How to Apply

The information below applies to the Fall 2022 admission cycle.

Before starting the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) process, 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 may have changed.  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 on the UAMS CHP website.
  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 CSDCAS to complete your application:

  1. Application Fee
  2. Transcripts (By January 15)
    1. 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:

      CSDCAS Transcript Processing Center
      P.O. Box 9113
      Watertown, MA 02471

    2. Submit an official transcript via CSDCAS from each college from which you received course credit even if past course work appears on a later transcript.
      NOTE:  Admissions is aware that due to COVID-19 and the impact on colleges and universities, some students are being issued pass/fail, credit/no credit prerequisite grades. We are acceptable of that grading system during the semesters/quarters impacted by COVID-19 as long as the college or university documents “pass/P or credit/CR” and the credit hours on the transcript. Students who believe they would have earned an A or B in required CSD courses, are encouraged to request a brief letter from the professor who taught the course attesting to the student’s high performance in the course.  These letters can be submitted with the student’s application and do not replace the three letters of recommendation. 
    3. Transcripts and CSDCAS fees must be received by January 15 in order to be verified by the February 15 deadline. All other application materials (letters of recommendation, personal essay, resume, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores must be submitted by February 15.
      Note: If you are admitted to the M.S. Communication Sciences & Disorders program you will also need to provide official transcripts from all colleges where courses were still in-progress at the time of the CSDCAS verification deadline.

Additional Requirements (By February 15)

Submit via CSDCAS:

  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.
  2. GRE Scores: You must give ETS both of the following codes when taking the GRE: CHP is 6146 and CSDCAS is 7504.  If you do not do this, you will be charged additional fees from ETS to have your scores sent to either CHP or CSDCAS.
  3. Personal Essay: Submit a one page essay (12 pt. font) to the Speech-Language Pathology Admissions Committee addressing the following items:
    • Why do you want to be a speech-language pathologist?
    • Tell us your motivations, inspirations, and challenges you have overcome.
    • What are your long-term and short-term goals?
  4. Resume: Submit a one page resume (12 pt. font).  Tell us what you have done outside your classes, such as:
    • Community Service
    • Relevant Work Experience
    • Research and Clinical Interests
    • Awards and Scholarships
  5. TOEFL scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of this catalog

Submit via UAMS Online Admissions Application (OAA):

By February 15, complete a UAMS Online Admissions Application located on the UAMS website.  Be sure to choose the “Communication Sciences and Disorders (Master of Science)” program.  You must “submit” this application and pay the $40.00 fee by February 15 to be considered for admission. Note: This is a separate application and fee in addition to CSDCAS. You will be asked to provide your UAMS Online Admissions Application number in order to complete the CSDCAS application.  On the first page of the application, be sure to make the following selections to choose this program:
-Academic Career: Graduate
-Campus: Main UAMS Campus
-Term: Fall
-Academic Program: College of Health Prof GRAD
-Admit Type: Applicant
-Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
-Academic Plan: Com Sciences and Disorders MS
-Academic Sub-Plan: N/A

Application Process Summary

  1. By January 15, submit all transcripts to CSDCAS and pay the fee.
  2. By February 15, submit to CSDCAS: (a) letters of recommendation, (b) GRE and TOEFLScores, (c) Personal Essay, and (d) Resume.
  3. By February 15, submit the OAA application and pay the fee.
  4. The OAA application must be submitted and the CSDCAS application must be verified by February 15 in order to be considered for admissions. Applications not completed/verified by this date will not be considered in the application process.

Student Worker Application: If you are interested in being considered for a student worker position, complete an application and the required written essay. Mail to:  Speech-Language Pathology Admissions Committee, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, 4301 West Markham St., Slot #711, Little Rock, AR 72205.  The student worker application is posted on the program website.

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

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.

This program is not approved to admit F1 Visa students. We are working with the UAMS International Student Office to resolve this matter.