Admission deadlines: Fall M.A. - Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed beginning in January. Applicants seeking funding are strongly encouraged to submit their completed applications no later than February 1. GW will be using CSDCAS application, the common application for Speech-Language Pathology programs, in addition to the GW application. You can find the login portal for CSDCAS here. Your application will not be reviewed until both applications are submitted.
Standardized test scores: GRE general test (institutional code 5246)
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction.
Minimum scores for the program are:
-Academic IELTS: no score below 6.0
-TOEFL: 100 - IBT
Recommendations required: Three (3) recommendations
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.
Prerequisite requirements: A bachelor's degree with a major in speech an hearing science or a related field.
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application. If you are applying for an assistantship or fellowship, you should also describe any teaching experience you have had.
The personal statement should include previous research experience, motivations for engaging in research, research goals, research areas of interest, departmental faculty who have been contacted, and skills that may be relevant to research (e.g. programming languages, statistics), and any other relevant information.
Additional Requirements: Resume or CV required.
International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – Graduate Admissions Office
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 215
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202-994-6210 (phone) ~ 202-994-6213 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday

DNSC 6274Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6275Advanced Statistical Modeling and Analysis
SLHS 8100Communication Disorders Across the Lifespan
SLHS 8200Research Methods and Ethics and Grant Writing
SLHS 8201Research Rotation
SLHS 8202Teaching Rotation
SLHS 8203Doctoral Seminar Leadership
SLHS 8300Statistical Applications for Translational Research
SLHS 8999Dissertation Research
A minimum of 8 credits in elective courses selected from the following:
SPHR 6205Professional and Clinical Issues in Speech and Hearing
SPHR 6207Diagnostic Procedures in Speech and Hearing
SPHR 6210Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
SPHR 6220Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
SPHR 6222Acquired Neuromotor Disorders of Speech Production
SPHR 6230Pediatric Language and Speech Disorders I
SPHR 6231Pediatric Language and Speech Disorders II
SPHR 6240Neurogenic Communication Disorders
SPHR 6241Applied Neuroanatomy
SPHR 6251Seminar: Speech Fluency Disorders
SPHR 6260Voice Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment
SPHR 6276Aural Rehabilitation
SPHR 6281Dysphagia
SPHR 6282Augmentative Communication and Computer Applications in Communication Disorders
SPHR 6284Autism
SPHR 6295Independent Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing
SPHR 6291Selected Topics in Speech–Language Pathology (Aging)