Application and Admissions
Admissions decisions for entry into the masters program in Speech Pathology are made in spring. Preference will be given to applicants whose files are complete by January 1st each calendar year. If admitted, students may enter the program in either the following summer or fall semester. If you are interested in visiting our Department, please access this link for the Campus Visit Schedule.
Admission Processes for Graduate Entry
Applications to the Masters program are administered through the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service for Clinical Education in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology.
A Centralized Application Service is frequently used in medicine and other health profession disciplines. This web-based service for audiology and speech-language pathology students has been created to provide a convenient site for prospective applicants to apply to multiple schools. Applicants access a single portal to research and compare the different schools in a systematic and comparative way. The system provides a real-time status tool so that applicants may check the status of their applications, transcripts, and letters of reference online at any time.
In order to apply for the SLP Graduate program, prospective applicants should go to https://portal.csdcas.org. This link will allow you to make application to the program and monitor your application. As part of this process, you will need to supply to CSDCAS the following:
- Official transcripts from all previously attended graduate/undergraduate institutions
to the following address:
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
- Official GRE reports to CSDCAS Application by selecting the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center GRE code "0779."
- A personal statement submitted electronically to CSDCAS
- 3 letters of recommendation (Letters of recommendation are accepted by CSDCAS electronically ONLY. The applicant must provide a valid email address when filling out the references section.)
- All course work entered by the student into CSDCAS online.
For a list of speech-pathology and audiology graduate programs participating in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Centralized Application (CSDCAS) visit CSDCAS Participating Programs. CSDCAS Customer Service can be reached by telephone at (617) 612-2030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is strongly encouraged for applicants to read the CSDCAS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) prior to submitting an application.
If you are an international applicant, a TOEFL score, should be sent to the Department at the address below.
Audiology and Speech Pathology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
578 South Stadium Hall
Knoxville TN 37996
Students who have previous practicum experience will also need to submit a signed record of all ASHA approved hours when entering the program.
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