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Students who are interested in admission to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Northern Iowa may apply for Fall (August), or Spring (January) Semester entry. Admission deadlines are January 20 for Fall admission and September 15 for Spring Semester admission. Prospective students must have a bachelor's degree in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from an accredited college or university and a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Students must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for completion of their baccalaureate degree. Original transcripts must be sent directly from the undergraduate institution(s); transcripts sent by applicants in any other form cannot be accepted. Students complete one Application for Admission to Graduate Study at UNI through the Graduate College for admission to speech-language pathology. The Graduate College admission form is available online (Online Graduate College Application). Applying for admission to the Graduate College is not sufficient for admission into the graduate program in speech-language pathology. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders additionally requires that prospective students submit their results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), complete a Clinical Training and Experience form, and send three (3) letters of recommendation and a Letter of Application (personal statement/essay) prior to the application deadline. Further instructions are available in the following documents:

Instructions for fall 2016 applicants:

You may apply through the CSDCAS system OR apply directly to UNI. 

To apply through CSDCAS, please go to

CSDCAS deadline is January 1, 2016. (This allows for their processing time.)

You also need to complete the Clinical Training & Experience Form and upload it with your CSDCAS application materials.  

 Optional forms to submit directly to

Graduate Assistantship Application

Tuition Scholarship Application 

To apply directly to UNI, please see below:

Checklist (instructions for your use)

Online Graduate College Application

Personal Reference Form with letters of recommendation (3)

Clinical Training and Experience Form

Graduate Assistantship Application (Optional)

Tuition Scholarship Application (Optional)

Letter of Application (Personal Statement/essay) Letter of intent stating your desire to enter our graduate level program, career goals, and the attributes you possess that will make you successful in life and our program.

Official GRE scores need to be sent to the UNI Admissions Office (002 Gilchrist Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018) If you are currently a UNI undergraduate student you do NOT need to request official UNI transcripts.


International students:

Please contact Linda Jernigan ( or (319)273-5925) for more information on applying to UNI.

International Student Department Application

Checklist (instructions for your use)

Personal Reference Form

Clinical Training and Experience Form

Graduate Assistantship Application (Optional)

Tuition Scholarship Application (Optional)

Official transcripts, GRE & TOEFL scores need to be sent to the UNI Admissions (002 Gilchrist Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018)


If you have any questions, please contact:

Deborah Burroughs

Office Coordinator
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
230 Communication Arts Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0356

Phone: (319) 273-2496

Fax: (319) 273-6384