1. A bachelor's degree. The bachelor's degree may be in any discipline. Our program admits students with or without prior coursework in Speech-Language Pathology.
2. Minimal entry requirements:
- GPA greater than or equal to 3.0
- GRE - Verbal score of 150 or higher; Quantitative score of 140 or better (for a test taken after August 1, 2011)
- If you possess a master's degree, you can request a waiver of the GRE requirement. However, the GRE must must have been taken within the last 5 years.
3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. Each recommender should attest to the candidate's potential to succeed in a rigorous graduate program. It is preferable that the letters of recommendation are from faculty at higher education institutions.
4. Submit an original essay.
5. Complete the Eligibility Requirements and Essential Functions document
6. Prior to observing or working with patients/clients it is required that students pay for and complete a criminal background check.
7. Submit the application fee ($60).
Applicants Applying With a Speech-Language Pathology Background
If the Speech-Language Pathology Admission Committee determines by review of official transcript(s) that an applicant has successfully completed three (3) or more of the pre-professional courses at the time of application review, that applicant will be considered With a Background in SLP. If accepted into the program, the applicant will be placed on the With Background in SLP track for fall matriculation (Refer to Sample Track).
Applicants Applying Without a Speech-Language Pathology Background
If the Speech-Language Pathology Admission Committee determines by review of official transcript(s) that an applicant has successfully completed or is currently taking two (2) or fewer of the pre-professional courses at the time of application review, that applicant will be considered Without a Background in SLP. If an applicant Without a Background in SLP is accepted into the program but chooses to complete the pre-professional coursework prior to entering the program during the fall semester, they should be aware that a maximum of two pre-professional courses will be applied toward their work program during the advising session. Subsequently, during the summer advising session, they will be placed on the Without a Background in SLP track for fall semester matriculation (Refer to Sample Track).
Applications are available online at: http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/prospective/app.shtml
For complete information regarding the University admission requirements and the application process, please contact the Graduate School at (973) 655-5147 or website at: http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/.
The deadline for applications is February 1st.
New students are only accepted in the Fall semester. The Graduate School recommends that you submit your application materials as far in advance as possible from the semester you plan to begin your studies to ensure a timely review of your application.