School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Communication Disorders

Department of Communication Disorders

Speech-Language Pathology Program


The Speech-Language Pathology program offers a 75-credit hour program beginning in the summer semester. Our curriculum spans 6 semesters for full-time students. For prospective applicants, we are unable to accommodate one-on-one tours or meetings, but we do offer an annual open house. We currently have a limited number of graduate assistantships. If you are accepted into our program, there is a $200 acceptance fee. For additional information, please refer to our admissions requirements located here, or email our admissions chair at


The Department of Communication Disorders will begin accepting applications for the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology each fall for admittance the following summer.  

The Speech-Language Pathology program uses CSDCAS in its application process.  

Timeline for application  

Applications received and verified by January 27th will be given priority. Applications received after priority deadlines will be considered on a space available basis. If you require assistance filling out the application, please contact the Office of Disability Services at or at (504) 568-2211.  

The application deadline is January 27th. 


Speech-Language Pathology Admission Requirements in Addition to the Application  

LSUHSC offers the following required prerequisite courses to non-background students: 

All transcripts must show successful completion of courses in psychology or social sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, and statistics (as required for ASHA certification). 


  1. Graduate Record Examination Test  

    GRE scores have been waived for this admission cycle. The program uses a multi-faceted rubric to determine admissions based upon GPA, personal statement, and personal interview.  

  2. Letters of Recommendation  

    All applicants must seek 3 letters of recommendation. One must be from an academic source. The academic source must speak to the applicant’s (1) relevance of career goals, (2) aptitude for graduate-level study, (3) potential success in forming effective counseling relationships, and (4) respect for cultural differences. 


  3. Personal Essay  

    All applicants seeking admission to the Masters program in Speech-Language Pathology must submit a typed personal essay. Applicants must respond to the following:  

    • Relevance of career goals,  
    • Aptitude for graduate-level study,  
    • Potential success in forming effective counseling relationships, and  
    • Respect for cultural differences. 

A prompt is provided on the CSDCAS application site. 


Other Information  

Tuition and Fees  

Technical Standards  


Admissions Coordinator Contact Information  
Please feel free to contact the department should you have questions or concerns at .  


Transfer Credit Policy  

The Masters in Speech-Language Pathology program will not accept transfer of Speech-Language Pathology coursework taken by an applicant in any other MS, MA, or MCD program. Applicants who have left a different program will need to apply to begin with the next cohort and take all classes in the LSUHSC-New Orleans Speech-Language Pathology curriculum. 

Available student work positions can be found here.
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