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1. Do I need a Bachelor’s degree in CSD to apply to the Graduate Program?

2. What CSD background courses will I need for the Graduate Program?

3. Is there a “cut-off” for GPA and GRE scores in the application review?

1. Do I need a Bachelor’s degree in CSD to apply to the Graduate Program?

You will need to complete a Bachelor’s degree before beginning the Graduate Program, but the degree does not need to be in CSD. Applications from all majors are welcome. If you do not have a CSD background, you’ll need to complete five background CSD courses. It would be helpful to have physics (or chemistry), biology, and statistics as a part of your undergraduate background.

2. What CSD background courses will I need for the Graduate Program?

The Graduate Program requires completion of six CSD background courses: Audiology, Language Development, Speech Anatomy and Physiology, Phonetics/Phonology, and Speech Science. At UMaine, the course numbers are CSD 301, 380, 383, 481, and 484. These courses may be completed before or during the first year of the Graduate Program. When included as part of the Graduate Program, the background coursework will extend the length of the program by about one semester.

The Graduate Program and ASHA also require that students have background coursework in biological science, physical science (which can include chemistry) and statistics. These need to be general education courses and not specific to CSD.

3. It there a “cut-off” for GPA and GRE scores in the application review?

Applications are reviewed according to four criteria: GPA, GRE scores, the essay, and the letters of recommendation. Strengths in some areas may compensate for a weakness in another area.  We do not apply a cut-off for GRE scores in the application review. Currently, only applicants with GPAs of 3.25 and above will be considered for the CSD Graduate Program.

 


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Communication Sciences & Disorders
5724 Dunn Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-2006 | Fax: 207-581-2060E-mail: Luanne.Wasson@umit.maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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