Graduate Programs

Learn about the Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S. Program

The master of science degree education program in speech-language pathology at the University of New Hampshire is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850; 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.

Applicants for admission should possess a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders or its equivalent. The following courses, or their equivalents, are undergraduate prerequisites for the master's program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • Language Acquisition
  • Clinical Phonetics
  • Basic Audiology
  • Speech-Hearing Science
  • Statistics
  • Neurology

Students are also required to have completed course work in typical human development, social/behavioral sciences, and both biological and physical sciences in preparation for fulfillment of ASHA requirements.

Acceptance to the program is based on grade-point average, written statement, and letters of recommendation. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and is required for admission. Generally, admitted students have grade-point averages above 3.5. GRE scores are not required.

Personal Statement

In no more than two pages, respond to the following prompts:

  1. We are interested in learning about you as a person. Describe your unique talents, interests, and/or experiences that make you who you are. Speculate about how these might contribute to your experience in our graduate program and/or to your future career.
  2. Describe your career path for the next 10 years - where do you see yourself professionally five years from now? Ten years from now?
  3. Discuss one issue in the field of communication sciences and disorders that currently interests you most. Why does this issue interest you? 
  4. Briefly discuss how research is important to the field of communication sciences and disorders.
  5. OPTIONAL (may increase page limit to a total of three pages). If you currently have interest in participating in research, pursuing a master thesis, and/or wish to be considered for a graduate research assistanship, briefly describe:
                   1. why you are interested in research,
                   2. any prior research experience you may have, and/or
                   3. any knowledge or skills you have that would support your participation in research.


University of New Hampshire Graduate School