Applicants to the program come from a variety of academic programs. In fact, the admissions committee reviews applications from individuals without backgrounds in communication sciences and disorders and from those individuals with a background in communication sciences and disorders.
A bachelor’s degree in any discipline. We accept students with prior coursework in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)/Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)and students without prior coursework in SLP or CSD.
Prospective students must meet the minimum admissions criteria and submit the following for consideration:
Completed and signed application for doctoral study;
- Personal essay describing the relevance of doctoral education in regards to personal and professional development;
- Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (WES evaluation, if necessary); Preference for admission is given to applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- GRE scores; TOEFL or IELTS scores if necessary; Preference is given to applicants with a combined Verbal and Quantitative GRE score of 1000 or above (on test taken prior to August 1, 2011), and 300 and above (on test taken after August 1, 2011).
- Three (3) letters of recommendation, including at least two (2) from professional colleagues or college/university faculty who can attest to the candidate’s potential for advanced study and research;
- Review and determine if you meet the requirements specified in the Eligibility Requirements and Essential Functions Document;
- Review the policy on Background Checks for students enrolled in the clinical education programs;
- Application fee ($60)
An undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology and audiology (SLPA) or a degree in communications sciences and disorders (CSD) is not required for admission to the AuD program. The curriculum is rich and provides opportunities to develop all of the knowledge and skills needed to practice as an audiologist.
However, if you do not have an undergraduate degree in this field you may be required to add one or more courses to your program to meet licensing requirements in some states and to be recognized as eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A).
Additional courses required for those applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in SLPA or CSD
- Introduction to Language Development
- Phonetic Study of Speech Sounds
For complete information regarding the Graduate School admissions requirements and the application process, please contact the Graduate School at 973-655-5147 or review the Graduate Schools website http://www.montclair.edu/graduate
Deadline date for receipt of applications is January 15th. New students are only accepted to begin study in the fall term only and must be full-time students.*
*Note: Personal interviews will be conducted as early as mid-February. If so designated, you will be contacted for a personal interview.
The Graduate School recommends that you submit your application materials as far in advance as possible to the semester you plan to begin your studies to ensure a timely review of your application.