Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at UMD. All graduate application materials are submitted electronically through the ApplyYourself application system. Admission decisions are communicated to applicants using this system.

A decision for admission notice will be emailed to you once your application is carefully reviewed by the department admissions committee and your transcripts and any credentials (test reports, diploma copies, etc. ) are authenticated by Graduate School officials. Applications are reviewed in February and you can expect a decision by early March.

United States Military vets will have their applicaiton fees waived.  This process is done in the Apply YourSelf applicaiton system.



A four-year American university baccalaureate degree in communication disorders is required with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission and should not be provided.

Please note that we review graduate applications once each year and admit graduate students for fall semester ONLY.


Click here to view statistics on past applications years.  Statistics include total applications, admitted applications and rejected applications along with the average GPAs. 



February 1 is the application deadline. All applications must be complete by this date in order to be considered for admission into the program for the following fall semester. Applications that are not complete by this date WILL NOT be reviewed.


All application materials should be submitted directly to the ApplyYourself admissions system. We cannot review your application until ALL of the required materials listed below are submitted successfully.

Submission of the following indicates a complete application file:




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How to submit:


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Required fields: Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support, Applicant Statement #1(see Personal Statement requirement below), and Recommendations.

Click here to access the online application.

  Application Fee


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Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts as they will not be accepted.

If you are admitted, the University will request official copies of this material.

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Letters of     


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Three letters of recommendation are required, although you may provide more. Two letters must be from academic instructors familiar with your academic performance and your potential to succeed in graduate school. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by your recommenders using the application recommendation form in ApplyYourself. Paper letters mailed to the program will NOT be accepted.

Personal Statement


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A writing sample in the form of a personal statement that addresses your short term and long term academic and professional goals is required. In this statement, you should also address why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology, and why you are interested in
pursuing your degree at UMD. In ApplyYourself under "Applicant Statements" upload your personal statement under "Statement #1".


What Happens Next?

ApplyYourself allows you to monitor the different parts of your application.  Use this function of ApplyYourslef to make sure your application is complete and submitted on time.  It would be a good idea for you to check on the progress of your application periodically to ensure the timely completion and submission of your application BEFORE the deadline. The department will NOT notify you when your application is complete.  In addition, you can check on the status of your SUBMITTED applicaiton by emailing

If you have questions or problems concerning ApplyYourself, please contact the UMD Graduate UMD Graduate School Office directly at (218) 726-7523 or email Any other questions or problems concerning your application can be directed to the UMD CSD Department by email at