M.S. Application Procedures

The deadline for application is February 15.  Late applications may not be reviewed after this date.  Early application is strongly recommended.  Official transcripts must be received by CSDCAS before January 15 to ensure verification.  The application process for the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a two-step process.  Applicants should begin the process the previous October.  Applicants who wait until January to begin the process often do not meet the February 15 deadline.

  1. By February 15, complete the online application located here.
  2. By January 15, applications in CSDCAS must be completed (e-submitted, payment received, and transcripts received).

To access this system log on at:; create your application, and monitor your application status.  You will need to submit the following documents via the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) to complete your application:

  1. Submit an official transcript from each college from which you received course credit even if past course work appears on a later transcript. Download the CSDCAS transcript request form and send that to each school’s registrar.  Send all transcripts for the program application to the following address:

    P.O. Box 9113
    Watertown, MA 02471

    Transcripts must be received by CSDCAS before January 15 to be verified by the February 15 deadline.

    *If you are admitted to the M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders program you will also need to provide official transcripts from all colleges you have attended to CHP before you can enroll.

  1. Three Letters of Recommendation. At least two of these recommendations should be from academic faculty members who are familiar with your course work in the major.  Letters of recommendation should be completed within the CSDCAS system.
  2. GRE Scores: You must give ETS the following code when taking the GRE: CSDCAS is 7504.
  3. Personal Essay: Submit a one page essay (12 pt. font) to the Speech-Language Pathology Admissions Committee via CSDCAS addressing the following items:
    1. An explanation of your interest in speech-language pathology.
    2. Your long-term and short-term goals.
    3. Other information you deem relevant to the committee’s decision making process.
  4. Resume: Submit a one page resume (12 pt. font) via CSDCAS
  5. TOEFL scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of this catalog
  6. Graduate Assistantship Application: To apply for a graduate assistantship, an application and the required written essay must be submitted to:

Speech-Language Pathology Admissions Committee
UALR – Audiology and Speech Pathology
2801 S. University Ave., Suite 600 UP
Little Rock, AR 72204.

The graduate assistantship application is posted here.

The UAMS College of Health Professions online application (GUS) and the application for CSDCAS must be completed/verified by February 15.  Applications not completed and verified by this date or incomplete applications will not be considered in the application process.

Before starting the Central Program Application process please carefully read all Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Instructions to better understand how the process works and what to expect.  If you are reapplying, please review these again as this information has been updated.

CSDCAS Customer Service is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. Phone: 617-612-2030; Email:

Although this is a consortium program between the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), DO NOT send any application materials to the UALR Graduate School.

Students whose undergraduate degrees are not in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology must complete a sequence of ten pre-professional courses in communication disorders, prior to admission into the program.  Contact the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology for more information.