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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Applying and Admission

Effective October 2, 2017, Apply to the Communication Disorders graduate program using the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service CSDCAS .  If you applied prior to this date using the previous method, your application will be processed and you need not take any further action.  Note about GRE & CSDCAS:  MSU has a GRE code specifically for use with CSDCAS.  If you are applying via CSDCAS, but already had GRE scores sent to MSU using the old code, we request that you send a note to and we will upload your scores to CSDCAS when we receive them.

More information about CSDCAS:

  1. CSDCAS Customer Service information
    Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM ESTPhone – (617) 612-2030
    E-Mail –
  2. CSDCAS Address
    All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:
    CSDCAS Verification Department
    P.O. Box 9113
    Watertown, MA  02471
  3. CSDCAS Application Deadline
    February 1

Applications for admission are competitive and must be received by February 1 for admission for the following fall semester. Approximately 24 new admissions are accepted each year. 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. 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.

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.