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Applying to the MA-SLP Program

Application Deadline

  • The application deadline for the MA-SLP program is February 1.
  • All application materials should be submitted by this date.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed
  • It is your responsibility to check the application portal well in advance of the February 1 deadline to be sure your application is complete.
  • For additional information about admission-related dates, click here.

Before you apply

Please note that the Graduate Admissions Committee for the MA-SLP program at the University of Florida will only review applications from individuals who either:

  • Have earned or are on track to earn a Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders prior to matriculation in the MA-SLP program.
  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree in something other than communication sciences and disorders and have completed or are on track to complete a post-Baccalaureate program in communication sciences and disorders prior to matriculation in the MA-SLP program.

For information about how to complete post-Baccalaureate courses in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Florida, click here.

If your post-Baccalaureate courses were taken at a university other than the University of Florida, please be advised that your program of study needs to be similar in scope and content to the core courses within the Bachelor of Health Science – Communication Sciences and Disorders major at the University of Florida. Our core courses are listed below. Descriptions of these 3.0 credit courses are available in the UF Undergraduate Catalog.

  • LIN 2210 Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
  • SPA 3011 Speech Acoustics
  • SPA 3101 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
  • SPA 3032 Fundamentals of Hearing
  • SPA 4004 Language Development
  • SPA 4104 Neural Bases of Communication
  • SPA 4250 Intro to Speech Disorders
  • SPA 4302 Audiometry and Hearing Disorders
  • SPA 4321 Audiologic Rehabilitation
  • SPA 4400 Intro to Language Disorders

Your post-Baccalaureate courses do not need to be completed at a single university. For example, it is acceptable to take some courses at UF and other courses at another university. In such cases, however, your application must include academic transcriptions from each of the universities that provided the post-Baccalaureate courses.

Completing the Application for Admission

Applications for graduate admission are processed by the University of Florida’s Office of Admissions – Division of Enrollment Management.

  • To access graduate application materials, click here.

Within the application, you will be asked to provide a variety of information, including the following:

1.   A personal statement

  • Use the personal statement to describe how you came to be interested in speech-language pathology, any relevant experiences or skills you wish to highlight, and what your plans are for graduate study and in your career afterward.

2.   Names and contact information for three persons who will serve as references and write letters of recommendation for you.

  • The people you list will be contacted via e-mail by the UF Admissions Office and given instructions on how to submit your recommendation letter. All recommendations are submitted electronically.
  • You are advised to seek recommendations from individuals who know you well and can offer an in-depth assessment of your academic aptitude and potential for graduate study.

3.   A report of your performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Request that your GRE report be sent to the University of Florida.
    • School code: 5812
      • Department codes:
        • Speech-language pathology: 0620
        • Audiology: 0602

4.   Official academic transcripts.

You should arrange to send your academic transcripts to the UF Admissions office:

Office of Admissions
University of Florida
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Important: If you earned a Bachelor’s degree in something other than communication sciences and disorders, you should provide both (a) the transcripts that pertain to your Bachelor’s degree, and (b) the transcripts that pertain to any post-Baccalaureate coursework you have taken in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

5.   Resume

In addition to providing the materials listed above, it is recommended that you also submit a resume with your application. Use the resume to summarize information pertaining to academic degrees you have earned; clinical or research experiences; leadership, work, and volunteer experiences; notable accomplishments, awards and recognitions; post-baccalaureate courses you have completed or are currently taking; and so forth.

Additional information and resources:

If you have questions about the graduate application process, please contact:

Idella King, Graduate Secretary
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117420
Gainesville, FL 32611-7420
Email: iking@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-3722
Fax Number: (352) 846-0243