Admission into the CSUSM M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program requires meeting
the general admission requirements for graduate studies at CSUSM and these additional
For required forms, more details or to start your application, see our How To Apply page.
California State University San Marcos
ATTN: Extended Learning, MS SLP
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
*NOTE: We encourage applicants to submit the documents listed above in one packet; however, we understand this may not be possible. Please review your Student Center at myCSUSM to ensure we have received your documents in a timely manner.
Provided below are the CSU required minimum scores for each option:
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In accordance with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2020 certification standards (standard IV-A), applicants must have demonstrated knowledge in the following areas through academic coursework. The CSUSM prerequisite courses identified above in BOLD satisfy each of the ASHA coursework requirements.
Candidates are expected to meet Essential Requirements for Admissions. These inherent qualities should be present at the point of application and when a student begins the program and starts their clinical rotations.
Candidates may be invited to an on campus interview day as part of the application process. This mandatory interview is an opportunity to ensure this program is a good match for the student and vice versa.
Applicants accepted to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology will also be required to submit:
Conditional submission details and deadlines will be provided if offered admissions. This takes a significant amount of time. Please plan to start this early. No exceptions will be made on these deadlines.
For information on how to receive your Certificate of Clearance, please select one of the following links:
The Basic Skills Requirement may be satisfied in a number of ways. The CBEST is most commonly submitted to meet this requirement. For a list of acceptable options to meet the basic skills requirement, please view Basic Skills Requirement.