Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders
West Chester University
Dr. Cheryl D. Gunter, Chair
201 Carter Drive, Suite 400
West Chester, PA 19383
Who May Apply to the Graduate Program
in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)?
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders welcomes qualified applicants from mainstream and diverse cultural backgrounds. An applicant must have completed (or be in the process of completing) an undergraduate degree or its equivalent in communication sciences and disoreders.
Applications to WCU's SLP graduate program are managed through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). Please see below for information about CSDCAS:
1. CSDCAS Customer Service Information
Customer Service is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.
Phone (617) 612-2030
2. CSDCAS Applicant Portal Link
The applicant portal link will not open until the middle of September.
The link to the portal is portal.csdcas.org
3. CSDCAS address
All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:
CSDCAS Verification Department
PO Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
4. CSDCAS Application Deadlines
All application materials must have been received by CSDCAS by January 15th. It is each applicant's responsibility to see to it that the January 15th deadline is met. Materials received later than January 15th will not be considered, and incomplete applications will not be processed.
5. GRE Code
Please provide ETS with the CSDCAS GRE Institution code unique to West Chester University's SLP graduate program. This code is 7710
Required Application Materials
This following materials must be submitted to the CSDCAS portal:
Additional Information for International Applicants
Average GPAs & GREs of Students Accepted in Fall, 2015
|Average undergraduate GPA||
|Range = 3.42 to 3.98|
|Average underegraduate major GPA||
|Range = 3.70 to 4.0|
|Average Verbal GRE Score||
|Range = 144 to 159|
|Average Quantitative GRE Score||
|Range = 141 to 156|
|Average Analytical Writing Score||
|Range = 3 to 5|
Questions about Prerequisites for Admission or Program Components
If you have questions about the prerequisites or content of the MA SLP program please click on the FAQS tab of the Graduate Program menu
Information about financial aid is available at the following website:
Graduate Assistantships (GAs)
A limited number of half-time Graduate Assistantships are available for incoming graduate students in SLP. A Graduate Assistantship provides a waiver for 6 semester hours of tuition per semester and it provides a small stipend. In return, Graduate Assistants provide 10 hours of work per week under the supervision of a professor within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.. To indicate your interest in being considered for a GA position, please respond to the question about the Graduate Assistantship on the Questions page of WCU's web pages within CSDCAS. The award of GAs is generally made in August.
If you have additional questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Mareile Koenig, the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Speech-Language Pathology program at MareileKoenig@Gmail.com.