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Communication Disorders: Admissions

Admission Requirements (Regular) 

  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Three letters of recommendation from someone who can attest to your ability in the field  (waived for Cal U CMD undergraduates)
  • GRE Scores
  • 2-3 page personal essay regarding your decision to pursue a master’s degree in Communication Disorders
  • For International Applicants:  TOEFL score of 213 on computer-based exam, 550 on paper-based exam or 80 on Internet-based exam.  An official copy of an IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 may be substituted for the TOEFL score.

        Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted for a period not to exceed two terms with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements:
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in pre/co requisite courses

Pre/Co Requisite Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Articulation/Phonology
    • Introduction to Audiology
    • Introduction to Communication Disorders
    • Phonetics
    • Speech and Language Development
    • Speech Science

Applicants without a degree in communication disorders will need to complete a minimum of 36 undergraduate credits in communication disorders prior to being considered for graduate admission; 21 of these pre/co-requisite credits must cover the areas listed above.

 How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email ( or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Phone: 724-938-4187

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