M.A. Admissions

Thank you for considering the UConn Master’s in Speech Language Pathology program.  Admissions are made only for the Fall semester of each year.  We do not offer admission for the spring semester.

Dual Application:

Please be aware that we require a dual application for admission – meaning you must apply to both the CSDCAS application portal AND the UConn Slate application portal in order to be considered for admission.


Each year the application portals will open on September 1.

The application deadline is January 15.  In order for your application to be considered, it must be submitted in CSDCAS with all transcripts in received status and the application listed as “Complete” in the CSDCAS portal.  It must be listed as “Submitted” in the Slate portal with all required materials by the deadline.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure their application is completed on time.


Admissions decisions are generally decided around March 15.  It may take up to two weeks for each applicant to receive notification of their admission decision.  Notifications of decisions will be made available via an email from the UConn Slate system.

If admitted to the program, a background check will be required.  Drug screenings may also be required throughout your time enrolled in the program.


Below is a checklist to help ensure you have completed all required steps in the process.  Please also reference our FAQ page as many questions regarding the admissions process can be found there.

We use a dual application system for our admissions. Applicants must apply through both systems to be considered for admission.

Complete all of the checklist items below:

  • Log on to the CSDCAS Portal
    • Search for the UConn program.
    • Complete application questions.
    • Submit official copies of ALL transcripts from any institution in which you have completed collegiate courses to CSDCAS for review.
      • We recommend you submit these as early in the process as possible to allow CSDCAS time to review. Should you choose to resend them after your Fall semester grades have been calculated you may do so; however, your application must be listed as “Complete” by the deadline in order to be reviewed.
    • Submit three letters of recommendation – we recommend that at least two of these come from academic references.
    • Complete four essay questions.
    • GRE test scores are not required
    • Refer to the CSDCAS Help Guide for questions.


  • Log on to the Slate Portal
    • Complete application questions.
    • Under “Intended Program”
      • Select “Health”
      • Select “Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences MA”
      • Select “Storrs”
      • Select “Fall 2022”
    • Upload unofficial copies of your transcripts. Note: International applicants should follow the instructions listed on the Transcript application page.
    • Note – GRE scores are not required
    • If applicable, send TOEFL scores to UConn using code 3915.
    • Employment is not required in Slate.
    • Essays and Documents are not required in Slate.
    • Recommendation letters are not required in Slate.

Reminder, in order for your application to be reviewed, you must submit your materials and have your application listed as “Completed” in CSDCAS and “Submitted” in UConn Slate by the deadline.   You can see if it is listed appropriately by logging into your profiles.  Please do not call the department to ask that they verify that your application is appropriately completed.

Questions about Application Status

Please note that we do not respond to inquiries to confirm submission of your application.  You should routinely reference the portal to confirm your application has been submitted.  If you have concerns about your application status, please reach out to the following contacts:

  • CSDCAS Application  – Applicant Help Center  – Important – please do not contact the UConn Graduate School with questions regarding CSDCAS as they do not use the CSDCAS portal
  • Slate Application – please email gradadmissions@uconn.edu – Important – for Slate specific questions only.

General Information:

We are often asked about GPA scores.  We review all applications that we receive and it is your decision if you wish to apply.  We do not provide guidance on individual applicant scores and whether or not the applicant should apply. However, we can provide you with the following guidance about the scores we have seen from our recently admitted classes.

The minimum GPA to become an applicant set by the Graduate School is 3.000. The Graduate School will accept either your cumulative GPA or your last 2-year GPA, whichever is higher. The average GPA of students admitted to the SLHS M.A. program is 3.700 for undergraduate study.

The M.A. program has a partnership with the UConn School of Education (NEAG) for students to complete coursework while enrolled in our program to receive certification as set forth by the State of Connecticut standards to work as an SLP in a school system.  Within the first enrolled semester in the graduate program, students will be required to apply to NEAG.  As part of the application, students must demonstrate meeting minimum requirements for standardized test scores outlined by NEAG.   For informational purposes, NEAG has provided the Testing Score Minimums needed at the time of applying to their program.  Most students can meet this requirement with a GRE or SAT score.  If your GRE or SAT score falls below the minimum may take the Praxis Core.  The Praxis Core can be completed prior to arriving in the program or during the first semester in the program.