Graduate AdmissionsPage address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/cd/graduate/ga.html
Applying and Admission
Applying to the program involves a general application to the College of Graduate Studies. Additionally, letters of recommendation and a personal letter of intent are sent directly to the Graduate Coordinator at the address below. The letters of recommendation are free-form and do not require a form to be completed. Send your letter of intent and have individuals who are writing recommendations send their letters to:
Dept. of Speech, Hearing, & Rehab. Services
Armstrong Hall 103
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
Applications for admission are competitive and must be received by February 1 for admission for the following fall semester. Approximately 20 new admissions are accepted each year. To take graduate level courses, applicants must have been admitted by the College of Graduate Studies and Research. The minimal requirement for GPA is 3.00 or better on a 4.0 scale. These must include courses in the basic sciences as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ( ASHA) to meet Standard III-A of the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence, and professional coursework. Successful applicants typically exceed the minimal admission qualifications. Recently, successful applicants averaged a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 150 on the verbal subtest, 155 on the quantitative subtest, and 3.91 on the Analytical subtest (based on the newest GRE scoreing scales). The average GPA was 3.76. Applicants who have not attained the minimum requirements may be admitted provisionally on the basis of their performance on the GRE and/or other unique qualifications. Three letters of recommendation are also required (the program does not use a recommendation form/checklist) as well as submission of a writing sample in the form of a letter of intent.
Financial Assistance/Graduate Assistantship
A limited number of graduate assistantships in Communication Disorders are available. Application can be obtained from the department or from the College of Graduate Studies and Research and should be filed by February 1 for the following academic year or until positions are filled.