Application Process

The deadline for applications to our graduate program is January 15, 2024. The application process is competitive and applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. The Graduate Admissions Committee utilizes a holistic admission process, weighing applicants’ unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades. There is no GRE requirement for those applying for admission to the graduate program.

The committee selects students whose academic record, written communication skills, and overall potential show the most promise for success in our field. Currently, only applicants with GPAs of 3.25 and above are eligible to apply to the Graduate Program.

Applicants should apply through the University of Maine Graduate School online.  The process requires applicants to submit three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students should address the following prompt in their personal statement in 300-500 words: “Applicants to our graduate program consistently have strong academic records and varied extracurricular experiences. Our department aims to find a graduate cohort of students who can uniquely and meaningfully contribute to the graduate program and the field of speech-language pathology. Share a story about yourself that exemplifies why you are a good fit for the University of Maine’s graduate program and the field of speech-language pathology.”

Students are notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision in March-April. All accepted students begin coursework the following fall. Starting in Fall 2018, students enrolling in the graduate program will be assessed a $600 program fee each semester of their graduate program.