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CSD Sophomore

Fall Semester

We finished part of our first project for our Language Sample Analysis class. We had to obtain a language sample from a young child and transcribe it. We all thought it was very interesting and are eager to keep working on the project.

- Krystal

Tools of the Trade

Passy Muir Speaking Valves

These Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve are a simple medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy-Muir Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication.

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Admission into the B.S. and M.S. Degree Programs

Admission into the 5-year degree track requires:

  • 1050 SAT scores (Verbal and Math combined)
  • 3.25 GPA for transfer students with 12 or more credits

Transition applications from pre-professional to professional phase require:

  • graduate transitional application
  • 3.25 GPA overall and within the major
  • personal essay


Admission into the stand-alone 2-year graduate program requires:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Submission of graduate application
  • Submission of GRE scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Essay
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • Completion of 1-year of CSD pre-requisite classes for students with out of field degrees
  • A minimum 3.25 GPA is required to be considered for application review, as seating for the stand-alone two-year graduate program is limited

Futhermore, all entrants must meet the following Eligibility Requirements and pass a Departmental Speech-Language-Hearing Screening.