The FIU Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) degree and Graduate Certificate programs each has its own admission requirements and application process. Please review the admission requirements for your specific CSD program of interest.

Admission Requirements

The MS-SLP master’s degree track is a limited-access, full-time enrollment program with a highly competitive admissions process based on comprehensive evaluations. Applications are reviewed once a year starting in January to admit up to 50 students for the Fall semester only. 

Applicants need to meet the minimum admission standards set by the University Graduate School at FIU to be eligible for consideration for admission to this graduate program:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Student must have completed an undergraduate program of study in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology, or have taken the required prerequisite coursework in speech-language and hearing sciences. Consult the Graduate Certificate in Communication Sciences & Disorders Program of Study for the list of prerequisites.
  3. A 3.0 GPA in upper-level coursework.
  4. Completion of 25 clinical hours of observation of assessment/treatment for speech-language clients with clear and appropriate documentation (included in SPA 5051 or equivalent course).
  5. Students without a degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders or related field must have completed at least nine (9) credits of prerequisite courses and have a plan to complete all prerequisite courses by the summer of Admissions year for their application to be eligible for review for admission into the MS-SLP graduate program at FIU.
  6. Students must complete the following general education courses as part of their bachelor’s degree or prior to beginning graduate study in the master’s program at FIU:
    1. Biological Science course (e.g., biology, evolution, human anatomy, zoology, genetics, plant or marine biology) (3 credits)
    2. Physical Science course (e.g., physics or chemistry) (3 credits)
    3. Social Sciences courses (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work) (6 credits)
    4. Statistics course (3 credits)
  7. TOEFL is required for applicants whose primary language is not English. The passing requirements for the TOEFL are 550 on the paper test or 80 on the internet based exam. If taking IELTS, scores of 6.5 are required. Additionally, international students must have their transcripts translated to English prior to applying to the master’s program.
  8. If selected, applicants will be invited for interviews with the Admissions Committee.

Please go to How to Apply for detailed application directions.

Transfer & International Students

Transfer and international students for the degree or certificate program must meet additional university requirements before proceeding with an application. Visit the FIU Graduate School website for details.

About our Admissions and Program Policies

Florida International University and Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences policies, procedures, requirements and regulations are continually reviewed to serve the needs of the university/college’s publics and to respond to the mandates of the Florida Department of Education, Board of Governors, the Legislature, and other regulatory and accrediting agencies. Changes in programs, policies, procedures, requirements, and regulations may be made without notice.

Contact Us

For assistance or questions regarding our admission and/or application requirements, please contact the FIU Communication Sciences & Disorders department:

Tel: 305-348-2710