.
Pacific’s FAFSA school code is 001329.
Applicants to the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of the department's graduate admission information sessions to assist them in making an informed decision about a graduate program that will best suit their needs. Each information session will be hosted by one of the department's faculty members and will provide an overview of the program, tours of the classrooms and clinic facilities, and opportunities for individual questions.
We look forward to meeting you on campus soon. If you have any further questions regarding the graduate application and admissions process, refer to our FAQ page or please contact the department's graduate program director, Dr. Larry Boles, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-946-7490.