Communicative Sciences and Disorders - Speech and Pathology
Graduate Program Application Information
Graduate Program - Speech-Language Pathology
Program Website - http://life.umt.edu/grad/name/SpeechPath
NOTE - BEFORE APPLYING, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED APPLICANTS REVIEW THE "Admission Section" OF THIS SITE FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.
Degree/Major - M.S. - Speech-Language Pathology
Admission Semester(s) and Application Deadline(s):
- Fall - Priority will be given to complete application packets received by February 1st. Complete application packets received after this date will be considered on a space available basis
- GRE scores with a test date that is within the past five years OR verifiable GRE scores if the test date is older than five years old
- All official test scores must be sent to the UM Graduate School
The following "Additional Application Materials" must be mailed directly to the department (address below):
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Three letters of recommendation and recommendation forms completed and submitted by persons outside the applicant's extended family who have direct knowledge of the applicant's character and abilities. We recommend at least one letter should address academic qualities of the applicant. Applicants may request letters from:
- current or former professors
- current or former employers
- someone who knows the applicant professionally who can address the applicant's qualifications, experience, and drive to become a speech-language pathologist
- Someone who can address the applicant's personal character qualities necessary for professional practice in speech-language pathology
- (We prefer electronic submission through the Admission Application. If electronic method is used there is no need to send paper copies to the department.)
- A current resume that includes: education, paid experience, volunteer experience and community involvement, and activities
- A summary sheet of CSD and/or relevant courses taken in related areas (download summary sheet)
- Select two topics from the following essay questions and formulate a response for the questions you selected. Your response for each essay should be no more than three typed, double-spaced pages (12 pt font):
- The mission of the CSD Department is posted above. How are your career goals consistent with the mission of the CSD Department?
- Describe your interest in the study and practice of speech-language pathology as well as the reason for your interest in enrolling in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders program at The University of Montana.
- Describe a communication problem that is of interest to you and describe the contribution you plan to make toward the resolution of the problem.
- Describe an accomplishment, achievement, activity, initiative, or event and its relationship to the development of one or more of your personal qualities (for example, passion for service, writing and speaking skills, care and concern for others, initiative and sustained effort, commitment to moral principles).
- All applicants will file a criminal background check with the Montana Department of Justice upon admission to the CSD Speech-Language Pathology program and/or upon practicum placement. Results will be forwarded to the School of Education. More information and instructions on how to complete the criminal background check will be sent to the applicant at the time of admission.
Communicative Sciences and Disorders
The University of Montana
Curry Health Center, Lower Level 061
634 Eddy Avenue
Missoula, MT 59812-6995