The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Speech-Language Pathology requires a two-year commitment (including the interim summer) and a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit. In addition, students must meet all academic and clinical requirements specified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. We strongly encourage students who have degrees in other areas to apply to the program: No prerequisite courses are required before admission and your program will only be extended by a semester (the second summer).

We have no set thresholds for GRE or GPA scores. For applicants who take the GRE more than once, we consider the highest set of scores. The average GRE scores for students most recently accepted in the program were 306 (verbal: 155, quantitative: 151) and the average GPA score (all four years of the undergraduate degree) was 3.78 (4 point scale). For more information about our program statistics locate the University of Memphis listing at

Coursework in the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders is not required prior to admission to the MA program, but we do require non-CSD coursework to have been completed prior to graduation. In the CSDCAS portal, this coursework is listed as "prerequisites" so that we can track what undergraduate coursework you have, but these courses are not required for admission. If you have not met these requirements in your undergraduate program, you will be required to complete them during your graduate program. Depending on how many of these requirements have not been met, your graduate program may be extended. You may want to consider completing this coursework prior to your first semester of graduate school.

For admission to the Fall 2018 Master's (MA) degree program in Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, students are required to submit an application to the CSD centralized application service.

Please note that admission for the Master of Arts program in SLP occurs only in the fall term each year. All application materials should be received and verified by February 1st for the following Fall admissions class.

Apply Now to our SLP Program

If you have specific questions about the application process, contact:

For additional information about our Master's degree program, contact:

Eugene Buder, PhD

If you would like to talk with a current SLP student, contact:

Cortney Kunkle


Would you like to tour our facilities and meet our faculty and students? Email and indicate if you are interested in audiology or speech-language pathology and which of the following dates works best for you. All tours will begin at 11:00 am. We look forward to meeting you!

  • August 3, 2018
  • September 14, 2018
  • October 5, 2018
  • November 2, 2018
  • December 14, 2018