Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered Link to Program Description
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Ph.D. Program Description
Speech-Language Pathology M.S. Program Description


Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders is a two-step process:

  1. First: Complete an alternate application through CSDCAS (Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service). For detailed instructions and information, please see the CSD Department’s Graduate Application Process.

Detailed application completion and submission instructions are available on the CSDCAS website.

As part of this application process, the following must be received by CSDCAS by the admission deadline for an application to be complete.

  • Official Transcripts (sent directly to CSDCAS)
  • CSDCAS electronic application with all questions answered, including both required and supplemental sections
  • 2-page Persuasive Essay (uploaded in CSDCAS)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (uploaded in CSDCAS)
  1. Second: Applicants will be notified about their CSDCAS application status via email; those meeting CSD candidacy requirements will then be instructed to submit a Univeristy of Montana Graduate School Online Application. As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Enter names and timeframes of all colleges and universities attended.
    2. List names of the 3 references provided to CSDCAS (see above).
    3. Pay the application fee.

Admission Deadlines

  • The Speech-Language and Pathology PhD program has a rolling admission policy. We will evaluate applications on a space-available basis until the term begins. Applying by the January deadline to start during fall semester is strongly recommended.
  • Fall Semester - Online applications must be submitted to CSDCAS (see above) and completed by January 15. Late applications will not be considered. A completed application includes official transcripts and GRE report on file in CSDCAS.
  • Summer Semester- Online applications must be submitted to CSDCAS (see above) and completed by January 15. Late applications will not be considered. Summer admission may be approved based on space available, please contact the department directly. 

Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Department website

Campus Location
Curry Health Center, Lower Level 009

Federal Express Delivery - Street Address
634 Eddy Avenue, Room 009
Missoula, MT 59812-6695


Leisa Greene, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(406) 243-2118
Fax: (406) 243-2362

Amanda Jackson, Graduate Admissions Coordinator