Admission FAQ

Admission Requirements

I have a Bachelor's Degree in another field and was wondering if the Master's program requires a degree in Speech-Language Pathology for admission?

We require students who have bachelor's degrees in other fields to first complete a series of leveling, or pre-requisite, courses prior to entering our graduate program. Please see the Admission Standards page of our website. Information on our post-baccalaureate program and the courses we offer here at UA is listed on our website under Post Baccalaureate Requirements. If you have specific questions regarding the post-bacc program, please contact Mrs. Nancy Harris at nancy21@uakron.edu.

I am interested in receiving more detailed information regarding admission requirements and tuition.

See the Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program page and the Graduate Tuition and Fees page.

Number of Applicants

How many students do you accept each year? How many have applied this year?

For the past several years, we have had between 250-300 applicants. We are able to admit a maximum of 30 students into our traditional (on-campus) graduate SLP program.

Time of Admission

Do you have rolling admission or do you only accept people in the fall?

Our "traditional" on-campus program admits for Fall semester only; we also offer a distance-learning MA program, which admits for Spring semester. See the Collaborative Distance Learning Graduate Program section of our website for additional information about this option. Specific questions can be directed to Dr. Catherine Richards at richarc@uakron.edu.

GPA and GRE

What are the requirements in terms of the GPA and GRE to get into the graduate program? On average what GRE scores do you look for?

  • Quantitative and Verbal – scores at or above the 40th percentile (Quantitative score approximately 150, Verbal score approximately 149 and above) are preferred. Scores at or above the 10th percentile are required. 
  • Analytical Writing – a score of 3.5 or above is required.  Applicants whose writing score is 3.0 or below will not be considered for admission to our program.
  • Our program will accept, and use for admission decisions, the highest score in each of the three test areas, if applicants submit more than one score report.  It is strongly recommended that applicants retake the GRE if scores are below the preferred scores (above).
Admitted Fall 2018 Admitted Fall 2019
Overall GPA 3.71 3.72
In-field GPA 3.80 3.79
Verbal GRE 47th percentile   42nd percentile 
Quantitative GRE 38th percentile  33rd percentile 
Writing GRE 4.0 4.0

If I take the GRE more than once, do you average the scores or take the highest?

We take the highest score in each area.